UK Chart: Minecraft takes third week at the top

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition secures its third week at the top of the UK chart with a 13 percent increase in sales.

The retail version of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has claimed its third week at the top of the UK charts with a 13 percent increase in sales from last week.

FIFA 13 is in second, with the Premier League season beginning this week, and movie tie-in The Smurfs 2 jumped to third after a 35 percent surge in sales.

The only new chart entry in the top 20 this week was Namco Bandai's PlayStation 3 role-playing game Tales of Xillia in fourth.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf dropped to fifth, with Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3-exclusive The Last of Us in sixth.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is seventh, Lego Batman 2 eighth, Tomb Raider ninth, and Assassin's Creed III 10th.

New games being released this week include co-op heist caper Payday 2 and Disney tie-in Planes. The Wii U-exclusive Pikmin 3, which debuted in second two weeks ago, slips to 23rd.

The Top 20 UK chart for the week ending August 10:

1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
2. FIFA 13
3. The Smurfs 2
4. Tales of Xillia
5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
6. The Last of Us
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
8. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
9. Tomb Raider
10. Assassin's Creed III
11. Far Cry 3
12. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
13. Grand Theft Auto IV
14. Lego The Lord of the Rings
15. Max Payne 3
16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition
17. Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros.
18. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
19. Battlefield 3
20. Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package

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vadagar1
vadagar1

been playing this game wayyyyy too long and I still want to XD

Axile11
Axile11

what do you do in Minecraft?

Srenuka14
Srenuka14

A lot of people buy minecraft for youtube especially kids they all want to be like syndicate or something

jayjay444
jayjay444

Surprised Last of us isn't number 1, well done Minecraft.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Nice to see The Last of Us is still in the top 10 spot even in 6 spot it's just because the game came out in June so theres no worry about that anyway, TLOU is the best PS3 game I play. I never thought I see Pikmin 3 way below, for a Wii U exclusive, fans were asking more games and Pikmin 3 is not good enough for them? That's a damn shame.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

welcome to summer when theres bugger all competition for the games charts as always everything is crammed into the last 3 months of the year.....

Axile11
Axile11

and bioshock infinite is nowhere to be found

shingui5
shingui5

Shame to see TLoU fall off it's top spot. It deserves to be there for a lot longer.

Ah well. Glad to see Tales of Xillia rise up at least, though since it's a JRPG, i doubt it will be there next week. Great game though. 

demondogx
demondogx

And that was the last of pikmin, maybe time to port it if they want to make a profit off it

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

There should just be a dedicated Minecraft tab up there at top along side all the platforms at this stage.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

So the top 3 are Minecraft, The Smurfs and, Fifa? Why gamers? Just, why?

blast880
blast880

i still dont understand how can this game be so popular... sure its fun with friends and theres lots of stuff you can do but damn, there are better games out there...

19James89
19James89

Is there any point buying Fifa 13 when Fifa 14 comes out in around five weeks?

bankai_456
bankai_456

gta 4 and skyrim. y u no staph selling?

bankai_456
bankai_456

Minecraft on pc >>>>>>> shitbox version.

olegavi323
olegavi323

LOL Minecraft? Why?? I'm sure there are better games out there. Makes no sens.

wexorian
wexorian

Minecraft hate inc 5.4.3.2.1

19James89
19James89

@EasyComeEasyGo There's a lack of Wii U in the UK that's why. Sales of the Wii U are so bad that Asda aren't selling them in their stores anymore. 

Pikmin 3 has a small consumer base and I'd imagine a lot of people in the UK bought Pikmin 3 within the first few days of its launch.

shingui5
shingui5

@Axile11 

the game that is months old and heavily story driven - which aren't known for long-term sales - isn't on a top sellers list any more?

bloody shock horror! 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@Axile11 That's because it's all hype and nothing more, I bought it for £40 and it's the biggest waste of money iv'e ever spent.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@DamnILoveGames 
1) Minecraft: Great value and a good game
2) Smurfs: "Daddy! daddy! buy me the game, buy it!"
3) Fifa: Europe <3 Soccer

Basically.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@DamnILoveGames because smurfs is new and minecraft/fifa offer non stop gameplay plus its summer and no one releases games in the summer....... I really wish they would instead of waiting till the last 3 months of the year

arqe
arqe

@blast880 First of all its cheap. And the real thing is "You can do whatever you want". I dont know when people get this but "SANDBOX" games are the best games ever created. And 2nd think close to Sandbox is Elder Scroll series and GTA series.Even in single player games as you can see. Check the history. Elder Scrolls and GTA. Look at how they compete againts other games. Its not even funny. They crush others like ants. Becouse there is not much story to follow if you dont want to.For example only Elder Scrolls game i've done some of the main quest is Skyrim and done that for the "Thu'um"

Look at how Eve Online does againts others. Most stable , if you can understand the game probably the most enjoyable online game of all times alongside with Ultima Online.Where players create not only their stories but the games own Story.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@19James89 No mate there is no point u may as well wait but to honest u should skip the Fifa games now, there full of cheaters and the games are just the same every single year, if u bought Fifa 12 for £10 u would get the exact same experience and it's much cheaper than a new Fifa game. 

19James89
19James89

@bankai_456 It's the Legendary version. A lot of people who bought the original version, may well have gone out and bought the legendary edition. I am contemplating purchasing the legendary version of Skyrim to sit along the original version. 


gamespotgunners
gamespotgunners

@olegavi323 Its only like £14.99 where TLOU did well considering it still retails for £39.99 original price tag in most places. Happy to see Tales of Xillia high up though for a new entry. People say JRPG games are dead, I say 'whatever'. T

Most of the rest of the chart are old games at bargain bin prices.

arqe
arqe

@19James89 for example i got the first edition of Morrowind , Tribunal , Bloodmoon. Then i get GOTY Edition. And i've found different boxed versions from US and bought them too. 

Oblivion on Steam , GOTY , 6th Year Annivarsary.

Same goes with Skyrim. It'll never stop selling i think.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@Axile11 @jayjay444 Check out the review on gamespot mate, the PC version is a much better version but the 360 version has had a lot of free updates and as a result there's a lot more stuff in the game to play around with but check out the review mate u might like the look of it. 

jayjay444
jayjay444

@Axile11 @jayjay444 Kinda, there is no story in the game u get put in a randomly generated world and u basically do what ever u want or play to kill the ender dragon. 

arqe
arqe

@Axile11 If you want to. Or you can dive another's game.

arqe
arqe

@DamnILoveGames @arqe i dont know. im just bored at work and its hot in here. thats the "because" i think.