UK Chart: Minecraft stays top as Pikmin 3 falls out of Top 10

The retail release of Minecraft: Xbox 360 takes a second week at the top of the UK charts.


The retail release of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has blocked all competition from the top of the UK charts for a second week running.

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Pikmin 3, which finished last week in second, dropped sharply out of the top 10 to 15th. The Last of Us climbed to second, followed by Animal Crossing: New Leaf in third.

FIFA 13, now in its forty-fifth week in the charts, finished in fourth place.

Movie tie-in The Smurfs 2 climbed twenty places to finish fifth, a 115 percent increase in week-on-week sales buoyed by the release of the accompanying film.

The rest of the top 10 was filled by all the usual suspects: Far Cry 3 in sixth, LEGO Batman 2 seventh, Call of Duty: Black Ops II in eighth, Tomb Raider ninth, and Assassin's Creed III tenth.

The only new entry in the charts this week was the budget re-release of Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package in 29th. Its successor, Saints Row IV, is due out at the end of August.

The Top 20 UK chart for the week ending August 3:

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

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