UK Video Games Chart: So Long Pikmin

Minecraft maintains its top spot

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UK Video Games Chart: So Long Pikmin
A dull week in the UK All Formats video game charts where most games retain their chart positions, there is two new entries in the Top 20. One descent, however, stands out.

The fall from grace - or rather sales - happened to Pikmin 3, which is being heavily TV advertised and had most of the gaming press flinging twee "Squees" at each other last week. The new entries are... Smurfs 2 and The Sims 3: Island Paradise.

Aside from this, Chart-Track says: "It's a quiet week for new releases and so the 4J studios developed title finds itself largely unchallenged at the top. The Last of Us (-2%) which held the crown for six weeks prior to Minecraft's ascent to the top climbs a place to No2 as does Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Leaf (-0%) to No3. Following a strong week on week boost in sales EA's FIFA 13 (+33%) continues to climb back up the chart reaching No4.

"Even more impressive is the climb of Ubisoft's The Smurfs 2 (+115%) which following its debut two weeks ago flies up the chart to No5 no doubt helped by their second outing on the big screen. Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: Black Ops II (+48%) is also back in the Top 10 up from No16 to No7 following a near fifty percent boost in sales. Square Enix's Tomb Raider (+1%) is a non-mover at No9 while Assassin's Creed III (+11%) just edges out Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros to round off the Top 10 at No10."

{01} - 01 - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Microsoft
{03} - 02 - The Last of Us - Sony
{04} - 03 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Nintendo
{06} - 04 - FIFA 13 - EA Sports
{NE} - 05 - The Smurfs 2 - Ubisoft
{07} - 06 - Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
{10} - 07 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Warner Bros. Interactive
{16} - 08 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Activision
{09} - 09 - Tomb Raider - Square Enix
{11} - 10 - Assassin's Creed III - Ubisoft


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