Minecraft topples The Last of Us in UK charts, Pikmin 3 second

After surviving for six weeks, The Last of Us' reign as UK No. 1 is over. Naughty Dog's game is blocked from the top spot by a resurgent Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, a 74 percent rise in sales seeing the XBLA game's disc version tower to the top in its fifth week at retail.

Meanwhile, The Last of Us drops all the way down to third, because the runner-up spot is claimed for the first time by a Wii U exclusive. Yes, the just-landed Pikmin 3 consumes second place in the UK to become the highest-charting Wii U-only game yet, a welcome boost for the fresh-faced console.

It's a positive-looking UK top ten for Nintendo all round, with 3DS games Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team comfortable in fourth and fifth. The big N almost made it four out of ten, the newly released standalone (and very green) retail version of New Super Luigi U coming in at the 13 spot.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending July 27:
  1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  2. Pikmin 3
  3. The Last of Us
  4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  5. Mario and Luigi: Dream Team
  6. FIFA 13
  7. Far Cry 3
  8. Skyrim - Legendary Edition
  9. Tomb Raider
  10. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

This article was originally published on Joystiq.