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Minecraft blocks top spot on UK charts, Pikmin 3 takes a dive

A relatively quiet week on the UK charts allows for some meditative crafting, with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition squarely in first place. The Last of Us moves up to the second of us again, as Pikmin 3, which debuted last week in second, drops all the way off the top ten and into ... still looking ... still looking ... there it is: 15.

It's not all bad news for Nintendo, as Animal Crossing: New Leaf moves up into third this week and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team stumbles ever so slightly from fifth to eleventh.

The Smurfs 2 occupies fifth place, with a sales increase of 115 percent following its debut two weeks ago. That's just smurfed-up. Check out the UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); 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
  9. Tomb Raider
  10. Assassin's Creed 3