UK Charts: FIFA 14 back in the lead, Minecraft PS3 debuts 3rd

FIFA 14 is the most successful FIFA yet in terms of the UK charts, having now held the No. 1 spot for a series-leading 12 weeks. It scraped over the line too, after beating Titanfall by a few hundred sales according to sales-compiler Chart Track.

If you think that's a bit too much dominance, then how about this: Four of this week's top five games are from the FIFA and Minecraft series. Except there's only one Minecraft, I hear you cry, but the UK charts denotes the new Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition as separate from last year's Xbox 360 Edition. That means Minecraft PS3 is the highest-charting debut in third place, just ahead of Minecraft Xbox 360 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

There are some big upcoming games that should split up the pack, such as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs, but one new release that failed to do so was Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The puffball's platformer only debuted in 16th, making it the second first-party 3DS game in a row to fall short of the UK top ten after Mario Golf: World Tour.
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Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending May 17:
  1. FIFA 14
  2. Titanfall
  3. Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition
  4. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
  5. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
  6. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. The Lego Movie Videogame
  9. Battlefield 4
  10. Grand Theft Auto 5

This article was originally published on Joystiq.