Minecraft takes the crown in UK all formats software sales chart

The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has spent some weeks in the shadow of Sony’s The Last of Us, but it appears last week was its final moment at the top of the UK all formats software sales chart for now. Minecraft has already sold plenty of copies via digital download on the Xbox 360, making it a popular choice, and so bringing a retail version seems like making sense and also opening up the sandbox world to more gamers. With Pikmin 3 entering the chart at number 2, can Minecraft hold its own.

CHARTTRACK WEEKLY CHARTS All formats – Week ending 27 July 2013

1            MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION     MICROSOFT     2
2            PIKMIN 3     NINTENDO     –
3            THE LAST OF US     SONY COMPUTER ENT.     1
4      –      ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF     NINTENDO     4
5            MARIO AND LUIGI: DREAM TEAM BROS.     NINTENDO     3
6            FIFA 13     EA SPORTS     9
7            FAR CRY 3     UBISOFT     6
8      –      THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY     BETHESDA SOFTWORKS     8
9            TOMB RAIDER     SQUARE ENIX     10
10            LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES     WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE     12
11            ASSASSIN’S CREED III     XBOX 360 CLASSICS     13
12            GRAND THEFT AUTO IV     XBOX 360 CLASSICS     14
13            NEW SUPER LUIGI U     NINTENDO     –
14            MAX PAYNE 3     ROCKSTAR     7
15            LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS     WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE     19
16            CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II     ACTIVISION     11
17      –      GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES – LIBERTY CITY     ROCKSTAR     17
18            DYNASTY WARRIORS 8     KOEI     5
19            BATTLEFIELD 3     EA GAMES     –
20            NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED     EA GAMES     15

Written by: Robert Cram

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