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Minecraft 360 retains UK #1, Pikmin crashes to 15th

Minecraft 360 retains UK #1, Pikmin crashes to 15th

Mon 05 Aug 2013 8:26am GMT / 4:26am EDT / 1:26am PDT
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Largely static chart dominated by hardy perennials

The 360 version of Minecraft, produced by 4J for Mojang and Microsoft, has retained the UK number one spot, with the usual suspects jostling for position underneath. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us returns to number two as Pikmin 3 sinks down to 15th after just one week in the top ten.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf and FIFA 13 make up third and fourth, with a box-office boosted Smurfs 2 claiming fifth.

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
3 2 The Last Of Us
4 3 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
6 4 FIFA 13
Re-entry 5 The Smurfs 2
7 6 Far Cry 3
10 7 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
16 8 Call of Duty Black Ops 2
9 9 Tomb Raider
11 10 Assassin's Creed III
5 11 Mario and Luigi Dream Team Bros.
15 12 LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
14 13 Max Payne 3
12 14 GTA IV
2 15 Pikmin 3
20 16 Need For Speed Most Wanted
19 17 Battlefield 3
17 18 GTA Episodes: Liberty City
8 19 Skyrim: Legendary Edition
Re-entry 20 The Sims 3: Island Paradise

5 Comments

Aleksi Ranta
Product Manager - Hardware

273 127 0.5
Well judging by the fall in sales of Pikmin, it seems it wasnt the console seller it was hyped up to be.
Maybe it will bounce back...

Posted:A year ago

#1

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

2,266 2,404 1.1
I don't know many that expected it to be a perennial charter. None of the Pikmin games were ever big sellers. While much heralded, Pikmin is one of their smaller franchises.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,174 1,124 0.5
You'd think Nintendo would have had a Wii U Animal Crossing out (which would have been a guaranteed system seller) before a Pikmin 3, but lessons to be learned, I suppose...

Posted:A year ago

#3

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

2,266 2,404 1.1
The Animal Crossing development team (EAD Group 2) only just finished wrapping up New Leaf on 3DS late last year. That game had a 2 year development cycle. And Pikmin 3 began development at EAD Group 4 way back in 2008.

I think the concentration on getting 3DS selling better after its own slow start left them with less than optimal development resources for Wii U.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Christian Keichel
Journalist

674 922 1.4
You'd think Nintendo would have had a Wii U Animal Crossing out (which would have been a guaranteed system seller) before a Pikmin 3, but lessons to be learned, I suppose...
I am not sure, Animal Crossing on the Wii didn't sold nearly as good, as on the Nintendo DS (3.4 million Wii vs. 11.7 million DS). At least to me, the franchise works best on a handheld, because it's a game, that is played in short sessions over a long period. When I ride the train in the morning, I play Animal Crossing.

Posted:A year ago

#5

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