It’s a great week for Nintendo as the Wii U title Pikmin 3 launches itself into second position in the UK all-formats chart. The cute critters were just pipped to the post by Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and came in above the PlayStation 3 game The Last of Us. Although they didn’t quite nab the top spot, it’s an incredible achievement for both the franchise and the Wii U, where back in 2004, Pikmin 2 debuted at number 32. Nintendo has also seen the release for the boxed version of New Super Luigi U, which has jumped straight in at number 13 in the all-formats chart but number 6 in the individual, and is a considerable achievement given that many Wii U owners would have opted for the downloadable version.
In 3DS news, Animal Crossing: New Leaf refuses to move from fourth place as it continues to remain in the top five for the seventh consecutive week since its release. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. move from third to fifth place this week, but are still hanging in the top five. The individual charts even see Luigi’s Mansion 2 moving up into eighth from ninth place this week, so it’s been a fantastic time for Luigi and his 3DS antics. You can see the top ten all-format charts below, and if you wish to view them in full, you can do so here.
1. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
2. Pikmin 3
3. The Last Of Us
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
5. Mario And Luigi: Dream Team Bros
6. FIFA 13
7. Far Cry 3
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Legendary
9. Tomb Raider
10. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes