A 74 per cent surge in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sales prevented Pikmin 3 from claiming Nintendo's first Wii U No.1 in the All Formats Chart.
Pikmin 3 is the highest placed Wii U title of the 43 games released for the platform thus far. The game did perform considerably better than the GameCube's Pikmin 2, however, which struggled into the chart at No.32 back in 2004.
Nintendo also released New Super Luigi U, which entered the chart at No.13.
The Last of Us falls to No.3 after spending six weeks at the top.
Elsewhere Dynasty Warriors 8 drops from No.5 to No.18 – expected given its niche audience – and The Smurfs 2 recorded a 213 per cent sales increase which sees its enter the Top 40 at No.25.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 30, 2013
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
11. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
12. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV
13. NEW SUPER LUIGI U
14. MAX PAYNE 3
15. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
16. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
17. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY
18. DYNASTY WARRIORS 8
19. BATTLEFIELD 3
20. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
There's nothing to get excited about on Friday so expect the current chart toppers to battle for No.1 next week. Pikmin 3 may struggle to maintain its position given the small Wii U installed base, but strong reviews and positive word of mouth may help counter the usual week 2 decline.