It may have taken it a few weeks to get there, but now that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has the top spot it seems unwilling to relinquish its grip with a third successive week at the top. FIFA has bounced back into 2nd again while even the Smurfs 2 has managed to gain a couple of places. New entry Tales of Xilia is at number four while Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which drops two positions, rounds off the top 5.
1 (1) – Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
4J Studios, the development team behind Minecraft, has said that the game has now sold more than 8 million copies. You can build, manage, fight, and generally mess around in a world of your own creating while playing Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. Enjoying its third week at the top the popularity of the ported version of the game is evident and it seems likely that Minecraft will continue to retain top spot for at least another week.
2 (4) – FIFA 13
The start of the football season has seen FIFA 13 gain two positions and head back up to second. The next iteration of the game is some weeks away so expect to see 13 continue to hang around for at least a while longer.
3 (5) – The Smurfs 2
Honestly, we didn’t know there were so many Smurfs fans in the world. It is unlikely that anybody but the most ardent lovers of the little blue Smurfs are buying the game and we can only hope that everybody now has a copy.
4 (-) – Tales Of Xilia
The PS3 is responsible for putting out some really good quality platform specific titles. The Last Of Us has dropped down to sixth place this week but JRPG title Tales Of Xilia is picking up the baton like a slightly inferior second leg runner in a relay race. The graphics aren’t great, but then the game has been out for two years in Japan, but there is a lot of content that has masses of replay value too so is well worth a go for RPG lovers.
5 (3) – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is doing the 3DS some serious favours. It may be aimed primarily at the younger gaming generation but we suspect there are a few parents and even grandparents enjoying putting in some hours with this one. You manage your new animal town through relationships and conversations, rather than building and fighting and it is a fun little game.