Minecraft’s Steve storms the charts

Even with EA’s World Cup tie-in released way ahead of the first kick off, sales of FIFA 14 show no sign of slowing.

It’s the UK’s number one yet again, making it the 12th week it has taken the top spot. This is actually an all-new record for EA – the previous best was FIFA: Road to World Cup ’98 with 11 weeks.

Titanfall drops to #2, and then at #3 it’s a new arrival – Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition. With the Xbox 360 version currently at #3 and the PS4 and PS Vita iterations not far off, we could potentially see a UK top five comprised of different versions of Minecraft at some point.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil finishes off this week’s UK top five.

Kirby Triple Deluxe is only other new entry in the top 40. The pink hued dude arrives at a respectable #16.

Last week’s chart arrival Bound By Flame falls from #12 to #19. Considering the mixed reviews it has been receiving – everything from 7.5/10 to 1/5, according to Metacritic – we thought it may have dropped further than that.

Over in the single format charts, Nascar ’14 makes a pitstop at #23 in the PlayStation 3 chart while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 makes #5 in the Xbox One chart.

We imagine that the majority of people interested in Spider-Man 2 chose to download it from the Xbox Marketplace – where it was available at launch – rather than wait for the belated retail release. Either that or the mediocre reviews have put people off. Which is highly likely, in fairness.

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