Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has denied the Wii U its first taste of the top of the UK charts, with a 74 per cent jump in sales securing it the lead over Pikmin 3.
Nintendo's GameCube predecessor, Pikmin 2, debuted at 32 in the UK chart back in 2004.
Another new release on Wii U, the disc-based edition of New Super Luigi U, debuted in the chart at 13. The game had previously been made available digitally on the Wii U eShop.
The Last of Us slips to third, ending its unbroken six-week run at the top of the charts.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros are in fourth and fifth, with FIFA 13 in sixth.
Far Cry 3 is seventh, Skyrim eighth, and Tomb Raider ninth. LEGO Batman 2 rounds out the top ten.
The top 20 UK chart for the week ending July 27:
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 Edition
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 from Liberty City
18. Dynasty Warriors 8
19. Battlefield 3
20. Need for Speed: Most Wanted