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Ninja Theory secures UK #1 with DMC reboot

By Dan Pearson

Ninja Theory secures UK #1 with DMC reboot

Mon 21 Jan 2013 10:16am GMT / 5:16am EST / 2:16am PST

First UK top spot for Capcom since Resident Evil 5 in 2009

Ninja Theory Ltd.

Ninja Theory Ltd. are a video game developer based in Cambridge, UK and are creators of the visually...

Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry franchise reboot has secured the top spot on the UK all format charts, knocking FIFA 13 from the number one position and giving Capcom its first chart leader since Resident Evil 5 in week thirteen of 2009.

However, GFK-Chartrack's figures reveal that the title has only sold just over a third of the units shifted by 2008's Devil May Cry 4, which also secured the number one position on its week of release.

Sales of other titles were down almost across the board compared to last week, with Hitman Absolution showing the biggest drop to eighth from fourth.

All chart data is collated by UKIE and GfK Chart-Track.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 DMC
1 2 FIFA 13
3 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
2 4 Far Cry 3
5 5 Need For Speed Most Wanted
6 6 Just Dance 4
8 7 Football Manager 13
4 8 Hitman Absolution
9 9 Skyrim
11 10 Assassin's Creed 3
10 11 LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
12 12 WWE 13
15 13 Dishonored
13 14 Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
17 15 Skylanders Giants
19 16 Forza Motorsport 4
20 17 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
18 18 Medal of Honor: Warfighter
New Entry 19 NBA 2K13
Re-Entry 20 Borderlands 2

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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D

863 708 0.8
Well done Ninja! Not my kind of game, but always good to see stuff like this.

Posted:3 years ago


Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

1,025 1,486 1.4
Sadly as a fan of the oldschool DMC games I find the new entry doesn't live up to my high expectations. It's a good enough action game, but it doesn't play like a DMC game. Guess my best hope is more Bayonetta.

Posted:3 years ago


John McCaul Web Developer, DevPhase.Net

24 41 1.7
I'm happy its not Fifa of COD at number one again, sure DMC is an established franchise but fair play to what Capcom and Ninja Theory have achieved here. Hopefully 2013 will provide many different UK#1's and not just the same old games that come out year in year out.

Posted:3 years ago


Matt Ernst Studying Culinary Arts, Hennepin Tech

24 20 0.8

All this congratulating for only 24,000 copies sold on an opening week?

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Matt Ernst on 27th January 2013 12:04am

Posted:3 years ago


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