Ninja Theory secures UK #1 with DMC reboot

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

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1DMC
12FIFA 13
33Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
24Far Cry 3
55Need For Speed Most Wanted
66Just Dance 4
87Football Manager 13
48Hitman Absolution
1110Assassin's Creed 3
1011LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
1212WWE 13
1314Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
1715Skylanders Giants
1916Forza Motorsport 4
2017LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
1818Medal of Honor: Warfighter
New Entry19NBA 2K13
Re-Entry20Borderlands 2

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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D8 years ago
Well done Ninja! Not my kind of game, but always good to see stuff like this.
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd8 years ago
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.
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John McCaul Web Developer, DevPhase.Net8 years ago
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.
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Matt Ernst Studying Culinary Arts, Hennepin Tech8 years ago

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

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