DmC: Devil May Cry, the new title from developer Ninja Theory and publisher Capcom, has managed to take over the number one position in the United Kingdom video game chart during its first week on sale.
DmC: Devil May Cry has been criticized by the community when first announced, but it seems that fans have warmed up to the game after it was launched. Sales are significant, although they have failed to reach the number of copies that its predecessor reached during the first week.
FIFA 13, the EA Sports football simulation, is in second place for the week that ended on January 19 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision, continues to occupy the last place on the United Kingdom podium.
Far Cry 3, the open-world experience that many see as the best title launched during 2012, is in fourth place, dropping another two positions when compared to the previous seven-day period and Need for Speed: Most Wanted continues to show the enduring appeal of the brand by sitting in fifth.
Just Dance 4, the casual title from Ubisoft, is in sixth place while Football Manager 2013, the game from Sports Interactive and SEGA, moves up one position in the chart, probably because of the exciting period in the Premier League.
The biggest drop of the week sees Hitman: Absolution, the stealth title from IO Interactive and Square Enix, go down four places in order to reach eight place while The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the 2011 title from Bethesda, continues to prove its resilience in ninth.
Assassin’s Creed 3, another Ubisoft video game, re-enters the top ten, although it is sitting in a precarious position.
Halo 4 and LEGO Lord of the Rings are no longer among the ten best-selling games in the United Kingdom.