Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the surprise new number one in the United Kingdom video game sales chart for the week ending on February 2, taking the title away from the shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a Japanese role-playing game published by Namco Bandai and created by Level 5 and Studio Ghibli and few observers expected the game to be a hit with Western gamers.
FIFA 13, the football simulation from EA Sports, continues to sit in second place, according to data compiled by UKIE, and it seems that the game will continue to appeal to players as long as the current Premier League season continues to deliver nail biting matches.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from Treyarch and Activision, drops two places in the United Kingdom in order to reach third place, performing well because of the recent release of the first downloadable content pack, called Revolution.
Far Cry 3, another shooter and one of the best titles of 2012, dropped one place in order to reach fourth for the tracked period and the new High Definition re-release of the Hitman trilogy, from Square Enix, has managed to launch in fifth.
Assassin’s Creed 3, from Ubisoft, was affected by the new entries and dropped one position in order to stand in sixth place and the ripples also drove Need for Speed: Most Wanted down into seventh, even though the racing title is doing better than many of its predecessors.
Just Dance 4 ends the week in eight place, while Hitman Absolution, the most recent title in the series, is in ninth.
The United Kingdom top ten is closed down by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a title that launched in the fall of 2011.