Kingdoms of Amalur hits number one

Ousts Final Fantasy from the top spot
Darren Allan

February 13, 2012
Kingdoms of Amalur

There’s a new number one in the all-format UK game chart this week, after two RPGs battled it out at the top.

Last week’s chart topper, Final Fantasy XIII-2, slid to number two with the release of EA’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which blazed into the number one position.

Kingdoms of Amalur is one of those rarities, these days; a new intellectual property which goes straight to the top. To be honest, a new intellectual property in itself is rare enough in gaming when it comes to the big publishing houses.

There was another new entry at number three in the form of Take 2’s sequel, The Darkness II.

Last week’s number two, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, halved in sales and slipped to number four.

EA didn’t just have the number one in this week’s top ten, but also numbers five and six with both FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3 continuing to sell strongly. Modern Warfare 3 found itself behind those two.

At number eight, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations found itself slipping two places, followed by Skyrim which took a considerable dip this week.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games shot up the chart to number ten off the back of the newly released 3DS version (last week it was number thirty-one).

Another new release for EA failed to make any impact, Grand Slam Tennis 2 only managing number twenty-six.






 

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