UK Chart: DmC knocked to fourth as Black Ops II takes lead

Call of Duty takes its first UK No. 1 in 2013.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II has taken first place in the UK charts this week, with Capcom and Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry slipping to fourth after being unable to keep the top spot for two weeks running.

It's the first time Black Ops II has topped the chart in 2013. FIFA 13--which took the charts for the first two weeks of January--is in second, and Ubisoft's island romp Far Cry 3 is third.

The usual suspects fill out the top 10: Assassin's Creed III, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Just Dance 4, Football Manager 2013, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Hitman: Absolution.

The only new release last week was The Sims 3: '70s, '80s, '90s Stuff, which entered the charts in 36th. This Friday sees the much-loved Studio Ghibli JRPG Ni No Kuni landing on shop shelves, but will it be able to make the charts next week?

The Top 10 UK All-Format Ukie Games Charts for the week ending January 26, 2013:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
2. FIFA 13
3. Far Cry 3
4. DmC: Devil May Cry
5. Assassin's Creed III
6. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
7. Just Dance 4
8. Football Manager 2013
9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. Hitman: Absolution
11. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
12. Lego Lord of the Rings
13. Halo 4
14. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed
15. Skylanders Giants
16. WWE 13
17. Dishonored
18. Forza 4
19. Forza Horizon
20. Borderlands 2

Discussion

97 comments
tightwad34
tightwad34

Damn it UK, don't fall in line with the U.S. and how many other countries. Think for yourselves!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm a bit surprised to see DMC falling so quickly from the top.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Black Ops & MW have become a much more social experience, on XBL anyway, cant speak for the PS3 (that isnt a 'Bash' either), just my observation from owning one and having regular access to the other.

It is my opinion that the MW & BLOPS franchises sell so well not just because of game itself as much as the fact that evereyone talks, allbeit in the form of 12 year old rants, but thankfully, thats were the 'Mute' feature comes into its own : )

Its also nice to see Far Cry 3 holding its own, brilliant game!

hsdkjfhgksdjfg
hsdkjfhgksdjfg

@CRAPCOM1926 I read this guy's writing out loud with an Asian accent and just about pissed myself laughing. 

"Smoth plataforming? Ok the original series has Sucky platforming, ill give Ninja theory that. Boss Battle Sucks majoer ass in previous DMC the boss battle were the best part ( FOR MY) of the game.

HAHAHAHA!!! thanks, see you on Feedbackula.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

I'm glad Farcry 3 is still selling well... That was my GOTY 2012. As far as "DmC" goes, I can't say I'm surprised. It's hard to force sales when the core audience isn't behind it. No matter how much Gamespot tries...

Call of Duty sells so well because they have a HUGE casual core audience that doesn't really care what the next game turns out like. Sounds crazy, I know, but that's the power of popularity. Just ask Apple how they make a killing off of their overpriced products...

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

The only reason DMC was at no 1. last week was because it had a 3 day head start. In my not so humble opinion, Ninja Theory's DMC sucks, and is a spit in face to DMC fans around the world. I'm so glad its not selling...

No hate against Ninja Theory... just don't like them changing the DMC universe. Vergil is just sad this time around... 

bannermanner
bannermanner

It's better than DmC 2 and 4 for sure.  Gameplay-wise, I'd put it slightly under 3 and slightly over 1.  The story and characters are far better than in any of the others.  It deserves to sell well, but fanbabies are crying a bit too loudly for their horrible cliché-ridden storytelling and androgynous frat boy protagonist.

shantd
shantd

What is this list based on? Sales? I'm assuming so, but the article doesn't mention...

TheCommenter77
TheCommenter77

Lets re-arrange this list :)

1. Assassin's Creed III
2.  DmC: Devil May Cry
3. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
5. Hitman: Absolution
6. Halo 4
7. Dishonored
8. Forza Horizon
9. Forza 4
10. Borderlands 2
11. FIFA 13
12. Far Cry 3
13. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed
14. Just Dance 4
15. Football Manager 2013
16. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
17. LEGO Lord of the Rings
18. WWE 13
19. Skylanders Giants
20. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

I really hope DmC sells well enough to warrant a sequel- I thoroughly enjoyed the new game 

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

WOW so COD is top&hot in all over the world. Shame on u Steamers and COD haters..

 the only game which is most powerful is an Skyrim as it was released last year and still in top ten and  i hope good for Halo4, NeedforSpeed MW, Borderland2. The tributed title is WWE 13 of currently dissolved THQ 

emarati999
emarati999

not surprising that Black ops is in the top it's one of the best games of 2012 but Assassin's Creed III at the top of  Need for Speed: Most Wanted come on need for speed is a hit and i loved it but can't say bout all games coz i didn't play them all but come on Forza Horizon is so good why the hell is it 19th !!!!!

Poliveira23
Poliveira23

The only reason that explain DMC is in fourth is the economic recession............... LOL

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Well, will start the game today to see how it holds, though I have low expectations...

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Really a shame. But as expected, NT' games aren't exactly the types that will sell big.

Simplythebest12
Simplythebest12

This chart only shows of how brainless and pathetic is the average gamer there

Aria1368
Aria1368

This is only UK ... World wide DmC is first!

179107199999
179107199999

@tightwad34 YEAH!! You guys have Lewis Hamiliton!!! We had...ahem Scott Speed....anyway don't worry it'll be over quite soon.DmC is taking a hit

Ledah
Ledah

@Hellhound30x Not just Vergil, even Sparda is a pathetic excuse for a demon, according to the new "story-line".

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

@grey_fox1984 The only reason I would like to see a "DmC" sequel is because Capcom is clearly incapable of making a proper DMC 5. So hopefully they stay far away from the original franchise.

Let the true DMC rest in peace if Kamiya isn't going to be involved.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@MatrixGamer78 The only thing I could conclude is : people like shit. Shitty game, shitty movies and shitty music.

179107199999
179107199999

@Simplythebest12 They don't see how they're manipulated in to buying those games.a Youtuber by the name of Eventstatus had a good video on it

shingui5
shingui5

@Simplythebest12 "people who don't like what i like are stupid!"

your attitude is terrible.

rkzhao
rkzhao

@Aria1368 Link? this is talking about 2nd week sales btw. As in week ending in january 26

First week sales DmC was 1st world wide I think

tightwad34
tightwad34

@179107199999 @tightwad34 I think you may have misinterpreted what I wrote. I was meaning the fact the COD is in the top spot. Then again, maybe you knew what I meant.

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

@Plasmid_king Haha! You really are pathetic aren't you? And for your information, I do not have any Chris bust(s) in my home;but I do have some some cool posters of other video game characters.

emarati999
emarati999

@Plasmid_king not in her or him fantsy world i understand that pepole hate the fact the story was changed but still it's a good game a great game

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

@Mrod1212 @M3o5nster @grey_fox1984 He was originally tasked with creating Resident Evil 4, and making the jump to the ps2. He ended up making Devil May Cry. He even wrote a novel for DMC in Japan.

Later Crapcom chose another creative lead for DMC2, in which Kamiya expressed his appointment. He would say later on that Capcom never pushed the envelope with DMC in terms of Action.

I've always felt that Bayonetta was his response to Capcom messing up the franchise...  

Aria1368
Aria1368

@rkzhao @Aria1368 yet there is no proof that can say, world wide stats of week 2 is going to be changed the same way as it it did for UK's week 2.

rkzhao
rkzhao

@Aria1368 uh....week 1 sales =/= week 2 sale

DmC was #1 in UK as well on week one. vgchartz hasn't updated yet so it's still only week one sales. You can't say DmC is #1 worldwide this week (week 2 for DmC) simply because it's #1 worldwide on last week.

I'm not sure how much clearer I can explain that...

Aria1368
Aria1368

@Mortz_88  rkzhao Did you even hear what i say?! i said this sh8t right here is only for UK ... world wide DmC is on top. You can't say it isn't just because in UK it is not on top.

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

@Aria1368 Thats first week sales, and all that shows is how pathetic its sales actually are you moron