UK Chart: DmC tops the charts with only a third of its predecessor's sales

Ninja Theory's reboot knocks FIFA from the top spot.

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DmC: Devil May Cry, Capcom's warmly-received but slightly controversial reboot of the Devil May Cry series, has taken the top spot in the UK charts in its first week, knocking FIFA 13 down into second place after its two-week stint at the top.

It's Capcom's first UK number one since Resident Evil 5 in 2009, even though Ninja Theory's DmC could only manage just over a third of what Devil May Cry 4 sold in its first week way back in 2008. DmC even had a three-day head start thanks to its worldwide Tuesday launch - games in the UK are traditionally launched on Friday.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II rounds out the top three, with Far Cry 3 dropping two places to fourth and Need for Speed: Most Wanted sticking in fifth.

DmC is the only new release to chart in the Top 40 this week, although 2K's NBA 2k13 returns in 19th, Paper Mario: Sticker Star pops in at 35th and Battlefield 3 enters at 39.

The Top 10 UK All-Format Ukie Games Charts for the week ending January 19, 2013:

1. DmC: Devil May Cry
2. FIFA 13
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
4. Far Cry 3
5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
6. Just Dance 4
7. Football Manager 2013
8. Hitman: Absolution
9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. Assassin's Creed III

Discussion

254 comments
karin_2049
karin_2049

DmC tops the charts in UK? against what?! there are no other "big" releases right now, and FIFA was released like 4 months ago btw

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

this series did not need a reboot, the original was doing just fine. besides, the old dante looked way better.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

The only DMC I liked was the very first one. The second was a let down, 3 brought back a little bit of credibility. And 4 buried it. 

This revamping of the series is just what I needed. I loved the demo, I now own the game. And for the first time since DMC1, I have respect for the series again. 

Getting rid of that floppy, white haired, Japanese anime freak was the best thing they ever did.  

AdrianJNYC
AdrianJNYC

It's good to see DMC having great success and topping the UK charts. Hopefully, with this early success will come a sequel in the future - perhaps on the next-gen consoles.

cfstar
cfstar

Well, those 5 million units you wanted to sell do look very close now, don't they Capcom?

jark888
jark888

When Capcom has too many post-released versions of a game, they won't make a good sell on the  first version of the game. There're not many people buy new these days. Especially not from Capcom!

isaacyassar
isaacyassar

Capcom pissed off many loyal fans = Capcom deserves piracy. Nuff said.

tightwad34
tightwad34

Topping the charts after the holiday rush is ho hum, though I suppose someone has to be #1. Topping FIFA in Europe is impressive.

cfstar
cfstar

Do note that the HD Collection of the original series outsold this on Amazon. Lol

steelmouth
steelmouth

is it just me or this martin gaston really looks like dante, have anyone checked if they related

tgwolf
tgwolf

That would be because Dante was modeled after your's truly...Yeah, the face and swagger wins again, forget all the action...

tibbydriver0540
tibbydriver0540

Great game. Beat it once already. Playing it again on easy just to upgrade my health and weapons more so I can tackle the higher difficulties.

ranzikiel
ranzikiel

I like this DMC but i like the older one better.
DMC 3 gave me alot of headache but it was fun and challenging..
this one was uhmm...easier i think??..or i'm alot better than i supposed to be than last time  =D

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

Well since it is #1 it may be considered a success but if that game sold one third of DMC4 ... someone may conclude that gamer buy less game now than ever ... and NO wonder ... so much great franchise became aweful and plagued by DLC ...

The gen EA, Activision and Capcom are the one to avoid

YoungPrinceT
YoungPrinceT

Who wants to pay $60 for a 6-8 hour game?  I don't understand developers these days.

burn_oren
burn_oren

they like it...so what?? get a life dude. everybody got OPIUNION 

FlameBoyBen
FlameBoyBen

honestly I expected this from the terrible PR from capcom and ninja theory

robbiejones
robbiejones

gr8 work ninja theory, excellent game!!

chasind
chasind

@kavadias1981 I completely agree 100%  I guarantee all who don't like the new DmC haven't played the entire series or haven't even tried the demo to the new reboot. I was a skeptic at 1st with the new Release, honestly thinking it was going to be the same crap DmC4 was loaded with- the japanese anime/overtones which was really old. I even didn't like dante's new look at 1st but now- I prefer it. For those who won;t play the new DmC bc of the way he looks, or bc ninja theory helped develop it; TRY THE DEMO 1ST.

zfair89
zfair89

@kavadias1981 I still don't understand why Dante is the main object of criticism for a lot if people. I had this crazy notion that it was the combat that made DMC the series it is today, not that 'floppy, white haired dude'. Maybe I was wrong.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@AdrianJNYC To be fair, it wasn't exactly hard to top the charts in a week where literally NOTHING ELSE of interest was released.

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

@tightwad34 Its not impressive because Fifa has been out since September 28th in the UK, and in the third week of January DmC has just barely outsold it.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@Coco_pierrot You probably worked this out already, but that fact that it's in the #1 position means that in its 1st week, it beat Fifa 13's *16th* week.

That really isn't aaaanything for them to brag about, and certainly not any reason to think it's doing well.  Some of the guys on here just refuse to think beyond the first piece of information they see.

chipwithdip
chipwithdip

@Coco_pierrot Stay free while I continue to support Capcom. They make one dumb action for every blessing, but at the end of the day, they DO have some respect for their fans. At least...their Street Fighter fans, which I'm one of.

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@YoungPrinceT You obviously never play videogames during the NES days ... because a Mega Man games lasted no more than 2h when you know what you do... and it costed 70$ ... I remeber buying Mega Man 3 with Christmas money in 1989 it was the first game I bought with my own money.

The problem isn,t the lengh of the game ... because they created very long game but they feel shallow like an empty shell. Once you beat the game and got every Acheivement/Trophy there is no reason to play it ... While I played so many hours of MegaMan3 I could finish the game with only the mega buster and do kinda a perfect run.

Or in the past gen ... there were collectible that gave something in the game not just a stupid Acheivement ... stuff like that that make a 10h game a shallow experience while a 1h game could be so fun

179107199999
179107199999

@burn_oren No that's not what it means.It beat out a game that was 16 weeks old.Fifa's sales were already beyond slow at that point.In other words DmC didn't do anything remotley special

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Mortz_88  Well, it's still impressive to me seeing how FIFA is huge in Europe. These are the numbers for the last month, correct?

179107199999
179107199999

@naryanrobinson  thank you.I was wondering about that.Its funny how Gamespot and other Major Review companies try to put a positive spin on how bad the game has sold.If it sold that poorly in  the UK I wonder how it is over here...

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@chipwithdip Seriously dude ??? Street Fighter wasn't saved at all ... 3 Street Fighter games in a very short amound of time. All of them crippled with DLC and at each new incarneation they put the DLC of the previous game as starting caracters ... yeah ... Capcom raped every game they made this gen

179107199999
179107199999

@Coco_pierrot @YoungPrinceT agreed totally agree. In the age after Carts we got more content with more hours when disc based games came out and we pretty much were getting what we paid for.now in this generation we get less.All this new tech and the greatest thing lots of companies learned to do is rip off consumers and expect us to pay full price.

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

@Coco_pierrot We're not playing NES anymore, games have advanced a lot since then, so to expect people to pay £39.99 for a game that you can finish in a day, and apart from higher difficulty, offers very little in terms or replay value, is ridiculous. 

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@AdrianJNYC @DarkSaber2k "Pretty well"? It struggled to barely beat a game that has been out since SEPTEMBER. It'll be gone & forgotten by next week for all except the bitter "you changed it now it sucks" types..

Coco_pierrot
Coco_pierrot

@Mortz_88 What replay they have now ??? Tacked on Multiplayer ? Right now I'm playing Final Fantasu 1 and Final Fantasy Tactics ( the PSOne version ) and I still love it. I still play My Mega Man Collection on PS2 from time to time and still enjoy it. The moment I finised Uncharted I didn't care for it anymore

It's been a very crappy Gen outside of a few gem like Demon Soul.

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

@179107199999 Just one example but Demon's Souls is one of the better games to come out in a very long time. The combat is very smooth and can be mastered fairly easily. It has good replay value through making new characters or exploring hidden areas. Also its one of the most challenging games I've ever played. I think that this was more the direction DmC should have gone in, and not taken the steps back in terms of combat and simplistic design.

179107199999
179107199999

@Mortz_88 @Coco_pierrot  Funny how advanced they got that that some games you still can beat in a few hrs and you still pay full price for it.And on top of that some games have sections locked away only for you to buy it as DLC. I'd rather play an NES game because the rewards for victory were sweeter.Those games back then were challenging.And the Music...they were so limited with Tech but a lot of that music is still memorable. This generation is trash well close to it anyway.