Train2Game news: UK Charts – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is No.1

Train2Game students see a brand new IP in the form of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning take No.1 in the UK Charts in its first week on sale.

The fantasy title published by EA is the first new IP to take top spot since Dead Island in September last year, and the first original RPG to take the coveted No.1 since Pokémon, twelve years ago in 2000.

Last week’s No.1, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII-2 therefore has to settle for No.2 in its second week in the charts, while The Darkness II from Take 2 is another new entry at No.3 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection drops two spots to No.4, while chart mainstay FIFA 12 slips to No.5.

The new entries to the charts pushes Battlefield 3 down three to No.6, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a non-mover at No.7. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations slips to No.8, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim drops one to No.9, with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games reaching the top ten following the release of a Nintendo 3DS version.

Soulcalibur V, Saints Row The Third and Just Dance 3 all drop out of the top ten, while new releases Catherine and Grand Slam Tennis 2 debut at No. 20 and No.26 respectively.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 11th February 2012 is therefore as follows:

1. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
2. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix)
3. The Darkness II (Take 2)
4. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Konami)
5. FIFA 12 (EA)
6. Battlefield 3 (EA)
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
8. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
10. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (SEGA)

New releases this week include UFC Undisputed 3. Read The Train2Game Blog interview with UFC  Undisputed 3 Senior Designer Wes Bunn here.

What are your thoughts on this week’s charts? Is it positive that a new IP has reached No.1?  Have you purchased any of the new releases?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track]