UK Charts: Kingdoms of Amalur Takes Top Spot

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a new IP, has managed to grab the top spot in the UK charts. Right behind it is FF XIII-2, showing that perhaps people enjoy other genres outside of the first person shooter. We are a bit behind on reviews for these two games, but they are coming.

The Darkness II charts well at number three, which is great because Jim spoke very highly of it in his review. The only other new entry to make it into the top 20 is Catherine, limping in right at the bottom.


1. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (EA)
2. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix)
3. The Darkness II (2K Games)
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)
11. SoulCalibur V (Namco Bandai)
12. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft)
13. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
14. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Activision)
15. Saints Row: The Third (THQ)
16. Rage (Bethesda)
17. Need For Speed: The Run (EA)
18. Zumba Fitness 2 (505 Games)
19. Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo)
20. Catherine (Deep Silver)

Source: MCV



  1. Very good to see! How FIFA stays in the top 5 is worrying. Its like everyone buys the game three times.

    • Ive just got back from Asda where they have that top 20 thing and they had filled the top 1 to 5 slots entirely with FIFA 12 boxes ? I see this all the time in stores and its kinf of suspicious.
      Anyway i did a little re-arranging for them and put Metal Gear HD at No.1 and BF3 at No.2 !

      • thats strange. haha! thats brilliant

  2. Wow, I really didn’t expect Amalur and TD2 to be so far up the list. Both are fantastic games, but given UK gaming trends, it’s a real surprise.

    • I agree, surprised by amalurs top spot like.

    • loving D2 & Amalur both great games.

    • its great New IP’s and lesser known ones are getting noticed though. Well done UK!

  3. At last a credible chart, long may it continue

  4. Great stuff. I’m thoroughly enjoying Kingdoms of Amalur, and it’s good to see it’s popped up at the top of the chart.
    I have to admit that I’ve seen some shops stocking some titles over others; as an example, HMV had only six copies of Amalur available on release day, and Gamestation had none at all. In comparison, both shops had at least fifty FIFA boxes on the shelves.

  5. Congratulations to 38 Studios and Big Huge Games. Amalur seems like a great game and it’s patiently sitting next to my PS3 until that FFXIII-2 platinum trophy pops up.

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