Archive for February, 2013

‘Ni No Kuni’ ends ‘Black Ops 2’s all-format chart reign

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the brand new all-format number one.

The PS3-exclusive RPG makes its debut above FIFA 13 and Black Ops 2 in second and third respectively.

This week’s second-highest new entry sees Hitman HD Trilogy debut at five, sandwiched between Ubisoft titles Far Cry 3 and Assassin’s Creed 3.

Agent 47’s latest release Hitman Absolution moves up to nine, above Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DmC: Devil May Cry in ten and 11 respectively.

The top 20 in full:
1. (-) Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
2. (2) FIFA 13 (Electronic Arts)
3. (1) Black Ops 2 (Activision)
4. (3) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
5. (-) Hitman HD Trilogy (Square Enix)
6. (5) Assassin’s Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
7. (6) Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
8. (7) Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
9. (10) Hitman: Absolution (Square Enix)
10. (9) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
11. (4) DmC: Devil May Cry (Capcom)
12. (8) Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
13. (13) Halo 4 (Microsoft)
14. (19) Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
15. (15) Skylanders Giants (Activision)
16. (11) LEGO Batman DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)
17. (12) LEGO Lord of the Rings (Warner Bros Interactive)
18. (14) Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Sega)
19. (16) WWE 13 (THQ)
20. (28) Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2013 UKIE Ltd.

Biffy Clyro score first UK number one album

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Biffy Clyro have scored their first number one album in the UK with Opposites.

The Scottish band’s third studio album sold 71,500 copies, which is the biggest opening week sales of an album so far in 2013.

Opposites feels like the best record we’ve ever made and to have it sitting atop the Official Albums Chart is a huge honour,” the band told The Official Charts Company. “Thank you so much to all our fans.”

Their previous albums Puzzle and Only Revolutions reached number two and three respectively, selling 37,000 and 43,000 in their first weeks on sale.

The cast recording of Les Misérables drops one place to two, while Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours leaps up to number three, 35 years after its original release.Emeli Sandé drops two places to four with longrunner Our Version of Events. Justin Bieber’s acoustic version of Believe is new at five.

Andrea Bocelli lands at nine with his 14th studio album Passione. Ellie Goulding climbs three places back into the Top 10 with Halcyon at ten.