DmC Devil May Cry saw a second week sales drop of 64 per cent, enough to see the well-received action title slump to fourth position.
Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 makes the most of a quiet week for sales, up 20 per cent week on week to reclaim the No.1 spot for the first time since week 51 in 2012. EA holds strong at No.2 with FIFA 13, Ubisoft climbs to No.3 with Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed 3 is up 71 per cent to No.5.
EA's The Sims 3: 70s 80s 90s Stuff, the eighth Stuff Pack for The Sims 3, is the week's only new entry at No.36.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 4, 2013
1. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
2. FIFA 13
3. FAR CRY 3
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 THE LORD OF THE RINGS
13. HALO 4
14. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED
15. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
16. WWE '13
18. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4
19. FORZA HORIZON
20. BORDERLANDS 2
Given we know that first week sales for DmC were only just over a third of what DMC4 managed, it seems safe to say Ninja Theory's effort isn't doing the business publisher Capcom would have hoped for. This coupled with the disappointing sales of Resident Evil 6 means a hit is sorely needed, but we can't see Lost Planet 3, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen or Remember Me being huge chart successes. The HD remake of Resident Evil Revelations, could however, perform well for what must be a modestly-budgeted development.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is selling-out at various retailers, but will this be enough to see it chart at No.1? Meanwhile Square Enix will be hoping gamers craving a more nostalgic experience opt to pick up the budget-priced Hitman Trilogy, which could well do enough to sneak into the Top 10.