Namco Bandai staff Ghibli with joy.
Namco Bandai's Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the PS3-only JRPG from Level 5 and Studio Ghibli, has claimed the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart No.1.
32 per cent of sales went to the limited Wizard's Edition, with the regular version accounting for the rest.
EA holds at No.2 with FIFA 13, followed by Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3 and Hitman HD new at No.5.
Capcom's DmC Devil May Cry also slips out of the Top 10 after only three weeks, missing out on tenth place by fewer than fifty copies.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 5, 2013
1. NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH
2. FIFA 13
3. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
4. FAR CRY 3
5. HITMAN: HD TRILOGY
6. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
7. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
8. JUST DANCE 4
9. HITMAN ABSOLUTION
10. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
12. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013
13. HALO 4
14. FORZA HORIZON
15. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
16. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
17. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
18. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED
19. WWE '13
20. SLEEPING DOGS
Well done to Ni No Kuni for taking the No.1 spot, but it's difficult to judge how much of a success the game truly is. We've already seen DmC claim the No.1 spot by shifting around a third of the total managed by DMC4. Namco Bandai says stock has been extremely limited, with more stock arriving this week, so it will be interesting to see if sales fall off dramatically during week 2.
Dead Space 3 will almost certainly claim the No.1 spot next week, with Scribblenauts Unlimited for 3DS and Wii U also with a chance of taking a Top 10 place.