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Submitted by GodisaGeek 609d ago | news

UK Charts: DmC Breaks Up the Monotony, Enters at Number One

GodisaGeek: "It seems that we’ve been complaining (sort of) about the lack of change in the UK charts for weeks now, but there’s finally been a big game released in the form of Capcom and Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry, and of course, it’s gone straight in at the top spot." (3DS, DmC: Devil May Cry, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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dboyc310  +   608d ago
Game is badass. The opening sequence is pretty cool and gets your heart pumping too.
grailly  +   608d ago
regardless of the quality of the game, it's good to see well rated games sell.(not every well rated game is good, but every good game is well rated imo)

I'm always afraid that my favorite games won't sell well, I want the studio who made them to be able to stay in business.
Old McGroin  +   608d ago
So, excellent reviews across the board and debuting at Number 1 in the charts, any haters care to comment?
AsimLeonheart  +   608d ago
The game sold just over one-third of what DMC4 did at launch. How about that for a reply? Number 1 means nothing. It is a subjective term. Just like a student taking the number 1 place by getting a C grade in a class full of students with Fs.
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GodisaGeek  +   608d ago
Not sure those sales are a reflection on the game. More likely a reflection on the state of the industry, and the fact nobody has any money.

That won't stop people using it as yet another reason to chastise this particular game though.
AsimLeonheart  +   608d ago
@GodisaGeek

Sorry bro, I do not agree with you. The industry isnt in such a bad state so to make a game bomb. There have been several multimillion sellers in the past few months. The game has performed poorly even though CAPCOM rebooted the franchise for increased sales. DmC just did not serve its intended purpose and failed.
And to those butt-hurt fanboys who are disagreeing with my post. What are you disagreeing about? I merely stated the facts.
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Old McGroin  +   608d ago
"Just like a student taking the number 1 place by getting a C grade in a class full of students with Fs."

Except in this case DMC is getting A+ from nearly all reviewers.

Unbelievable though, haters will still argue that excellent reviews across the board and a number 1 spot in the chart doesn't mean the game is any good! Ridiculous. I suppose the hatred is so deeply ingrained now that if DMC said it was black the haters would say it was white. By the look of things it's their loss.

"Not sure those sales are a reflection on the game. More likely a reflection on the state of the industry, and the fact nobody has any money."

Spot on. Several years of austerity measures and the fact that Christmas was less than a month ago mean people have less cash. Also, the needless negativity spawned by haters is bound to have an impact.

"There have been several multimillion sellers in the past few months."

There has indeed. But you may have noticed this was in the build up to the biggest gift buying season of the year so that's no coincidence. So the lack of cash for consumers argument still stands.
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AsimLeonheart  +   608d ago
@ Old McGroin

Come on dude, stop making excuses. CAPCOM was boasting how this game will sell 5 millions instead just 2 million like DMC4. Ironically, it sells less than DMC4. The reviews mean nothing because many of them were released before the embargo which ensures high scores and the rest of them were released by websites posting advertisements for the game. The reviews that have been releasing now are much more accurate with 6s and 7s. You can spin it all you want by calling it number 1 when it faced no competition from any new game and sold only one-third of DMC4 but the fact remains that the reboot did not serve its purpose. It was supposed to sell more but it didnt. That is the bottomline; so man up and accept the reality.
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Baka-akaB  +   608d ago
Lets not exagerate here . Granted "haters" are celebrating the game demise way too early and it could bite them back in the end ...

However let's not also scratch the barrel already to find excuses for the game's sales .

DmC is still virtually unopposed as he biggest release or better worded higher profile of the month .

Games have still been selling fine in that windows after christmas expenses and in a economy in the toilet for quite a while now AND with more big games competing , and suddenly only this year it's supposed to be unique and different ?

The economy didnt specifically and suddenly crash further on jan 14 :p .
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N4GDgAPc  +   608d ago
@AsimLeonHeart

Your basing it on one country. Who knows it can sell alot better in other countries. It say its 1/3 sales of DmC and can't find sale records on it at all. Will see once we see the real records on it.

The game is going to sell good. Its going to make Capcom money. Doesn't mean the game has failed if it didn't sell as well as DmC4. Is it going to do better than DmC4 eventually? Who knows.

DmC4 was a dissapointment in sales for Capcom also because not hitting there forcast. I wouldn't be suprised if this did a little bit worse. I expect each new DmC the sales are going to go down. Because DmC4 was a major decline compared to DmC3.
Old McGroin  +   608d ago
"The reviews mean nothing because many of them were released before the embargo which ensures high scores and the rest of them were released by websites posting advertisements for the game. The reviews that have been releasing now are much more accurate with 6s and 7s."

You can't just say that the high scoring reviews mean nothing because of some embargo and then say the reviews do mean something when the reviews are lower scoring just to suit your own argument. I had a quick look at reviews posted on N4G over the last 2 days and I found that there was one score of 6, seven scores of 7, fourteen scores of 8 and eight scores of 9. And let's keep in mind that a few of the 7s were 7 and a half outta 10, with 7 actually being a good score. I was counting 4 out of 5s as 8s and didn't count the couple of B/As I saw either.
So to comply with your logic that a review only counts after the embargo DMC still scores very highly.

On the point that there was no competition for DMC I'll have to concede defeat because that's a fact, but that doesn't take away from the fact that DMC has scored very highly across the board before and after the embargo. With that many shining reviews I just can't see this as being a bad game.
pandehz  +   608d ago
Where did you get the sales numbers. Im trying to find sites with accurate sales numbers. Can u link me any plz?
N4GDgAPc  +   608d ago
There isn't any yet. Just an article that says uk did 1/3 sales of DmC4. So I'll wait for the actually press numbers to decide.
Baka-akaB  +   608d ago
Like others said numbers 1 of a week without a numbers means nothing .

We've have multiple duds starting number 1 only to fade away or still not selling enough .

Things may changes but as of now , it's selling less than Dmc4 at launch despites bigger ambitions , far more fanfare and public exposure , negative or positive , around it .

But i'm sure Capcom or NT PR will tell you it's awesome and peachy . Only more time will tell if its indeed the success they wanted or not .
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Baka-akaB  +   608d ago
Because i do want it to fail . It's not a secret . It's not even based on pure hatred of the game , wich is decent , i just dont wish for the "DmC" direction and path .

Let me tell it this way .

I've got a new entry in a franchise that i dont find good enough or enjoyable , and that , shall it be successful would/could spawn sequel and kill my hopes for another go at either the "old style" or something else .

Why would i wish it well ?
If i had been told that both versions of dmc could coexist , sure why not , but it's unlikely .

And no i'm not of the popular opinion that "it's better than nothing" . It's not as if it came 15 years after DMC4 . I certainly could wait for better or move on , instead of witnessing IMO worse sequels
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N4GDgAPc  +   608d ago
Tell you the truth how well this sells I think DmC5 would of done the same. Both of them wouldn't do as good as DmC4.
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Old McGroin  +   608d ago
"I've got a new entry in a franchise that i dont find good enough or enjoyable , and that , shall it be successful would/could spawn sequel and kill my hopes for another go at either the "old style" or something else .

Why would i wish it well ?
If i had been told that both versions of dmc could coexist , sure why not , but it's unlikely .

And no i'm not of the popular opinion that "it's better than nothing" . It's not as if it came 15 years after DMC4 . I certainly could wait for better or move on , instead of witnessing IMO worse sequels "

That's fair enough, I'm of this opinion with regards to Resident Evil.
Blacktric  +   608d ago
>haters

Are you still banking on that term? Seriously? Oh and this is the "UK" charts. NT is a UK based studio and most of the early reviews were from UK based media outlets. You may be surprised though, considering you're most likely here to just rub insignificant stuff like this onto people's faces and have no idea what you're talking about.

It seems another great week is ahead for people with low self esteem.
Hanso  +   608d ago
‘DmC sells over a third of what ‘Devil May Cry 4’ did at launch when it also reached No1, back in week 6 2008′

hahhahaahahhaa
fail reboot XD
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rjdofu  +   608d ago
So much for the "wider audience" Capcom. If this game's sales are not as expected; wonder who's Ninja Theory's gonna blame this time, probably fans from the old series lol.
dboyc310  +   608d ago
It's a reboot. Starts from scratch so why would it sell more if DMC4 was part of an existing franchise. Compare it to the first devil May cry. It's like if you compared the latest spiderMan reboot to the spiderman 3 movie in opening week box office.
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Hanso  +   608d ago
you know Crapcom wanted DmC initially to sell 5 million right?
The most successfull DMC to date was 4 with 2.4million units

Im so happy this crappy reboot got what it deserved.

IN YOUR FACE TAMEEM
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Pozzle  +   608d ago
It's a reboot though, not a new IP. So there's really no reason it COULDN'T sell more than DMC4. Reboots have done well in the past.
bunt-custardly  +   608d ago
Where is this 1/3rd quote from did they remove it because it was complete bullshit?
jay2  +   608d ago
Anyone got actual numbers?
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DevilVergilX  +   608d ago
UK developed game = Top UK game... naturally
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   608d ago
You really think anyone in the UK is bothered if it was made by a UK developer? that is some poor logic. If people like the look of the game then they will buy it regardless of where it was made.
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DevilVergilX  +   608d ago
You re right. I don't like the looks of the game so I am not buying it =D.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   608d ago
I could of guessed that from your avatar.
Whether you like the game or not though I think it's a nice change to have a game like DMC at number one instead of FIFA and Just Dance 4.
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MaideninBlack  +   608d ago
It ranked 7th in Ireland and 4th on PS3 in the Netherlands if anyone's interested. I guess its not out yet in other territories 'cause it's not in the top 10 or 20 in other parts of Europe.
wheresmymonkey  +   608d ago
So far it's reached no.1 in the UK which is great news since its the third biggest market after the US and Japan.

Personally i think its great to see a game made in the UK get to number 1.

But seriously if it fails it'll be to the loss of everyone. they wont just go oh well and make DMC5. They might reboot the series again in a few years but thats it.

If you want to blame anyone for the reboot though. I'd blame platinum for making Bayonetta.

So basically if anyone is going to bury the series it will be thesocalledfans.
Heavenly King  +   608d ago
considering all the games in the list are old, I dont think it has moved lots of units. I also think that it will drop next week.
Ezz2013  +   608d ago
it was a fun game to play
i'm playing "son of sparda" right now

8.5/10 for me
ayabrea93  +   608d ago
I hope it sells well, it's a slick, stylish and brutal game that took me by surprise considering the negativity around it.
Zichu  +   608d ago
Regardless of the reviews, it's chart position and sales, I think it's a pretty solid game. I can understand why true DMC fans would be upset, but it saddens me to think that some people are writing troll reviews. I've seen them on Metacritic and I bet they haven't even played the game.

I won't be disappointed if Capcom decided to end the reboot series and carry on with the old DMC series even though I am enjoying DmC.

I think putting DmC at the front of the title of the game was a good move though because if they do decide to scrap this reboot series, they can just drop the DmC at the front and still call it Devil May Cry. Would of been easier if they had changed the title to something like "The Early Years Of Dante", so it's not a try successor to the DMC series, just some spin-off prequel title lol.
Tony-Red-Grave  +   608d ago
you think capcom would scrap just DmC if it fails? DMC in general would be gone for not making enough of a profit.

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