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Submitted by GodisaGeek 1029d ago | news

UK Charts: Ni No Kuni Enters at the Top

GodisaGeek: "Congratulations to Namco Bandai, as their JRPG is getting a huge amount of love right now, not least from the UK public, who have purchased enough copies to have the game enter in first place, this week in the UK Charts." (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Nyxus  +   1029d ago
Great news! It even beats FIFA 13 and Black Ops.
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1029d ago
Good sales will guarantee sequel on PS4, I got my copy day one, even though I have no time to play it and I dont want to play and hour a day.
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NewMonday  +   1029d ago
never expected it to get in any top 10 list at all, this is a good sign to publishers that if they put heart in a game gamers will answer.
Ultraplayerxp  +   1029d ago
It makes me really happy to see people giving this the recognition it deserves. As for me, I'm going back to play some platoon, which I find is disturbingly addictive...I've been in the casino for 2 hours now.

help me.
GribbleGrunger  +   1029d ago
Very good news. Beating Fifa is quite an accomplishment. Let's hope this chart mirrors the rest of Europe and (fingers crossed) America. I'd say a sequel is guaranteed.
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Lvl_up_gamer  +   1029d ago
@ GribbleGrunger

Of course it beat FIFA. Fifa released in September and has pretty much sold to the Fifa market.

Ni No Kuni just came out. Naturally a new game will outsell a popular game released 6 months ago in a single territory market.

Would have liked to have seen the number of units sold. That would have given a better idea.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1029d ago
lol I bet Lvl_up is hoping the numbers are low. So that way he can make another sly remark at how Level 5 has fallen from greatness.

With that said it's great to hear that Ni no Kuni actually managed to top the charts in the UK.
Irishguy95  +   1029d ago

It's sold out in Ireland so I have to wait. Cannot believe I needed to preorder a Jrpg in this day and age
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LightofDarkness  +   1029d ago
VERY glad I pre-ordered. I had a feeling this would happen, so I plopped down the full price about 3 weeks ago. The guy in Galway said they really weren't expecting the demand at all.
nirwanda  +   1029d ago
Great news, bet microsoft are kicking themselves now they almost got level 5 as a exclusive dev once with true fantasy online but stupidly cancelled it and level 5 went back to make games for the PS2/3 and DS.
Acquiescence  +   1029d ago
So great to see a JRPG...
so highly in demand again. A masterpiece of a JRPG at that.
Rampaged Death  +   1029d ago
Grats to Namco. Definitely going to play this before the year has ended. Lets hope the PS4 is backwards compatible !
g-nome  +   1029d ago
Not likely , it will make the new console too expensive. The ps3 12 gig consoles will become cheaper though , if you don't have one yet.
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izumo_lee  +   1029d ago
Congrats! Well deserved. Hopefully it will be number 1 for more than a week but even so it is a big accomplishment for a JRPG not named Final Fantasy.
cleft5  +   1029d ago
Awesome news, they really needed this to be successful in the West and it looks like their gamble paid off well. Hopefully, this shows Japanese developers that Westerners are hungry for good JRPGs.
majiebeast  +   1029d ago | Funny
Square enix:BUBUBUBUBUBUT a Jrpg needs to be westernized to be succesful.

Love the game voice acting for both Japanese and English is amazing cept for Oliver in english he sounds like a c*nt.
ArmGunar  +   1029d ago
That sounds good, gamers buy it :)
Ezz2013  +   1029d ago
masterpiece !! Well deserved
-Falaut-  +   1029d ago
I picked this up this weekend, and I have to say that after finally getting it at the forth store I went to and grabbing the LAST copy, I was pleasantly surprised at how well its selling.

Good job.
contradictory  +   1029d ago
that's awesome!!
i'm really impressed with this game thus far
there's certainly alot of content in this one
the graphics and storyline are amazing
hopefully this will be the "savior" of the jrpg genre
alot of hope is being put on this game

it was worth pre-ordering.
uuaschbaer  +   1029d ago
You ought to have seen the price on Amazon UK skyrocket. 36 GBP when nobody cared, pre orders sold it out one day before launch --> 40 GBP, launch day --> 48 GBP, now it's at 60 GBP. Wizard's edition goes at 140 flippin pounds.
Blastoise  +   1029d ago
£60? that's mental. Before they were sold out you get a Wizards edition for like £70. Shame on Amazon. £60?! Sheesh.
syrion  +   1029d ago
already 40 hours in the game and can't stop playing >_<
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1029d ago
I am very happy about this.
Hoping there will be many more Ni No Kuni games down the line!
Chuk5  +   1029d ago
Damn, great work Namco.
Ultr  +   1029d ago
aaaah cant wait for the wizards edition I preordered JUST IN TIME, its sold out everywhere!
ayabrea93  +   1029d ago
just loving this game. I'm so glad it's done well, it's well deserved.
lovegames718  +   1029d ago
Since ive bought this game i have no social life. all i think about is leaving work and seeing what happens next. Its the same effect that the Souls series had on me lol

An awesome game with great game play graphics and content.

Currently i have recovered all the mornstar jewels and just left perdida!!!!!
DivineAssault  +   1029d ago
good.. Games like this need more sales & i hope tales of xillia gets the same attention.. Then the vita versions have a better chance @ getting localized
Wrightylfc88  +   1029d ago
Easily best RPG of this generation!
izumo_lee  +   1029d ago
According to VGChartz (take it for what you will) the game also did really well in the US. By there numbers Ni no Kuni did 140K the first week which is not to shabby for a new IP & a JRPG.

Hopefully this result proves to Bamco that they should localize more of their games.

Being able to knock off COD off the number 1 spot is pretty impressive.
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miyamoto  +   1029d ago
What a revelation!

Are gamers fed up of shooters?

Then Ni No Kuni is the Trojan Horse of JRPGs in the west today.

I hope it has open the flood gates again!

but still VGChartz and DmC are crap XD
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dafegamer  +   1028d ago
masterpiece: square enix this is how you make a great jrpg

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