Thy kingdom come, and nicely done

The chaps at Chart-Track never cease to amaze with their chart-related facts. According to them EA’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has become the first new RPG IP to go straight to number one since Pokemon Red in 2000. An original Game Boy game, ladies and gentlemen.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 drops to #2 followed by new entry The Darkness II at #3. Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection and FIFA 12 round off the top five.

After just one week Soul Calibur V has left the top 10 – it’s down from #5 to #11. Re-entering the top 10 though off the back of the new 3DS version is Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games at #10.

Catherine makes at chart appearance at #20, which isn’t too bad seeing Tesco doesn’t appear to be stocking it and GAME/GameStation are charging £42.99.

EA’s Grand Slam Tennis 2 bounces in at #26 while One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP somewhat predictably misses out on the top 40 but makes #9 in the 3DS chart.

Finally, the PlayStation 2 chart raised a smile on our collective faces this week – it contains no less than seven Singstar titles.

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