Top of the table

The EA Partners published Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has rushed straight to the top of the UK charts this week, beating out tough competition from the gruesome Darkness II and last week’s champ, Final Fantasy XIII-2.

According to Chart Track data, it’s the first new RPG series to debut at number one since Pokemon Red nearly 12 years ago. It also happens to be the first new IP to top the charts since Dead Island all the way back in September.

The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection maintained its position in fourth, while FIFA 12 rounded out the top five.

There was no room in the top-ten for Grand Slam Tennis 2 which debuted in 26th, nor Catherine, which had a disappointing European launch, finishing up in 20th.

1. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
2. Final Fantasy XIII-2.
3. The Darkness 2
4. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
5. FIFA 12
6. Battlefield 3
7. Modern Warfare 3
8. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10. Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympics