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UK’s No.1 selling game Ni No Kuni WOTWW runs out of stocks
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is UK’s No.1 selling game
In the first week of February it seems that bullets and explosions are losing out to rays and sunshine as players line up for a copy of a rather cute-looking JRPG. Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch has stormed into the UK videogames retail sales chart, debuting in first position.
“Namco Bandai Partners are pleased to confirm that limited stock of Ni Nu Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be made available to purchase from leading retailers, across the UK, later this week,”said the firm in a statement.
The PS3-exclusive RPG made its UK debut topping both the weekly PS3 and all-format sales charts, Co-developed by established Japanese developers Level 5 and film animation master Studio Ghibli 's Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has knocked Black Ops 2 off the top of the PS3 chart.which also resulted in a shortage of stock across all retailers.
Some retailers have even warned customers that their pre-orders might not be fulfilled until the middle of the month.
About the game: "Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world in an attempt to save his mother. Along the way, Oliver makes new friends and adopts many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies. Developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by the legendary Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure like no other " - Source:PlayStation
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from Treyarch and Activision, drops two places in the United Kingdom in order to reach third place,performing well because of the recent release of the first downloadable content pack, called Revolution.
Far Cry 3, another shooter and one of the best titles of 2012, dropped one place in order to reach fourth for the tracked period and the new High Definition re-release of the Hitman trilogy, from Square Enix, has managed to launch in fifth
Here’s the full chart:
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the white Witch
- FIFA 13
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- Far Cry 3
- Hitman: HD Trilogy
- Assassin’s Creed 3
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- Just Dance 4
- Hitman: Absolution
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The game has been in short supply since launch with retailers such as Tesco, Amazon and Play having been unable to fulfil all of their existing pre-orders. And those trying to get it on the High Street have found it very hard to track down.
Namco, however, reckons that new stock is on the way and should be available by the end of the week.Free DLC for the adorable RPG will arrive on February 12, by way of a cute little Draggle familiar
“Namco Bandai Partners are pleased to confirm that limited stock of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be made available to purchase from leading retailers, across the UK, later this week,” a statement read.
Speaking with MCV he said, “We expected good sales as the pre orders were close to shipment. In the end we have created a demand for this amazing game and have stock going out to channels this week.
“We have focused PR, marketing and the community has been brilliant. We have been solid with communication and reviews in the UK have been astonishing. We are very pleased, but ultimately it’s down to an incredible game from Level 5 and some strong communication from me and my team.”
Surprise chart hit Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch should be back on retail shelves later this week.
Last week I thought that JRPGs could be about to explode and see a real resurgence thanks to the pairing of Studio Ghibli and Level-5, acting as the perfect gateway drug to other games in the genre.
What do you think?