Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning kicks off life atop the UK charts, which is not a bad place to begin a fateless destiny. This is the first new intellectual property to reach the top spot since Dead Island (another surprise hit) back in week 37 of last year, according to Chart-Track. But, wait, here's where it gets crazy: you have to go back to the year 2000 (the first Pokemon game) to find an original RPG winning the week.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 slipped one spot into second, with Darkness 2 premiering in third. The top of the charts are actually stacked with "core" titles this week, with Mario & Sonic London at the 2012 Olympic Games being the closest "family" title. Certainly not a "family" game is Catherine, which debuted in the 20 spot. Check out the UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending February 11:
  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. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  8. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  9. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  10. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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