Arkham City swoops to UK number one

Fourth biggest launch of the year sees Batman: Arkham City top the UK Charts, Football Manager 2012 debuts in third; Dance Central 2 debuts at 40.

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Batman: Arkham City romped to number one in this week's UK Charts, almost doubling the sales figures of its predecessor, Batman: Arkham Asylum. Football Manager 2012 also enjoyed a successful debut in third spot, narrowly missing out to FIFA 12, which clung to second place by a mere 1,800 units. The Sims 3: Pets was the third and final new entry this week's top 10, entering at six.

A range of preorder incentives may have helped Arkham City's week-one sales.
A range of preorder incentives may have helped Arkham City's week-one sales.

Forza Motorsport 4 fell from top spot to fourth, while Rage saw the biggest drop in chart position in the top 10 this week, falling from fourth to eighth. Just Dance 3 (5) and Zumba Fitness (9) continued to feature in the top 10.

A couple of high-profile new releases didn't fare so well, however. Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One entered at 24, while Dance Central 2 entered the all-formats chart at 40--with less than 10 percent of the sales of Ubisoft's rival terpsichorean title and not even making the Xbox 360 top 10.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure saw a climb up the charts from 16 to 11, while Mario Kart Wii continued to enjoy its resurgence in sales, moving from 19 to 13. It wasn't such a successful tale for Dark Souls and Jonah Lomu's Rugby Challenge, which both saw falls out of the top 10, from seven to 18, and 10 to 19, respectively.

This Week's Top 10 ending October 22, 2011:
1. Batman: Arkham City
2. FIFA 12
3. Football Manager 2012
4. Forza Motorsport 4
5. Just Dance 3
6. The Sims 3: Pets
7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
8. Rage
9. Zumba Fitness
10. Gears of War 3

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