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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on October 24 2011 - 12:08

Rocksteady Studios notches up the fourth most successful launch so far this year...

Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham City has latched its Batclaw onto the top spot of the UK charts this week, enjoying the fourth most successful launch so far this year behind FIFA 12, Gears of War 3, and LA Noire.

It also managed to record twice as many launch week sales as its predecessor, Batman: Arkham Asylum, which was released in August 2009 and went straight to No.1 for two weeks before dropping down the chart.

Sports Interactive's Football Manager 2012 enjoyed a successful launch week too, putting itself in a strong position for European qualification at No.3. Last year's instalment did manage to launch at No.1, although it didn't have Batman to go up against and FM 2012 was only 1800 unit sales behind FIFA 12 at No.2.

This all means that Forza 4 has dropped three places to No.4 and Just Dance 3 is down two spots to No.5. Another new entry, The Sims 3: Pets came in at No.6, pushing down PES 2012 to No.7 from No.5 last week - RAGE also suffered the wrath of new entries, dropping four places to No.8.

Zumba Fitness refused to go quietly into the night at No.9 (from No.8), while Epic's Gears of War 3 rounded off the top 10 with a four place drop from last week's No.6.

  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. PES 2012
  8. Rage
  9. Zumba Fitness
  10. Gears of War 3

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