UK Top 40: Arkham City soars into first place

Ratchet lands 24th, Dance Central 2 is 40th.

Batman: Arkham City has glided to the top spot in this week's UK all-formats chart.

Bats has bagged the fourth biggest launch of the year so far (behind FIFA 12, Gears 3 and LA Noire). Launch week sales are double that of Arkham Asylum.

FIFA 12 stays in second above new entry Football Manager 2012, the PC sim managing to kick off its chart rankings in a respectable third place.

Forza 4, last week's number one, falls to fourth. Just Dance 3 shuffles down a few places to fifth.

PS3 exclusive Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One arrives unceremoniously in 24th place, while Kinect exclusive Dance Central 2 just manages to make the chart, landing 40th.

Despite launching on multiple formats, Ubisoft's Tintin film tie-in The Secret of the Unicorn failed to make the top 40 altogether.

Back in the top flight, new Sims 3 standalone title The Sims 3: Pets is sixth. PES 2012, Rage, Zumba and Gears 3 make up the rest of the top ten.

The full chart lies below:

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Batman: Arkham City PS3, Xbox 360
2 2 FIFA 12 PS3, Xbox 360
3 New entry Football Manager 2012 PC
4 1 Forza 4 Xbox 360
5 3 Just Dance 3 Wii, Xbox 360
6 New entry The Sims 3: Pets 3DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
7 5 PES 2012 PS3, PC, Xbox 360
8 4 Rage PC, PS3, Xbox 360
9 8 Zumba Fitness Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
10 6 Gears of War 3 Xbox 360
11 16 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 3DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
12 9 F1 2011 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
13 19 Mario Kart Wii Wii
14 9 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
15 11 Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC, PS3, Xbox 360
16 15 Dead Island PC, PS3, Xbox 360
17 18 Driver: San Francisco PC, PS3, Xbox 360
18 7 Dark Souls PS3, Xbox 360
19 10 Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 14 Dead Rising 2: Off The Record PC, PS3, Xbox 360
21 12 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon PS3, Xbox 360
22 20 Rugby World Cup 2011 PS3, Xbox 360
23 Re-entry Wii Music Wii
24 New entry Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3
25 22 Warhammer 40K: Space Marine PC, PS3, Xbox 360
26 30 Michael Jackson: The Experience DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
27 21 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PC, PS3, Xbox 360
28 23 Wii Sports Resort Wii
29 Re-entry Dance Juniors Wii
30 24 Cars 2 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
31 29 The Sims 3 DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
32 26 Gran Turismo 5 PS3
33 27 Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension PS3, Wii
34 25 Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
35 32 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
36 New entry Red Dead Redemption: GOTY PS3, Xbox 360
37 17 Resistance 3 PS3
38 36 Call of Duty: Black Ops DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
39 31 Just Dance 2 Wii
40 New entry Dance Central 2 Xbox 360

UKIE Games Charts compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

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