UK charts: Arkham City becomes 4th biggest launch in 2011

Monday, 24th October 2011 09:10 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Batman: Arkham City is the new number one in the UK charts, giving it the 4th biggest launch this year.

The Rocksteady action title joins FIFA 12, Gears of War 3 and LA Noire – the latter being the most successful IP launch in the UK ever in May – as a big-selling launcher in the UK in 2011, having sold near double on what Arkham Asylum did two years ago.

AC’s release is Warner’s biggest ever launch.

Elsewhere, the only new entry in the top ten is The Sims: Pets in sixth. Sony exclusive Ratchet & Clank: All4One launched at 24, while Harmonix’s Dance Central 2 just barely made it inside the top 40 at the bottom end.

Full top ten for the week ending October 22 is below. Last week’s data is here.

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



  1. Johnny Cullen

    This is as deserved as they come. Having finished it over the weekend, Arkham City is one of the best action games I’ve ever played, and is easily now my game of the year.

    Big congrats, Warner and Rocksteady.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. harmundo

    “Elsewhere, the only new entry in the top ten is The Sims: Pets in sixth” — and the Football Manager 2012 in third.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. daytripper

    this is a great time for games, we’ve had the likes of gears and forza, now batman and battlefield 3 are here – uncharted 3, mw3, saints row,skyrim, assassins creed…wow what a end to the year.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. aseddon130

    BOOO At Dance Central 2 not getting good sales, that game deserves more !!!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    Awesome but this game BETTER keep the strong sales or I’ll go vigilante on all anyone who passes on this game in favor of crappy fitness games or popular and samey shooters.

    #5 3 years ago

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