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

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

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