Batman: Arkham City, the new action game from developer Rocksteady and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive, has managed to take over the first position in the United Kingdom video game chart on its first week on sale.
The game is a sequel to the very surprising Arkham Asylum, which is one of the best superhero video game adaptations ever, and the developers have added quite a bit to the new game, including appearances from everyone ranging from Catwoman to the Riddler.
FIFA 12, the straight up football simulation from EA Sports, has taken second place in the United Kingdom yet again, showing that it has long term staying power and is ready to inhabit the top ten for the next few months.
Another football related new entry, Football Manager 2012
from developer Sports Interactive and publisher SEGA, has taken the last position of the podium during its first week on sale, proving how popular virtual management is in the land that invented football.
Forza Motorsport 4, the racing game from Turn 10 and Microsoft, has slid down 3 places in order to settle down in fourth this week while Just Dance 3 from Ubisoft has also taken a hit to land in fifth coming down from third.
The Sims 3: Pets, from EA Games, is a new entry in sixth place and manages to do better than Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 from Konami, which is out to prove that FIFA 12 is not outselling it by the reported 25 to 1 margin.
RAGE, the new first person shooter from id Software and Bethesda, has gone down from fourth to eight while Zumba Fitness continues its decline and has settled into ninth position.
Gears of War 3 from Microsoft closes down the top ten in the United Kingdom, with F1 2011 and Dark Souls now sitting outside of it.