F1 2010 races past Halo, Dead Rising 2 and Civ 5 on UK charts

It would seem the long-awaited return of Formula One racing to high-def consoles is more welcome than a doomed planet, a zombie-filled casino and even civilization itself, with Codemasters' F1 2010 taking the pole position on the UK charts last week. According to Chart-Track, the game didn't just take first -- it lapped the competition, beating sales of Halo: Reach and Dead Rising 2 combined.

Reach lost its grasp on first, with an 80 percent drop in sales, while Dead Rising 2 premiered in third. Civilization 5 debuted in fourth, though it's worth noting that Chart-Track (like NPD in the States) doesn't track those nebulous digital distribution sales. Rounding out the top five is Sony Move's apparent breakout title: Sports Champions.

Other premieres on the charts this week were Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock at sixth and Final Fantasy XIV in tenth. Dependable top ten titles Just Dance and Red Dead Redemption are out, dropping to eleventh and sixteenth place, respectively. Check out the top ten UK titles after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending September 25:
  1. F1 2010
  2. Halo: Reach
  3. Dead Rising 2
  4. Civilization 5
  5. Sports Champions
  6. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  7. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  8. Mafia 2
  9. Toy Story 3
  10. Final Fantasy XIV

This article was originally published on Joystiq.