Codemaster's annual F1 racing series would have taken the checkered flag for a second year in its debut week on the UK charts, but with competition like Gears of War 3 it'll have to settle for a respectable second place finish. According to Chart-Track, Epic's conclusion to the Gears trilogy sold nearly as many copies in its first week on sale as the first two combined during their launch weeks. Gears 3 is the seventh largest Xbox 360 launch to date (Call of Duty: Black Ops rules that roost).

Zombie RPG Dead Island won't die. Having held the top spot for the past two weeks, the title finally shambles on down to third. It's poetic, really, since it's keeping Zumba Fitness company. The unholy fitness game, which danced into fourth last week, must be a death walker since it refuses to die, despite insane competition.

Zumba Fitness keeps selling as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Driver: San Francisco, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine and Resistance 3 slip down the charts. Check out the UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending September 24:
  1. Gears of War 3
  2. F1 2011
  3. Dead Island
  4. Zumba Fitness
  5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  6. Driver: San Francisco
  7. Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
  8. Resistance 3
  9. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  10. Rugby World Cup 2011

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