Batman: Arkham City knocked out the competition last week on the UK charts. Chart-Track notes the caped crusader's time in ol' Gotham town is the fourth largest launch of the year, behind FIFA 12, Gears of War 3 and L.A Noire.

Football Manager 2012 debuted in third, only 1,800 unit sales behind FIFA 12, which holds on to second place despite a 35 percent drop in sales. Last week's checkered flag winner, Forza Motorsport 4, slipped into fourth, with Just Dance 3 feelin' the groove in fifth.

Two other premieres in the top 40 last week were Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Dance Central 2, in spots 24 and 40, respectively. It's an odd start for the sequel to Harmonix's hit dance game, so we'll see where it lands next week. Shimmy on past the break for the UK top ten.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending October 22:
  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. Pro Evolution Soccer 12
  8. Rage
  9. Zumba Fitness
  10. Gears of War 3

This article was originally published on Joystiq.