Borderlands 2 launched straight to number one in the UK last week, with the strongest debut of 2012 so far, besting Mass Effect 3 by 4,000 sales, according to Chart-Track. For some historical context, the original Borderlands premiered in seventh place back in 2009, with the sequel outselling the previous installment during launch week 4 to 1.

Gearbox's co-op shooter wasn't the only big premiere this week, both F1 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer debuted strongly and took second and third place, respectively. Another newcomer last week was LittleBigPlanet Vita in sixth, which had the "biggest sales week for a non-hardware launch week Vita title." Leap past the break for the UK top ten.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending September 22:
  1. Borderlands 2
  2. F1 2012
  3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
  4. Sleeping Dogs
  5. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  6. Littlebigplanet Vita
  7. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  8. Tekken Tag Tournament
  9. Guild Wars 2
  10. Max Payne 3

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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