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Batman: Arkham Origins topples GTA 5 to become the UK No. 1, although it does so with only around half the first week sales of Arkham City. Chart Track says Origins' opening week "almost exactly" matches that of first Arkham game Asylum. Some bat-stats: City shipped 6 million units by the close of 2011, and Asylum 4.3 million at last count.

We should note those Origins sales do include the Blackgate Vita game, but no other platforms beyond Xbox 360 and PS3; the Wii U, packaged PC, and 3DS versions are all delayed in the UK until November 8. Holy technicalities, Batman!

As for the rest of the charts, it's the kind of week where one big name game shifts all of the top 5 down one place - a bit quiet. However, everything changes next month, starting this coming week. We'll soon see the arrivals of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Super Mario 3D World, A Link Between Worlds - and those are just the games coming out on consoles already out. In a word, next month is going to be loco.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending October 26:

  1. Batman: Arkham Origins
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5
  3. FIFA 14
  4. Skylanders: Swap Force
  5. Pokemon X
  6. Pokemon Y
  7. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  8. Lego: The Lord of the Rings
  9. Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed
  10. Just Dance 2014

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