Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 has taken the dark knight out mid-flight, robbing Batman: Arkham City of the UK all-formats games chart's top-slot.

EA's latest entry into its popular Battlefield franchise stormed the UK chart, taking the number one slot in its first week on sale. The game reportedly beat the opening week sales of all 17 of its predecessors combined.

Below it, despite enjoying a sold launch, Batman: Arkham City saw a massive 52 per cent drop in sales, sliding it solidly behind Battlefield.

FIFA 12 also dropped a place, slinking into third after a minor 14 per cent slowdown in sales. Below it Ubisoft's perennially popular Just Dance 3 continued its slow dance at number five, while Forza Motor Sport 4 dropped two places to come in sixth.

One of the few titles to see a dramatic increase in sales, Activision's 'Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure' continued its flight upwards seeing an impressive 31 per cent increase in sales, landing it squarely in ninth place.

UK Gaming Chart Top 10

1) BATTLEFIELD 3, ELECTRONIC ARTS
2) BATMAN: ARKHAM, CITY WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3) FIFA 12, ELECTRONIC ARTS
4) FOOTBALL MANAGER, 2012 SEGA
5) JUST DANCE 3, UBISOFT
6) FORZA MOTORSPORT 4, MICROSOFT
7) THE SIMS 3: PETS, ELECTRONIC ARTS
8) ZUMBA FITNESS, 505 GAMES
9) SKYLANDERS: SPYRO'S ADVENTURE, ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
10) RAGE, BETHESDA SOFTWORKS