Batman: Arkham City Sells 4.6 Million Units Worldwide in Week One
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have revealed the sales figures for Batman: Arkham City and it’s looking pretty good. The Dark Knight sequel has cleared 4.6 million units worldwide in its opening week, cementing itself as one of the most successful games to be released this year.
Well received by critics, the week one sales figures is more than double the numbers sold from the original Batman: Arkham Asylum during the same period. Holding firm as one of the highest reviewed title on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with an average score on Metacritic.com of 96 and 95 respectively.
“Batman: Arkham City is one of the best action adventure games, proven by the tremendous reviews, and it further establishes the Batman brand as a marquee franchise for our growing business,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Rocksteady Studios went above and beyond in delivering an incredible game and the support of the entire team at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment drove the excellent campaign a game like this deserves.”
“The true test for any game is what the players think and we have been thrilled by their reaction to Batman: Arkham City,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios. “The team at Rocksteady put every ounce of effort into making the best Batman experience we possibly could, so we are overwhelmed by the incredible feedback from the community.”
Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.
Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.
Batman: Arkham City is available now on console and will be heading to Windows PC on November 18th 2011. Batz latest outing is looking to be one of the finest examples of gaming you’ll experience this year. I better get out there and nab a copy for myself before they all disappear into the night.