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Batman Sells 2 Million In First Week

It's easily one of the best games of the year, so it's nice to see it doing so well on the sales charts. It deserves attention.

The critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City sold 2 million copies in its first week of availability, which makes it one of the fastest-selling titles of the year and the generation.

Warner Bros. has shipped 4.6 million copies to stores since the October 18 launch, which means the sequel has a great chance of surpassing its predecessor; Arkham Asylum ended up selling 4.3 million units. We maintain that it's the best superhero game ever (a distinction held by the last title, too) and definitely one you don't want to miss. Thanks to solid marketing and ridiculously high review scores, this is one product that should continue to fly off store shelves.

If you haven't tried it yet, either add it to your holiday wish list or just go snag it.

Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City

Tags: batman arkham city, batman sales, arkham city sales

10/25/2011 9:35:02 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Ultimate_Balla
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 9:50:36 AM
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Added to Holiday wish-list* (lesss than a month away for me. Lol)

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 9:50:42 AM
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No surprise there! It is truly one of the greats this gen!

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bebestorm
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 9:58:15 AM
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Damn 2 mil in a week and the pc version isnt even out yet. Congrats to Rocksteady!

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TheManOfAction
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:10:44 AM
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I wonder what Rocksteady's new project will be. I wouldn't mind a little Spawn on their to do list, something anti-hero. (Spawn only because he's my second favorite next to the Bat)

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tridon
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:44:16 AM

Warner owns Rocksteady now, so if they do another superhero game, it'll be another DC hero. I think there's a lot of sequel routes built into this game, so they could easily do another Batman. I'd love to see them make a decent Superman game, though... or even a Justice League game!

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TheManOfAction
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:46:25 PM

Oh werd? I didnt know that, in that case I'd love to see more DC games from Rocksteady! They definitely earned my trust when it comes to game adaptations of comics. I always thought Green Arrow and the Black Canary needed more attention, but if they come out with more Batman games I'd love that too. Damn I went into a rant, lmao

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mike rlz
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 2:54:08 PM

come on. superman 64 cant be beat ;)

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:27:07 AM
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Somewhere Mr. Kane is smiling.

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tridon
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:42:48 AM
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Best game of the year so far... by far! I'm playing Battlefield 3 tonight and Uncharted 3 next week, though, so it definitely has some steep competition ahead of it!

Mark Hamill blew my mind in this game! Heath Ledger was awesome, but Hamill is my definitive Joker. What a way for him to retire from the character, too... with the BEST SUPERHERO GAME EVER!!!

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Cesar_ser_4
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:43:46 AM

shame what happens at the end of the game though...

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tridon
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:45:46 AM
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Also, I have to say, it's SOOOO nice to see this much positive attention towards a game with no online multiplayer. These days, it seems if MP is missing from a game, it's automatically an incomplete game. If anyone's skipping this because it's a single player campaign only, you're REALLY missing out on one of the best games ever.

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Victor321
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:13:43 PM
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I'm one of those Two Million :)

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La_Bete12
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 4:31:11 PM

Me too, and I'm proud of it. I LOVE this game :)

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thj_1980
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 1:51:54 PM
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Holy damn!!!! I must get the first one

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FxTales
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 6:36:57 PM
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That's impressive. Well this is what happens when you make a decent superhero game, especially Batman.

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zork
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 7:07:13 PM
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Hmmm no mp..that is just not possible, hats off Rocksteady and a salute for proving all the know it alls wrong, sp games are alive and well.

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Zubair
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 2:55:25 AM
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Batman Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and Modern Warefare 3 are gamers heaven for many years to come!

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___________
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 4:06:33 AM
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so happy to see the game doing so well, totally deserves it!
i just wish the rooms were allot larger, its so hard to separate your enemies and pick them off one by one because the rooms are so small theres always 100 enemies watching each other!
spent 4 f*cking hours today trying to finish one of the rooms just after cat womans 3rd mission.
my god i have not played a game that pisses me off this much since, well....... EVER!

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Mr Bubbles IGR
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 4:57:42 PM
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i am one of the very happy 2million purchasers on this game ^_^

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