Arkham Asylum Tops UK Charts
It's easily one of the best games of the year and as usual, gamers are quick to reward developers who generate quality productions.
In the UK, Batman: Arkham Asylum was tops for last week, and perhaps the most important fact is that it even edged out the popular Wii Sports Resort, which says a great deal about Batman's entertainment factor. The list, which you can see over at IncGamers, shows the top 20 software sales for the week of 08/28, and you'll see it looks a bit different than North America's list. ...we probably wouldn't have Ashes Cricket 2009 at #3, but we're encouraged to see Wolfenstein in at #4, because that's a game we've been hoping would garner some attention. Remember when Raven Software said if it sold more copies than Madden NFL 10 in August, we'd all get a free copy of Wolfenstein...? Yeah, that won't happen, but it's still cool to see the shooter do well (I loved Return to Castle Wolfenstein). But the day belongs to Arkham Asylum, with it's super-fluid combat, excellent pacing, and superb presentation. If you haven't given it a try yet, you're missing out on the best game of August.
And yes, that's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the list at #10. If the original has this kind of staying power, we can only imagine how insane the sequel will be...
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum
9/1/2009 Ben Dutka