Batman: Arkham Asylum Surpasses 2.5 Million Worldwide
Batman: Arkham Asylum was an absolute triumph - especially in the realm of superhero video games - and gamers everywhere have responded.
The gaming aficionados of the world continue to reward quality on a consistent basis, as according to GameSpot, Eidos has shipped 2.5 million copies of this top-notch game worldwide. Eidos had said the game was closing in on the 2 million milestone two weeks after Batman launched to widespread critical acclaim and now, after the recent release of the PC version, that number continues to swell. Eidos says they've surpassed the 2.5 million mark and you can bet that with the holidays coming on, Arkham Asylum will continue to sell relatively well. In August, the NPD said the game sold nearly 600,000 copies in the US alone...pretty damn impressive considering this title didn't release until August 25. If you already own the game, don't forget about the new DLC that has already landed; it exists for the sole purpose of enhancing the game's longevity. And we gots no problem with that. And let's not forget that the game's script was co-written by Paul Dini, producer of TV's "Batman: The Animated Series," and that's another big reason this production fared so well.
So, what's next for the new developer darlings, Rocksteady Studios? Well, we keep hoping they'll tackle a Superman project of some kind, 'cuz we're still reeling from that horrific N64 "effort." Yes, still reeling. Can't get over it.
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham Asylum
9/21/2009 9:35:13 PM Ben Dutka