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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

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Comments (42 posts)

chicko1983
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 9:53:04 PM
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Is this game any good if you are not a Batman fan?

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bomba2812
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 9:54:35 PM

yes it is

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chicko1983
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:04:51 PM

from the youtube videos I have seen I thought it looked slow and wasnt sure if review scores were inflated because everyone (almost everyone) loves Batman.
I gave it a 15 min run at the store booth and there wasnt too much going on in that demo/level either.
Does it seem to amp up in intensity as the game progresses?

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Kangasfwa
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:38:08 PM

The game is not a hack n' slash or all out beat 'em up. The game does move a little slow but it really feels like there's no need to rush in, certain story moments excluded, since Batman's confidence that he'll win the night really comes through in the gameplay itself. That's the game's great success and the reason for the high review scores: the player feels like Batman.

If you're looking for a straight up action game, I wouldn't recommend it. However, if you enjoyed the feeling of being a superhero that Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and inFamous delivered, this game is a must buy.

Oh, and my favorite line (so far... I'm maybe seven hours into the game)
Batman: "Joker!"
Joker: "You were expecting maybe Two-Face?"

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BTNwarrior
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:27:03 PM

download the demo, it is pretty good from what I got out of it

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BigTonesAUS
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:49:06 PM

Its Awesome, get it :)

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fundando
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 5:49:09 AM

What? You don't have this game yet? :(

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:11:28 PM

Dare I say it's like MGS without guns?

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kevinater321
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:02:52 PM
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Yes this game is great. Maybe not inFAMOUS great, or Killzone 2 great but it is still an amazing game and well above average. I am glad to see this game is doing well. COngrats to the developers.

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Jonesy555
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:02:57 AM

I actually enjoyed this about equally as much as inFamous. They both offered horrible voice/animation syncing, but the stories are awesome and the gameplay in both is even awesomer!

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Doosharm
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 4:33:31 AM

I actually preferred this game over inFamous. And I gotta say, although the voice synching might be a little off in Batman, the voice ACTING is superb and really helps to draw you into the story.

Batman: Arkham Asylum should really be the model for all future superhero games because of the way they really make you feel like you ARE Battman. Ghostbuster is a good example too. I really hope this is the start of a new trend.

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fundando
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 5:50:15 AM

Game of the year?
Mine so far.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 9:34:03 AM

Well i can't say that it is better than inFAMOUS, but i agree it is a very good game and a contender for game of the year.

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Qubex
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:25:51 PM
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This is good news generally... it shows that a game can come from behind (to some degree); and clock in over 100 million dollars in sales... a great success!

Q!

"i am home"

Last edited by Qubex on 9/21/2009 10:26:07 PM

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mexgeo86
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:26:29 PM
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Finally finished it tonight; will have to replay now for the goodies/trophies. Wish they will make another installment where you take on the streets of Gotham.

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AshT
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:31:55 PM
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I loved it only second best to Killzone 2 of the games i've played this year.

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Neurotoxiny
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:38:08 PM
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Terrific game, beat it three times, first on normal, then on hard, then on easy just because I wanted to see how easy that easy was.

Amazing experience all three times :P

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Kevadu
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:45:23 PM
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I think this might be my favorite game so far this year. Personally, I liked it much more than inFamous. Everything about it is extremely polished and they manage to maintain the excitement from start to finish.

I do expect that Uncharted 2 will take the crown when it is released, though ;)

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godsman
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 10:46:40 PM
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It makes me think that normally the Xbox versions outsell PS3 versions, unless it's a Japanese game. This time the PS3 outsells by a good percentage.

I doubt a large amount of gamers joined the market just for this game. Does this mean that the sales that went from Xbox to PS3 were gamers that actually own both systems? This is a interesting, cause that is a huge number.

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Doosharm
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 4:36:13 AM

Well, I own both systems and as a rule I ALWAYS buy a PS3 copy of any multiplat titles so you may be on to something there.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, September 21, 2009 @ 11:25:12 PM
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Well it seems like square enix's investment is starting to pay off

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sunspider13
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:47:16 AM
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At the end on hard and also at 77% with the trophies; favorite two would be Night Glider and Catch! I must say this game is what all multiplats should be like. Hats off to rocksteady for making a really fun and engrossing game. Another game please!

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randomname
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 2:21:10 AM
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I want

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 11:57:50 AM

Fulfill your desire

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Naga
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 2:30:26 AM
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Eidos should let Crave do a Soul Reaver remake it will be beyond epic

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fatelementality
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 6:08:29 AM

Thank you..........that's all I have to say. At least someone knows what's up.

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bearbobby
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 1:36:06 PM

Agreed, I'd love to see a new Soul Reaver. Lots of fun!

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Ricochet
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 2:35:14 AM
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I'm not surprised. This is an excellent game and is better than inFamous, due to it's slick polish and gameplay wise.

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Nerull
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 2:57:47 AM
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Finally got mine and couldn't put it down til I beat it just now. Especially loved the final boss.
And I'm still voting for a soul reaver/LoK sequel/remake.
I also wouldn't mind a batman sequel to focus on a few of the surviving and left out villains, with more gadgets, vehicles, and a tour-able gotham. And some more variety in the goons wouldn't go amiss, like if some were all plastered in glowsticks like in Forever.
Superman is just too cheesy for me to get into since he's pretty much invincible, even if that travesty of a 64 game could use a replacement.

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www
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 7:07:45 AM
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Reviewers HELPED this game's sales. Seriously most of you will admit you wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't for high review scores.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 9:37:56 AM

Well they either make or brake them.

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 11:59:21 AM

I bought it because of the amazing demo and the great price at Best Buy here in Canada.

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I_defenestrate
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 5:19:29 PM

I preordered mine, so..no review helped me make my decision, that's for sure. Pure faith drove my hand and it paid off.

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vicious54
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 8:25:54 AM
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I rented the game and there is plenty to do after you beat it. Rocksteady is a freaking genius, including the people in this game from the greatest animated Batman series, ever. Plus it doesn't hurt releasing this game after the huge success of The Dark Knight.

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Gow49ers
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 10:29:37 AM
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I just finished , Batman AA, and must say it is by far the best super hero game of it's kind, hoping for a sequel!

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nickert0n
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 11:12:19 AM
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Yeah I got to say, I simply love this game. That is all.

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 11:59:40 AM
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Please no Superman game, just make another Batman game and we are all good.

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 12:10:22 PM
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Batman Arkham Asylum is a triumph for the gaming industry. It's the game Batman deserved for years.

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bearbobby
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 1:40:52 PM
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Any of you folks still on the fence about this one, quickly join all us kids with Joker-sized smiles on our faces on this side!

An excellent game, very atmospheric with the best Batman/Joker voices in the biz. Though I wish they had handled the last boss better (I know Dini could come up with something more creative) it was a blast to play through and through!

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 2:53:43 PM
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GOTY... well, until Uncharted 2 comes out at least.

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frostface
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 7:21:41 PM
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Its a good game but not without its flaws...you can spend way to much time in detective mode which is meant for searching for clues to different scenarios but end up using it watching out for enemies around every corner...a nice thing to have but it should be limited to how much you can use it, maybe like the Solid Eye device in MGS4, when the battery goes you have to leave it charge! Other wise it's a fun game and it does have a few really cool stealth moments which leave you feeling good when you pull em off.

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DarkUnHoly
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 10:26:30 PM
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I for one am not suprised at the sales, Just the demo alone wass enough to give me a hard on

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