Batman: Arkham City ships 4.6 million worldwide
Superhero sequel sells twice as Arkham Asylum in its opening week.
Rocksteady’s critically-acclaimed Batman: Arkham City has managed to rack up a total of 4.6 million copies worldwide since its launch last week, publisher Warner Bros. has revealed.
According to the revealed figure, Arkham City outsold its predecessor during its debut week by a ratio of 2 to 1, and the superhero sequel has hiked up the Metacritic rankings to be the highest-scoring release of 2011 on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“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 of 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,” added Rocksteady Studios Game Director, Sefton Hill. “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.”
Warner Bros. has recently issued the system requirements for the PC version of Batman: Arkham City, which releases on November 18.