It’s official: Batman: Arkham City is twice the game Arkham Asylum ever was. Well, at least in terms of week-one sales numbers, according to Warner Bros. Interactive. Since its launch one week ago, Arkham City has sold 4.6 million units on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms combined, double what its predecessor — still a breakout hit for Rocksteady Studios — accomplished.
The game’s Metacritic scores — an impressive 95 for the 360 version and 96 for the PS3 — proves that expanding the game environment while retaining everything that worked from Arkham Asylum was probably a good move on developer Rocksteady’s end. Adding some of the heaviest hitters from the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery didn’t hurt, either.
Looks like the Caped Crusader isn’t just adept at fighting crime, he’ll also do a number on your wallet. And you’ll fork over the cash without so much as a complaint. Now that’s a super power.
Keep an eye out for our very own Yaris Guitierezz’s review of the game.