Arkham City Sold Like (4.6 Million) Hotcakes Last Week

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.

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Eder Campuzano

Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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