Arkham City sales double Arkham Asylum

We knew it had done quite well for itself in the British charts, but now we hear that Batman: Arkham City is doing quite well all over the place, shipping more than 4.6 million units around the world since its console launch last week.

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To put this into perspective, Arkham City has officially sold more than predecessor Arkham Asylum in its first week of sales – and puts it in good stead as one of the best-selling games of 2011 on both major consoles.

Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment explains:

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. 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.

Sefton Hill, Game Director at developer Rocksteady Studios is a bit chuffed, too:

The true test for any game is what the players think and we have been thrilled by their reaction to Batman: Arkham City. 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.

Five times larger than Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City sends players flying through an all-new game world, giving gamers the opportunity to really be the Dark Knight, walking the streets of Gotham City.

…and he’s not alone – the City’s most dangerous criminals are lurkign in the shadows: Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – what more do you want?

If you’re in the minority and still haven’t picked this one up yet, hop to it. Batman: Arkham City is currently available for both PS3 and Xbox 360, with a Windows PC version coming next month.

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