Batman: Arkham City
Pow! Arkham City Ships 4.6 Million Copies in First Week
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Warner Bros. has shipped a whopping 4.6 million copies of Batman: Arkham City in the game’s first week on sale.

Indeed, the numbers come from data revealed just four days after the European launch of the game. Lucky US gamers, meanwhile, have been swooping around as the Dark Knight for a full week. The stats are twice those achieved by Arkham Asylum in the same period.

Rocksteady director Sefton Hill said, “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.”

It’s worth noting, as ever, that “shipped” does not mean sold. All indications are, however, that Batman: Arkham City has been a stonking success. And quite rightly too. In our review, Rich said “Batman: Arkham City is an incredibly well-crafted, labour of love and no mistake. In short, it's genius.”


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Comment #1 by solarhd
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:24:02 AM
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Wow. That's pretty crazy. This game is really fun though!!! But so many riddler challenges!!!

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Comment #2 by HugTheBear
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:25:27 AM
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So far this is my GOTY.. Got some stiff competition coming up with BF3, Skyrim, AC:R, & MW3 though...

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Comment #3 by GeorgieBam
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:27:31 AM
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Excellent game, just as good as the first.

The achievements for the riddler challenges are a pain though. Need to get every single medal with Batman (as expected) but then you have to do it two more times with Robin and Catwoman on the SAME levels. I won't be doing it because the frustration and repetitiveness will just ruin my overall impression of the game. Fortunately that's my only complaint, the rest of the game was stellar.

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Comment #4 by ShirleyPeanut
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:29:28 AM
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Still yet to pick it up, but it seriously looks like they deserve that number. Looks to be an absolutely stellar game. Congratz rocksteady!

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Comment #5 by Nozza XBA
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:31:12 AM
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It'll be another GOTY without doubt. One of my favourite buys of the year! Good story (though a little short), great voice acting a characters as well as smooth gameplay. Nice step up from the original, which was also amazing.

The only game close to this for competition for another GOTY is Skyrim in my books. BF3 and MW3 are old news and have had their chance. There's nothing new to them, so I wouldn't even add them to the list in my opinion.

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Comment #6 by EliteXPhoenix
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:31:23 AM
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Beat it fast and have almost all 440 Riddler collectibles, all thats left is the challenges

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Comment #7 by menoknow 88
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:31:56 AM
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my brother and i got it for free on the computer but it doesnt come out on it until mid of next month for it though

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Comment #8 by SpaceRazzer
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:36:32 AM
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I've never watched or played a Batman movie or game.

Should I? And what to play/watch first?

I've been hearing a lot of good things about these games. :P

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Comment #9 by DarthTrakd
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:39:09 AM
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totally kicks AA in the butt, hardly any surprise that it's doing so damn well.

Can happily say this is a damn strong contender if not actually GOTY.
After the ending there (don't worry no spoilers) I totally want to see a sequal or spin-off relating to that, my jaw hit the god-damn floor.

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Comment #10 by mikefizzled
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:39:27 AM
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@2 I don't feel MW3 has a chance against those games. I'd say Portal 2 fares better.

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Comment #11 by ZedChuva
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:48:27 AM
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If my Special Edition only came with the Riddler code like it was supposed to, I'd be a little happier. Oh, and if the game was better I'd be happier. It's truly a sequel. Same game, nothing has changed. Don't get me wrong, B:AA was one of my favorite games of that year, but this is more of the same... not a bad thing, but.... I'm one of the few who hates the fight mechanics.

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Comment #12 by navvy626
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:48:45 AM
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this game is epic, cant stop playing it, but all those damn riddler trophies and riddles sooo time consuming, looks like i'll be keeping this game for a helluva long time! :D

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Comment #13 by Sigmund666
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:52:56 AM
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I loved the Riddler part of the game. It added a lot challenge and now it will add some MORE challenge! :D

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Comment #14 by Jtpearl
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:56:32 AM
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@10 Just as I don't feel BF3 has a chance either. Shooters are fun but not goty quality. I'd say right now it'll be Arkham City, Portal 2, or Skyrim.

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Comment #15 by kealmcking
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:56:38 AM
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im pretty sure that alot of these are shipped to blockbuster and stuff, because every block buster around me has like 25 copies to rent and like 30 to buy,

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Comment #16 by KnifeLife
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:05:39 AM
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If It Wasnt For Skyrim And Battlefield 3 This Would Be Game Of The Year, I Love This Game So Much, Done All Story All Side Missions And Catwomens And Have 8 Trophies To Get With Catwomen Left.

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Comment #17 by Shadow Warlock
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:11:47 AM
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I really don't understand how people say BF3 / MW3 will make it so this game won't get GOTY.

BF3 & MW3 can't hold a fucking candle to a gaming gem like this.

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Comment #18 by Dragon14785
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:16:22 AM
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@8 You should watch Batman (1989). It's a brilliant film.

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Comment #19 by neolego
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:24:03 AM
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I am glad to hear it such a hit. It was a shame that the first game didn't sell more, so the fact that people are buying this is fantastic. The best part, unlike BF3 or MW3, this is an actually fully fleshed out, high quality, superior in every way adventure game and I'm just glad it's not getting lost in the shuffle this year! It has my GOTY vote......of course since Mass Effect was pushed to 2012 :)! neo

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Comment #20 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:27:24 AM
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That's good news,It lets me know in the future to keep my eye out for a deal to pick it up!!!

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Comment #21 by Ephidel
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:39:28 AM
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I've blazed through the campaign and finished all Side Missions, Riddles (all 440) and Catwoman Story Chapters. All that's left now is Riddler's Revenge and New Game+. I decided to play on Hard, oblivious to the fact you get no Achievement for it, but I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Thus far I haven't needed any help or a guide and the Riddler's Revenge Challenges would be a lot easier if I didn't feel obliged to whip all of my friend's scores/times (nearly 90000 on Survival of the Fittest).

A great game, a masterfully crafted story and well worth every penny. Game developers take note, THIS is how you make a brilliant and unpredictable story (yes, I'm looking at you Gears of War 3).

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Comment #23 by Rev. H. Heat
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:06:23 AM
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This game has kept me up WAY past my bedtime (work is so overrated!).

@8 - Pick up Batman Arkham Asylum first. Arkham City is the sequel and picks up where the story left off.

@22 - Head over to the Forums section of the game for any specific game questions,

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Comment #24 by jaysfan14
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:18:43 AM
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This game totally deserves it. The game was amazingly made a great gaming experience. This is definitely the top game of the year for me (so far, Skyrim I am expecting to be awesome as well). It is kind of dumb that you have to do all the challenges 4 times (Batman, Catwoman, Robin, and Nightwing) but once you get the hang of them they are pretty easy to knock out.

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Comment #25 by EVIL HICK
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:33:30 AM
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Comment #26 by CoffeeAddict5
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:41:22 AM
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Even Battlefield 3 is on hold while I finish this. Congratulations Rocksteady on an awesome gaming experience. Worth every penny.

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Comment #27 by grimfaerie
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 10:41:28 AM
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not surprising at all c: its amazing. esp how they put the catowman scenes seamlessly into the game.

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Comment #28 by Mr Mc G
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:06:16 AM
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such a great game....cant wait for my steelbook ednt to arrive in the mail soon :)

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Comment #29 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:06:52 AM
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Thinking about getting the collectors edition this week since I got a good bit of overtime last week.

@ 27

Go back to English class.

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Comment #30 by angelus0901
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:12:48 AM
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Can't wait to buy the game next month. CAN'T WAIT ANYMORE!!! >:(

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Comment #31 by neo consumer
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:18:27 AM
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@29: Go back to special school. Idiot.

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Comment #32 by Akuza
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:41:53 AM
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Glad it did too as the game is fantastic

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Comment #33 by charlie469
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:47:40 AM
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4.5 million holy simoleons batman! if u bought the origional u get 20% off the pc version comin in november, better waiting to save some dough

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Comment #34 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 01:07:03 PM
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@ 31

I'll see ya there dipshit! :D

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Comment #35 by your next best friend
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 01:10:48 PM
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Thats over $250,000,000 in generated revenue..

And they still have to cheek to make us pay MORE for DLC..

Greedy bastards..

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Comment #36 by LickableLemons7
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 01:17:33 PM
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Holy fishpaste, Batman!

Glad this game is getting the attention it deserves.

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Comment #37 by neo consumer
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 03:52:15 PM
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:34: Dribble Fight!

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Comment #38 by jaysfan14
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 04:16:37 PM
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@35 The point of making video games is money. Rocksteady put a lot of time and effort into the game, and came out with a great one. They deserve a payday. They aren't greedy for charging us for DLC. They are a company, not a charity.

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Comment #39 by aosiding
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 04:27:57 PM
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I think that Batman's greatest enemies will forever be the trolls.....

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Comment #40 by Kaskade
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:14:50 PM
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Comment #42 by xEpicGear
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:21:49 PM
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Really not sure why 8 got so many dislikes, he asked a valid question. No, you don't have to watch any films, but I would recommend playing Arkham Asylum first.

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Comment #43 by macd
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 03:13:03 AM
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Not surprised, AA was both a big release and a kinda sleeper hit. A few of my firends didn't get it until a while after release because they expected it to suck (Superhero/Hero games often suck as we all know). I bought AA on the cheap and was surprised to find it to be a great game.

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Comment #44 by roza
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 05:54:37 AM
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4.6 Million in a week... yet CoD will possibly beat that in an hour.... I don't want to live on this planet anymore....

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Comment #45 by Blue the Observer
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 08:56:13 AM
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This game is SWEEEEEET. Highly recommend it, especially for any Batman fans. Truly a game that was worth the wait. This game has set the bar for the upcoming holiday games and it has set it high.

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Comment #46 by SpaceRazzer
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 02:03:37 PM
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Thanks! :)

@ 11 thumbs down.

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Comment #47 by crazy88
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 02:52:54 PM
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Batman fans rejoice!!!!!

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Comment #48 by boots2804
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:36:34 PM
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any one had probs getting dead island i had to go miles for a copy but with the mighty bat i had no probs getting a copy i couldnt stop grinin i felt like joker and im hooked LONG LIVE THE DARK KNIGHT !!!! BRILL GAME !!! 10 OUT OF 10 :)

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Comment #49 by DaCameraMan
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 11:48:30 AM
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GREAT GAME! Can't wait for the thrid one. Let's hope.

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US October 18, 2011
Europe October 21, 2011

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