Looks like non-sequels can indeed push some market muscle on occasion. We had earlier reports of the action-stealth title Batman: Arkham Asylum had already sold close to 2 million in its first 30 days at retail. Warner Brothers Interactive and Eidos have followed up that announcement with the report that the game has surpassed 2.5 million units pushed since launch. Although the console version has had a head start in the market, the more recently released PC version has managed it’s share of sales in its comparatively brief turn on the shelves.
“Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the stand-out games this year,” said Phil Rogers, CEO of Eidos. “I’ve been following the great reviews and consumer blogs and I’m delighted that gamers everywhere love playing this game as much as we do.”
“The tremendous critical and commercial success of Batman: Arkham Asylum sets a new benchmark for superhero games,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Rocksteady Studios created an excellent game and the sales numbers demonstrate how a powerful franchise fused with high-quality production resonates with consumers.”