Batman: Arkham City Shipped 4.6 Million Copies in Its First Week

Illustration for article titled emBatman: Arkham City /emShipped 4.6 Million Copies in Its First Week

From the earliest announcements of its existence, Batman: Arkham City stood out as one of the most anticipated titles of 2011. But, in a year with Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 on the way, no one knew just how many units all that anticipation would move.

Well, as of this morning, Warner Bros. is saying that the Bat-sequel shipped 4.6 million after just a week of availability. For some comparison, the numbers on Gears of War 3-which Microsoft's treated as a tentpole release-came in north of 3 million after a week. It's probably a safe bet to anoint Rocksteady's superhero series as the newest member of gaming's mega-franchises. Of course, with such success comes pressure to exceed previous achievements. So, take a nice vacation, Rocksteady guys. All eyes will be on you when you come back to Gotham City.

[NOTE: To clarify, Gears 3 sold 3 million and Arkham City shipped 4.6 million. Sales numbers weren't divulged.]


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Does that mean 23,000 people had problems with their DLC not working in the first week? (Judging by WB and Kotaku's "1/2 a percent" numbers)

Is this some kind of record?