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New Batman video game sells 4.6 mn units worldwide in one week

MUMBAI: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment said that Batman: Arkham City, the videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, has shipped more than 4.6 million units worldwide since its launch in US on 18 October on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation3 computer entertainment system.


The week one sales figure for Batman: Arkham City is more than double the number of units sold of Batman: Arkham Asylum in the same time period and solidifies the game‘s place as a contender for one of the top-selling titles of 2011, the company said.


Additionally, the game currently stands as the highest reviewed PS3 and Xbox 360 game of 2011 on Metacritic.com with average scores of 96 and 95 respectively.
 
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment president Martin Tremblay said, "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."


Rocksteady Studios game director Sefton Hill said, "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."
 
The game builds upon the foundation of the earlier game Batman: Arkham Asylum. It sends players flying through Arkham City - five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum - the new maximum security "home" for all of Gotham City‘s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.


Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City‘s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr Freeze and others, the game allows players to experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.

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