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Batman: Arkham City Ships 4.6 Million Copies In First Week

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Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham CIty has shipped more than 4.6 million units worldwide since its launch on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 18.

The week one sales for Batman: Arkham City is more than double the amount sold of it's predecessor, Batman: Arkham Aslyum.  In addition to the staggering sales numbers, Arkham City stands as the highest reviewed PS3 and Xbox 360 game of 2011 with scores of 96 and 95 respectively.

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,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  “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.”

"The true test for any game is what the players think and we have been thrilled by their reaction to  Batman: Arkham City, ” said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios.  “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.”

Batman: Arkham City is definitely a contender for game of the year, but with the release of several other blockbusters this holiday season, it'll be interesting to see where it stands.

Check out GameZone's review of Batman: Arkham City.

You can also win a copy of Batman: Arkham City for the PlayStation 3 here.

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