Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
March 24, 2019
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

 Batman: Arkham Asylum  Ships 2.5 Million

Batman: Arkham Asylum Ships 2.5 Million

September 21, 2009 | By Chris Remo

September 21, 2009 | By Chris Remo
More: Console/PC

Rocksteady Studios is off to a strong commercial start with its acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum, say co-publishers Eidos and Warner Bros., with more than 2.5 million units of the game shipped so far.

That figure refers only to copies of the game distributed to retailers, not to the number sold through to actual consumers; a Los Angeles Times report from earlier this month claims 2 million copies have been sold, although it may have also been referring to shipped numbers.

The second game from London-based Rocksteady Studios, Arkham Asylum has seen near-unanimous praise -- an achievement highlighted by the dismal quality record exhibited by games based on the Batman. Warner Interactive president Martin Tremblay tipped a hat to Rocksteady's work.

"The tremendous critical and commercial success of Batman: Arkham Asylum sets a new benchmark for superhero games," Tremblay said. "Rocksteady Studios created an excellent game and the sales numbers demonstrate how a powerful franchise fused with high-quality production resonates with consumers."

Arkham Asylum shipped last month for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and this month for PC.

Related Jobs

Maximum Games
Maximum Games — Walnut Creek, California, United States

Release Manager
Phosphor Studios
Phosphor Studios — Chicago, Illinois, United States

UI Artist
Skybox Labs
Skybox Labs — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Senior Gameplay Animator
Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics — Redwood City, California, United States

Senior Tools Engineer

Loading Comments

loader image