Batman: Arkham Asylum Ships 2.5 Million

By Nick Breckon, Sep 21, 2009 12:20pm PDT It looks like Arkham Asylum could be the dark horse of this year's sales charts, as Eidos and Warner report the Batman game has begun its run by shipping 2.5 million copies to retailers since its August 25 debut.

A recent LA Times article pegged the game's sales at 2 million, though it did not specify whether that number represented sales to customers or retailers.

Either way, the publishers are obviously enthused, with Warner Interactive president Martin Tremblay saying that the title's sales demonstrate how a "powerful franchise fused with high-quality production" can sell. In other words, a game adaptation that's actually good can make a lot of money. Who would have thought?

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