Batman: Arkham City sells 2 million in first week

We're in the early stages of blockbuster season, as triple-A titles muscle for your gaming dollars, and Batman is coming out swinging. Batman: Arkham City has sold 2 million copies in its first week on the market, of a total 4.6 million shipped.

The LA Times reports that the strong 2 million units sold doesn't scratch record-holders like Call of Duty, but puts Batman on track to match or top the previous game. Arkham Asylum sold 4.3 million copies in total, while Arkham City has shipped more than that in its first week and already sold almost half of them.

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

These sales figures only include the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, of course, since the PC version ships in mid-November.