Batman: Arkham Asylum ships 2.5 million

Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive have revealed that critically acclaimed superhero outing Batman: Arkham Asylum has shipped a total of 2.5 million units to retail since the game's launch last month.

Understandably chuffed at the news, Phil Rogers, CEO of Eidos, commented: “Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the stand-out games this year,” adding, “I’ve been following the great reviews and consumer blogs and I’m delighted that gamers everywhere love playing this game as much as we do.”

Equally thrilled at the game's performance, Warner Bros. Interactive boss Martin Tremblay added: “The tremendous critical and commercial success of Batman: Arkham Asylum sets a new benchmark for superhero game."

“Rocksteady Studios created an excellent game and the sales numbers demonstrate how a powerful franchise fused with high-quality production resonates with consumers.”

Available on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 platforms, Batman: Arkham Asylum splices hard-hitting combat with stealthy detective escapades, with the legendary Caped Crusader finding himself up against a plethora of villains, including The Joker, Harley Quinn and many more. Check out our dedicated feature on the game here.

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