That Batman: Arkham City was a safe bet was more than clear, since it was the sequel to one of the best video games of the character created until then, but now we can get a much clearer idea of how far the title of Rocksteady Studios impacted sales. Although Gamespot reported in February 2012 that Arkham City had sold more than six million copies within four months of launch, it has been Twitter who has further detailed the information.
Thanks to the user @ bogorad222, a document has been leaked showing 12.5 million copies invoiced in sales and a note mentioning the collection of more than 600 million dollars in revenue. They also gathered information on other successful games on the market, including the fact that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy exceeded its targets by 150% in the first month of its release, and that Ryse: Son of Rome managed to sell 1.3 million copies.
Batman: Arkham City was the second part of the remarkable Batman: Arkham Asylum developed by Rocksteady. The game continued in the original atmosphere, taking players to the new “home” of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters, and other criminal minds. The title also presented greater freedom of movement for the Dark Knight, a larger extension, brutal villains such as the Joker, Dos Caras, Bane, or the Penguin and, ultimately, an improved formula that made it successful. Now we know how much.
Here we leave you the tweet shared by the user, who has also added the source, the Marketing Manager of Warner Bros. Michael Elkind from his LinkedIn account. It should be remembered that Spider-Man became the best-selling superhero game in US history, surpassing the aforementioned, so Arkham City sales had to largely leave US territory.