The global acknowledgement of Batman: Arkham City, and an overwhelming sale of 4.6 million units in just the first week of its release has made it a strong contender for one of the top-selling titles of 2011.
Additionally, the game currently stands as the highest reviewed PS3 and Xbox 360 game of 2011 on Metacritic with average scores of 96 and 95 respectively.
Warner Bros. President, Martin Tremblay shows his excitement and praised Rocksteady in a statement given to press:
Batman: Arkham City is one of the best action adventure games, proven by the tremendous reviews, and it further establishes the Batman brand as a marquee franchise for our growing business, said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Rocksteady Studios went above and beyond in delivering an incredible game and the support of the entire team at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment drove the excellent campaign a game like this deserves.
Game Director at Rocksteady is happy with the feedback they received for what he believes, was a true test for Rocksteady:
The true test for any game is what the players think and we have been thrilled by their reaction to Batman: Arkham City, said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios.
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.
Rocksteady has raised the bar for themselves and it would be interesting to see how far they can go with the Dark Knight.