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Batman: Arkham Origins hits UK no.1

Batman: Arkham Origins hits UK no.1

Mon 28 Oct 2013 9:07am GMT / 5:07am EDT / 2:07am PDT
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But sells only half of Arkham City's week one total

Warner Bros. Games' Batman: Arkham Origins debuted at number 1 in the UK, despite selling only half the amount of its predecessor.

According to data released by Gfk Chart-Track, Arkham Origins sold "almost exactly" the same amount as the first game in the series, Arkham Asylum, which was released in 2009. However, Arkham City remains the series' high-point, selling roughly double the amount achieved by the Asylum and Origins.

It is worth noting that Arkham Origins was not developed by Rocksteady Studios, the UK-based developer that created the franchise.

Other new releases last week included Ubisoft's Rocksmith 2014 Edition, which charted at number 15, and an expansion pack for EA's The Sims 3, which entered the chart at number 18.

Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls continued its slip down the chart, falling 7 places to finish at number 13.

The software chart is below:

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 Batman: Arkham Origins
1 2 Grand Theft Auto V
2 3 FIFA 14
3 4 Skylanders: Swap Force
4 5 Pokemon X
5 6 Pokemon Y
7 7 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
19 8 Lego Lord of the Rings
29 9 Moshi Monsters: Katsuma
9 10 Just Dance 2014
10 11 Disney Infinity
8 12 F1 2013
6 13 Beyond: Two Souls
12 14 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
New entry 15 Rocksmith 2014 Edition
14 16 Max Payne 3
21 17 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
New entry 18 The Sims 3: Into The Future
17 19 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
11 20 Sonic: The Lost World

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Morville O'Driscoll
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Interesting... I wonder how the split is on the Batman game, casual vs core players. It's something that's impossible to tell statistically, but I wonder if the late-release on review copies, plus knowledge that it wasn't Rocksteady developing it, affected sales that much? Or if, as has been pointed out elsewhere, it's just franchise-wear. In any event, given how glitchy it's been across all-platforms (though the 360 least of all apparently), I'm glad I didn't pre-order it. Now to work on that Steam backlog. :D

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