Batman Arkham Asylum: Box Office Success or Sleeper Hit ?

#1 Posted by CharleyTony (923 posts) -

Just checked VG chartz and as of January 10, 2010 , the combined sales of the Xbox 360 and PS3 for Batman AA add up to about 3 million games sold. 
When you think about that and how much love this game got in both reviews and 2010 top games lists, do you think this game will be seen as a huge retail success or more like a sleeper hit when we will look back at it in a year or 2 ? 
 
Those figures and awards kinda made me think about Bioshock, which did sellout like crazy at first and had more success with critics than with sales. 
3 millions games sold is a big number but you need to keep in mind that it has the Batman license and we have had 2 greatBatman movies in recent years. 
What do you think ?
#2 Posted by Crono (2640 posts) -

Are you serious?  That is definitely a success.

#3 Posted by Maxszy (2064 posts) -

I would say it is still a sleeper hit. Only because before it was released, no one really had any idea that it was going to be as good as it was. It was a shock and a very good one at that, but a very big shock. It wasn't really on anyone's radar I don't think as being "Game of The Year" caliber or in such contention.

#4 Posted by Rowr (5480 posts) -

This thread is lame.

#5 Posted by aerious (124 posts) -

since when is there a box office for games, I know Ive never bought a ticket for a game from a box office.

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