Batman: Arkham Knight has best 2015 week one UK sales

Beat out Witcher 3 and Arkham City

A reminder that Arkham Knight has “Batman” in the name and no volley of excoriating 7/10 reviews (or broken PC ports) can do it harm: Rocksteady’s new Batman is the top-selling game of 2015 in the UK by its first week sales, beating out The Witcher 3, which did 4 million worldwide its first two weeks (and likely near 200,000 its first week in the UK).

Note that this only includes physical copies (reportedly 67% sold on PS4, 33% on Xbox One) and, of course, is just for the UK. Arkham Knight also beat out City (which sold 2 million worldwide its first week), but City released on a Friday in the UK and Knight on a Tuesday. Point is, it’s doing alright, innit?

It marks another (monetarily) successful launch for Warner Bros. following Dying Light, Mortal Kombat X and Lego Jurassic World.

Full top 10:

  1. Batman: Arkham Knight
  2. Lego Jurassic World
  3. The Elder Scrolls Online
  4. Yoshi’s Woolly World
  5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  6. Grand Theft Auto 5
  7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  8. FIFA 15
  9. Destiny
  10. Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward

Batman: Arkham Knight has biggest UK first week sales of 2015 [VG24/7]

Steven Hansen