Batman: Arkham Origins opening weekend sales half of Arkham City in the UK

GTAV charts second in the UK.

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Batman: Arkham Origins sold half as many copies in its opening weekend in the UK as predecessor Batman: Arkham City, sales tracker Chart-Track has reported.

Sales of Arkham Origins were similar to the original Arkham Asylum, but the prize for the best-selling opening weekend of a Batman game is still held by Lego Batman, Chart-Track adds.

Grand Theft Auto V was second in the UK charts, followed by FIFA 14 in third and Skylanders: Swap Force in fourth.

Pokemon X and Y were fifth and sixth, respectively.

New in the chart this week was the latest Moshi Monsters game in ninth, and Rocksmith: 2014 Edition in 15th.

For more information on Batman: Arkham Origins, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

122 comments
TBear7130
TBear7130

They lucky we can't get our money back on software. A movie I would walk out on.

CoolCoke
CoolCoke

WB games should make a Batman  game based on a pharmaceutical company run by Scarecrow

revenger681
revenger681

What I didn't like about this game was when I read about the already released dlc information. Two skin packs, a few map packs (actually I believe it's 1 pack of a few maps) and 1 sp add-on. We don't need more challenge maps! How about some good, fun and interesting SP expansions, I'd be more willing to pay for some awesome dlc stories than damn map packs! But I know that won't happen :( AC is still the best Arkham game. AA was a lot of fun as well.

LonelyHippie27
LonelyHippie27

Nobody wants to pay for a game the already bought. Arkham City was amazing, but don't you think it's time to go back to Gotham? I mean Jesus Christ, it's the city everyone associates with batman. A game set up around the Dark Knight saga would be awesome. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

It might be time for Batman to fake his own death again.

Zloth2
Zloth2

GTA5 is already in second place!?

the_repo_man6754
the_repo_man6754

That's because actual human beings are waiting for the the complete edition and not because of superficial reasons - "It has MP - oh nooooo!!!!"

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

No Mark Hammil, No Kevin Conroy? Yep... we don't care.

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

That's because we aren't stupid. We know it's made by different people and it features nothing new

Ambivalist
Ambivalist

And poor sales will, of course, be laid burden on the developer, not the publisher keen to run each profitable franchise into the ground through yearly sequels and market saturation. 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

I can explain this with one word:

Duh.

telaros
telaros

I avoided this game like the plague when I say the teasers. Then I got to borrow the game from a friend.  He tried to sell me the game at first, told me he'd sell it to me for 40. Told him no, I don't want it.

All I got to see is that Warner Brothers sucked the life out of this game and turned it into a super cheesy and very idiotic. I *hate* the new Batman actor. The boss fights were dull. It may have the same combat system as AC, but the boss fights are NOT very thought out at all. Part one had more intuitive boss mechanics lol

But no, this is a poor excuse for a Batman game. It doesn't innovate AT ALL. In fact, they only managed to make it even LESS fun. But hey, if you never played the last games, you might enjoy this one. You'll hate Batman and the stuff he does in this, but the game ain't 100%--You know what? If you haven't played the last two games just take the money you would spend on this on the other two instead, you will get so much more entertainment and still have money left over.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I'm not surprised it didn't beat Arkham City's numbers, but I am surprised it knocked GTA and FIFA down.

Arkham Origins certainly isn't as good as the previous two games, but I wouldn't say it was 6/10 bad.

Hurvl
Hurvl

The game has got good reviews, better than I thought, both by critics and common gamers alike, but lower sales is to be expected. It's by a different studio, it's not a sequel to the previous Arkham games etc. I don't know how much the non-gaming-site majority of consumers care about this, but I haven't sensed any general praise or hype for this game. Would it be crap or not? That's the vibe I've been getting, concerns that might be well-founded.

Benficafan_101
Benficafan_101

Whats sad is that thsi game actually good very good reviews but since it wasn't getting 10's people for some reason believe its not worth their time. What a shame. It also doesn't help that gamespot did give it a garbage review as well as others who complained it was the same yet praise games that do the same thing. It also bothers me the amount of arrogance that a lot of fans have towards WB Montreal, passed on the game purely because it wasn't made by Rocksteady. It comes from the same exact people who crapped all over Arkham Asylum before it came out. Shame on people for thinking this game is actually bad because it didn't get 10's. This is a great game and deserves to be played.

pozium
pozium

Not surprising. The PC version however, is seriously BUGGY as hell. I had to start all over after almost finishing the story. As for the game in general, its a good variation of Arkham City, but not enough of an innovation to WOW anyone

CaptainBerserk
CaptainBerserk

So unfair, the game is good as the first two and visually is way better.

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

As soon as it was announced that Rocksteady wasn't developing, most of the hype for this game died. And then reviews came out and any hype left was buried and put to rest. Just hoping that WB's excuse is that Rocksteady is working on next gen batman.... that better be the case, anyway.

wookiegr
wookiegr

I got it on PC, no one in their right mind should spend any money on 360 or PS3 games at this point now that modern consoles are a few weeks away. I will say that Origins plays like a DLC not an entirely new game of it's own. While I loved the other two Arkham games this feels like an add-on of more of the same.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@LonelyHippie27 *Sigh...* Arkham is just part of the title. It is Gotham City. Also, after having played a fair bit of it, I can safely say this is the game that Arkham City should have been.

explicator2
explicator2

@LonelyHippie27 You mean it would be cool if the game was about Batman fighting a bunch of assassins and the Black Mask on Christmas Eve in Gotham City? What an awesome idea for a game! I wonder if anyone has ever thought of that?

I mean, Jesus Christ, you are an idiot. Can't wait to read your next post about how Rockstar should come out with a Grand Theft Auto game set in a fictional version of LA.

asifah30
asifah30

@hadlee73 he he he....No, I think its time for the Warner Bros to make their own death permanently and give a new life to the great RockSteady.

EnzoF66057
EnzoF66057

@Zloth2 Eh, wait for the holiday sales to kick in. It's only dropped a little bit because it was released a month sooner.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@Hellhound30x The Joker sounds the same TBH... just a little younger. Which is the whole point seeing as it's a decade + before Asylum.

Benficafan_101
Benficafan_101

@The_Gaming_Baby Nothing new? How about improved boss battles that doesn't rely on you fighting off titan fuled enemies in every battle or one punch bosses? What about a new detective mode? What about fast travel? What about new enemies that can counter you?What about a larger world? Ya "nothing new" is all a load of crap. While games like FIFA, or COD can come up with the same crap each and every year and nobody complains about that right? Who cares if it was made by a new developer? It's running off the same engine! Just like Arkham 3 will be running on the same exact engine!

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

@svdbygrce02 umm no.... AO is the only game in the series so far not worth playing, most because compared to Rockstead, the developers for this are amateurs 

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@pozium The PS3 version has terrible loading issues. You really need to be patient and let it finish saving before gliding off into a new area.

Benficafan_101
Benficafan_101

@fluffy_kins So a 7.8(technically 78) on IGN is a bad score?9/10 on xbox mag or 8.7 on gametrailers or 86/100 on gamefront or 8.5 on gameinformer...ya so awful reviews . Quit thinking anything below a 9 isn't worth playing

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@fluffy_kins I'm fairly certain they are, some kind of stylised prequel is what I read last. I think Kevin Conroy let slip that he was recording stuff for it. That was a few months back now so not sure how valid it all is.

Merseyak
Merseyak

@wookiegr Agreed got it on steam myself runs fantastic but it is an addon to city just a prequel addon.

EnzoF66057
EnzoF66057

@The-Neon-Seal @LonelyHippie27 Maybe in terms of assassins and variety in enemies, but this game still doesn't stand up to how polished and well done AC was. Fighting in this game isn't as smooth, and grappling/gliding through the city needs a serious improvement. The grapple detection while gliding is absolutely atrocious.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@asifah30 @hadlee73 The Great Rocksteady? They've only made one game I would consider worthy of that title (and it was their first one).

EnzoF66057
EnzoF66057

@Benficafan_101 @The_Gaming_Baby I wonder if you've noticed that some of the mechanics (namely: fighting and grappling/gliding) aren't nearly as smooth as they were in the last game.

And not to spoil anything, but no one-punch bosses? C'mon, did you play the game? There is LITERALLY an assassin with a one-punch fight. I was excited to see that he got back up and the insinuation that we might have another fight with him, but sadly the Joker throws him out of a window.

AM-Gamer
AM-Gamer

It also has loads of game breaking bugs. One I'm unfortunately stuck with right now.

pozium
pozium

I didn't think dat any version could be worse than the PC version

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@bafalcon @The-Neon-Seal @Hellhound30x Really? Asylum took the comic books into consideration and I know time moves a lot more slowly in the comic book world, but what ever way you cut it, thats a lot of adventures for five years! I was always under the impression that Asylum/City Batman was pushing middle age so 38-50, while he is quite young in Origins. Also, Barbara Gordon seems a bit young in Origins to have been Oricle in Asylum.

Benficafan_101
Benficafan_101

@LonelyHippie27 @Benficafan_101 He wasn't the first person to voice the Joker , hell he wasn't even the first Joker period. Would you take Cesar Romero's Joker over Heath Ledgers? Ya,didn't think so

explicator2
explicator2

@LonelyHippie27 Great point, as the Batman universe was created in the 1990s and no actor has ever portrayed the Joker prior to Mark Hamill, so if it isn't Luke Skywalker voicing the joker, it isn't legit. That's a tall glass of sarcasm.

bafalcon
bafalcon

@pozium 360 version is plagued with bugs, I had lock up issues, corrupt save, freezing on load screens. It is baaaaad