The Parker fortune hits Sony’s video game box office: two and a half million copies sold in one day for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
The latest effort of Insomniac Games it certainly doesn’t reflect the web weaver’s perpetually in the red finances, considering that in just 24 hours Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 he passed it two and a half million copies placed on the market. The highly anticipated open world superhero title released just last Friday on PS5. And the critics have not failed to sing its praises (pun not intended) on several occasions, including us. In general, last weekend was very positive for the major releases of 2023: Spidey is in fact in good company, with Super Mario Bros. Wonder which, despite also being a first-party exclusive, sold just a little less of Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario 3D All-Stars (second place in UK sales figures).
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But let’s go back to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: a franchise that is measured in millions of copies sold
What makes Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 the fastest-selling PlayStation title ever are the numbers recorded by its predecessor, which are nevertheless considerable. In the case of the game released in 2018, it was three million three hundred thousand copies that flew off the shelves. Either way, God of War Ragnarok is no longer the blockbuster. In the United Kingdom, the sales recorded over the weekend by Insomniac Games’ latest release are 20% lower than Ragnarok in terms of sales alone. physical format, so digital sales certainly made the difference. Regardless, the achievement for the development team that reinvented the 3D platformer on Sony consoles in 1998 remains phenomenal. Indeed… Amazing.
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