Insomniac has shaken the world with Spider-Man 2. Following much anticipation, the game launched to millions of excited PS5 owners, becoming PlayStation’s biggest first-party title to date.
However, this was just the beginning. In the days that followed, the Marvel character has reached millions of new consoles. Sony’s financial reports confirm that Spider-Man 2 has sold over 5 million units.
Why it matters: This figure is already significantly better than a recent PS5 exclusive like Final Fantasy 16, which has not received an updated figure after it sold 3 million units.
Sony confirms that Spider-Man 2 reached this milestone in just 11 days. Going by its previous figures, the game sold 2.5 million more copies in the next 10 days following launch.
Compared to a game like God of War Ragnarok, the latest PS5 exclusive has been left behind since the former was able to reach 5 million units sold in just 5 days. Still, this difference could be attributed to God of War Ragnarok’s cross-gen release.
While an exact comparison is difficult to make, its predecessor required around 90 days to reach 9 million sales. However, since then, Insomniac has become a household name for PlayStation and one of the most popular superhero game developers.
Therefore, Spider-Man 2 will likely reach 9 or 10 million sales much quicker. The former also launched to a larger audience since it was released late into the PS4 generation when adoption was already quite high.
Overall, Spider-Man 2 is still going strong. It is important to note that the game is Insomniac’s first 90/100 on Metacritic in many years.
This positive reception has played a major role in its success. Had the game launched on the PS4 like last year’s first-party releases, these record-breaking numbers would have been much higher.
However, given that it launched to less than 50 million PS5 owners, these results have been very impressive.
With the PS5 install-base growing gradually, a future sequel could see this series reaching new heights.
While Insomniac is currently moving its developers to complete Marvel’s Wolverine, the studio has already begun teasing future possibilities, pointing to a bigger role for Miles Morales and a potential Venom spin-off.
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Avinash is currently pursuing a Business degree in Australia. For more than three years, he has been working as a gaming journalist, utilizing his writing skills and love for gaming to report on the latest updates in the industry. Avinash loves to play action games like Devil May Cry and has also been mentioned on highly regarded websites, such as IGN, GamesRadar, GameRant, Dualshockers, CBR, and Gamespot.