Sony’s Spider-Man 2 video game has made headlines by selling an impressive 5 million copies within its first month of release.
The game, developed by Insomniac Games exclusively for PlayStation 5, managed to double its massive 2.5 million first-day sales record to reach this new milestone. This cements its status as one of the fastest-selling first-party titles in PS5 history so far.
Insomniac has been diligently issuing patches and updates to smooth out any minor performance issues players may have experienced at launch. There’s also talk of potential spin-off titles focusing on popular Spider-Man characters like Venom, though concrete plans likely hinge on gauging fan interest.
Spider-Man 2’s success is part of a broader trend of Sony’s first-party games thriving lately. For example, God of War Ragnarök has sold an astounding 11 million copies, while Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart moved 1.1 million units.
Sony’s latest financial report indicates the company shipped 4.9 million PS5 units last quarter alone, bringing total lifetime sales to 46 million consoles. So the install base for Spider-Man 2 is massive and continuing to grow.
Looking ahead, 2024 is shaping up to be a big year for Spider-Man fans, with two major movies on the horizon – the hotly anticipated Kraven the Hunter and an untitled Venom sequel.
While some wonder if Miles Morales should permanently replace Peter Parker as the main Spider-Man going forward, others argue Parker is too iconic to ever fully step aside.
Regardless, Insomniac’s sequel achieving such impressive sales so quickly proves the enduring popularity of Spider-Man and the public’s desire for more high-quality adventures. Sony will likely continue investing heavily in the franchise given its demonstrated success across games and films.