PlayStation has announced that in just 24 hours Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 managed to sell over 2.5 million copies, becoming the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game ever.
The news was announced on Twitter, where the company thanked fans for their support. It read: “Great news, Spidey fans – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sold more than 2.5 million copies in its first 24 hours. Thanks for making it a high-flying launch!”
Great news, Spidey fans: Marvel’s #SpiderMan2PS5 sold more than 2.5 million copies in its first 24 hours. Thanks for making it a high-flying launch! pic.twitter.com/k3KdioW6x7October 23, 2023
Last year, after the launch of God of War: Ragnarokit was announced Kratos’ latest adventure had taken the title of the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation game. So it’s quite upsetting that the record is being broken again so soon, especially when Ragnarok released on both PS4 and PS5, while the latest Spidey adventure is exclusive to the current generation. For comparison, Ragnarok sold 5.1 million copies in the first week, that is Spider Man 2 to achieve half of that in just one day is seriously impressive.
Spider Man 2The game’s sales figures may be huge, but its success isn’t shocking considering how well the game was received by critics. Jake Tucker of TechRadar Gaming gave the game four out of five in his review, praising its satisfying traversal mechanics, as well as its “true comic saga story”. He wrote: “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 delivers a satisfying Spidey saga that gives fans everything they could want from a Venom arc and includes several surprises as well. It is a single-player open-world game that puts fun above all else, with a host of accessibility features that allow everyone to participate.”
In other news, Insomniac Games director of community and marketing James Stevenson confirmed last week Spider Man 2 gets a New Game Plus mode and option to replay missions sometime before the end of the year, which is great news for anyone who has already collected credits.
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