Marvel's Spider-Man Sells 3.3 Million Units in 3 Days, Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive

Marvel's Spider-Man Sells 3.3 Million Units in 3 Days, Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 September 2018 / 5,978 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Marvel’s Spider-Man sold 3.3 million units worldwide for the PlayStation 4 in just three days. It is now the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive, beating out the previous record set by God of War, which sold 3.1 million units in three days in May 2018.

One million units were pre-ordered, which is another record for Sony. 

 

"Our expectations are always set at the highest levels," said Stephen Turvey, Sony's global senior vice president of sales. "While Spider-Man has had a rocky history with video games in the past, Turvey credits developer Insomniac Games and Marvel with "bringing Spider-Man back to gaming in a way that you want to experience it." 

The figure does not includes the sales of the limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle.

Thanks USA Today.


 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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17 Comments

S.Peelman (on 20 September 2018)

Between God of War and this Spiderman game Sony sure struck gold!


raulbalarezo (on 20 September 2018)

“The figure does not includes the sales of the limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle.” So there are a little more sales after all


DonFerrari (on 20 September 2018)

Let's make as some crazy folks in VGC and say half the sales were from the bundles... 6.6M FW.


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routsounmanman (on 20 September 2018)

^ I got banned for such talk recently. OP: Pretty such that's negligible in front of the massive 3.3m figure.


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DonFerrari (on 20 September 2018)

Seems like it was a misinterpretation made, 3.3 includes Pro bundles.


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DonFerrari (on 20 September 2018)

Record after record, congrats.


Mystro-Sama (on 20 September 2018)

If only MS followed Sony's with their exclusive centric approach.


loy310 (on 20 September 2018)

This whole gen with every Sony exclusives; Bloodborne has sold xxx becomes PS4 fastest sell exclusive, then Uncharted 4 sells xxx becomes PS4 fastest selling ....... then this continues for damn near every exclusive since 2014.


Qwark (on 20 September 2018)

So it barely outsold GOW, still nice job for Spidey hopefully it will join the ten million club in 2019.


DialgaMarine (on 20 September 2018)

With the holidays, plus Sony having to chance to market it with both Venom and Spider-Verse films, 10 million should be pretty easy. Now if they can make more of those LE consoles, Sony's just gonna kill it around this holiday.


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thismeintiel (on 20 September 2018)

Gotta be over 3.5M with those Pro bundles added.


Barkley (on 21 September 2018)

Well, I definitely underestimated Spiderman.


estebxx (on 20 September 2018)

Beating the same record twice in the same year... Very impressive.


DialgaMarine (on 20 September 2018)

I think Sony said in their statement that it's the fastest selling PS exclusive of all time. Yet another 12 - 15 million selling PS4 exclusive. Sony will have several games that break the 10 million mark by gen's end. Crazy how much things have changed since last gen.


Jranation (on 20 September 2018)

The PS4 is far from being dead and it already outsold PS3.


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DialgaMarine (on 21 September 2018)

My LT sales prediction for PS4 is still around 125 - 130 million. Could be even more depending on when PS5 launches. Very solid numbers for a brand that some predicted would go under this gen.


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Kerotan (on 21 September 2018)

Fastest selling Sony exclusive and I think it will be the fastest selling ps4 game to hit 10m.


ZODIARKrebirth (on 20 September 2018)

i'm so happy for insomniac games


Mospeada21CA (on 20 September 2018)

Kudos and Congrats!!!


Eric2048 (on 21 September 2018)

It sold well just as i expected.


PEEPer0nni (on 20 September 2018)

And people say Playstation is not about exclusives? PS5 is going to sell on the promise of SM, GoW and Horizon sequels alone.


AngryLittleAlchemist (on 21 September 2018)

Who said that?


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PEEPer0nni (on 21 September 2018)

there're still users on this site that claim that people buy Playstations only for Cod, GTA and Fifa.


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PEEPer0nni (on 21 September 2018)

H*ly damn, that dislike spree.


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PEEPer0nni (on 21 September 2018)

Lol I censored the wrong word.


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routsounmanman (on 20 September 2018)

I expected much more as I love Spiderman, but still a stellar result. Sony is really picking up their game with games this gen.


COKTOE (on 20 September 2018)

Ha. Please don't take this as a jab, but how much more did you expect?


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routsounmanman (on 20 September 2018)

Dunno, just expected it to handily beat Gow, like reach 5m. Don't get me wrong, it's an unreasonable expectation, but I love Spidey, as well as this game.


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DialgaMarine (on 21 September 2018)

I was thinking at least 4 million, myself, but 3.3 million (excluding bundle sales) is still a very solid number for an exclusive title. I believe that with the holidays just around the corner, and the hype from films like Venom and Spider-verse, this game has a huge amount of potential to sell several more millions before years end.


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think-man (on 20 September 2018)

I'm not sure how I feel about this, I haven't played it so I don't know if it's worth the hype yet.


DialgaMarine (on 20 September 2018)

If you like a Spider Man and open world games, it's a must. It does borrow a lot from other open world games, but it makes excellent use of them, and the game is the closest thing to a perfect Spider Man experience. I know you tend to be a big critic of PS4, on this site, but there's really no reason to deny yourself from enjoying a really good game.


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routsounmanman (on 20 September 2018)

It so is. Truly great game.


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KazumaKiryu (on 20 September 2018)

i dont like the spiderman-movies, but the game is really fantastic and beautiful.


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think-man (on 21 September 2018)

I don't like super heroes, so it's not really something that interests me. I might get it when it's cheaper.


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DialgaMarine (on 21 September 2018)

@Think I have a buddy that isn't a fan of super heroes either, but I bought him a copy of this game, and he's enjoyed so far.


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think-man (on 21 September 2018)

@DialgaMarine I'll keep that in mind. I have a massive backlog atm, so I'm not going to rush out and get it. They will no doubt release a complete edition as well which will probably be when i bite.


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