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Marvel's Spider-Man is the Best-Selling Superhero Game Ever in the US

Marvel's Spider-Man is the Best-Selling Superhero Game Ever in the US - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 March 2020 / 3,181 Views

The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella to celebrate the start of San Diego Comic Con announced via Twitter the best-selling superhero video game ever in the US is Insomniac Games’ Marvel's Spider-Man.

Three of the best-selling superhero games in the US are from the Batman: Arkham series. Batman: Arkham City is the second best-selling superhero game, followed by Batman: Arkham KnightBatman: Arkham Asylum is in ninth.


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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15 Comments
BraLoD (on 18 July 2019)

And being an exclusive is even more impressive.
Kudos Sony and Insomniac, both must be swimming in money.

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Chazore (on 18 July 2019)

Good sales, and a good game at that.

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axumblade (on 18 July 2019)

It's crazy to think that every title on this list either if features Batman or Spider man. Spider man is still my favorite game to release this generation

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HylianSwordsman (on 18 July 2019)

Batman, Spiderman, and Injustice. Marvel needs to up their (video) game. I wonder if they counted Marvel vs. Capcom in this? It'd be cool to see superhero video games have their MCU moment. Spiderman and Batman are nice, but they're Dark Knight nice, not cinematic universe nice. Now that MCU is probably going to have to wind down and maybe reboot, wouldn't it be sweet as hell if we could get an MGU? With games that master a formula as compelling for gaming as Marvel's movies were for film? An entire series of Marvel games for various heroes telling a continuous canon, and all of them roughly on par with Insomniac's Spiderman and the Arkham series?

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JRPGfan (on 18 July 2019)

damn you guys noticed this already 2 hours ago? I just learnt of it and made a thread >.< then see this.

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JRPGfan (on 19 July 2019)

Niche-man! you did it!

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JWeinCom (on 18 July 2019)

Hard to say which is better between Spider-man and Arkham City. I prefer Spider-man but I come in with a huge pro-Spider-man bias. Of course, Spider-man 2 is still my favorite.

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Mospeada21CA (on 18 July 2019)

HUGE CONGRATS!! ~ rejoice, it is salvation, smile, for you have become the children of Thanos - - Maw.
One more time, One more time!!

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TallSilhouette (on 18 July 2019)

Can't wait for the sequel and the changes it could bring.

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PAOerfulone (on 18 July 2019)

"Tomorrow morning, Spider-Man sequel in development, with a playable Miles Morales this time! Move Last of Us 2 to development phase 4." - Jameson
"Actually sir, Death Stranding is still in Phase 4." - Hoffman.
"Fine, then Phase 3 and give Naughty Dog a 1% raise." - Jameson
"Will do." - Hoffman
"What are you waiting for? Chinese New Year? Go!" - Jameson
"Um, sir..." - Hoffman
"Get out of here!" - Jameson

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method114 (on 18 July 2019)

I got the game when it was on sale for $20 a few weeks ago. I didn't enjoy it honestly. I thought the combat although very closely related to Batman Asylum which I loved wasn't done as well. Oh well glad to see it did well either way as I do love Insomniac as a studio.

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Zenos (on 18 July 2019)
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