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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Has Outsold The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima in the US

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Has Outsold The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima in the US - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 September 2021 / 5,156 Views

The Spider-Man franchise continues to be a juggernaut for Sony with the two most recent films performing well at the box office and now the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 action-adventure game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, has become the best-selling PlayStation exclusive of the last 12 months. 

Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been the fifth best-selling game in the US over the last 12 months, according to NPD figures. This puts it above other recent PlayStation exclusives, The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima. This is despite those games launching months earlier in June 2020 and July 2020, respectively.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Has Outsold The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima in the US

Spider-Man: Miles Morales released alongside the PlayStation 5 on November 12, 2020 in North America and on November 19 worldwide, while it released for the PlayStation 4 worldwide on November 12.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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rapsuperstar31 (on 16 April 2021)

Fantastic game and I enjoyed very bit of it...Ghost and Last of Us 2 are far superior games though. All 3 deserve high praise and great sales.

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NextGen_Gamer rapsuperstar31 (on 16 April 2021)

I still have not played TLoU2 but I would definitely put Ghost of Tsushima ahead of Miles Morales. But as you said: both are absolutely fantastic games. Miles Morales was my first PS5 title beat, so it will always have that distinction!

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Shiken rapsuperstar31 (on 18 April 2021)

Ghost was better, I would say most of Sony's other IP are better than TLoU2.

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rapsuperstar31 Shiken (on 18 April 2021)

The Last of us 2 may not be for everyone, but to me it was a roller coaster of emotions master piece that effected me more than any game has. I get whey some didn't like it but to me it was incredible.

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Shiken rapsuperstar31 (on 18 April 2021)

Where the game was allowed to be a game, I had fun. It was the horribly generic revenge story that left me bored, which is not what someone would want in a story driven game.

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Angelv577 (on 16 April 2021)

I finally got a ps5 so I cant wait to play this game. I could have played it on ps4 but that 60 fps with ray tracing was too much.

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Signalstar (on 16 April 2021)

Not bad for "just an expansion"...

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Vizigoth04 (on 16 April 2021)

I beat The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima Spider Man: MM in just that order. Platinumed GoT and need 9 more trophies to gain the platinum on MM. PS5 UI makes it super easy to reference which trophies you have left to get. All are great games worth their weight in sales to the developers. Looking forward to Returnal next.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 18 April 2021)

im really itching to play this but i wanna play it on ps5 so that ill be later not sooner haha!

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DonFerrari (on 16 April 2021)

This is of course without digital sales right? And MM being on 2 platforms and cheaper. Still very good.

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NextGen_Gamer DonFerrari (on 16 April 2021)

NPD does include digital sales for Sony-published games, so those are included in this. The biggest notable holdout for not including digital in their NPD/US sales is Nintendo. I STILL wonder which game actually sold more in 2021: Call of Duty or Animal Crossing???

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DonFerrari NextGen_Gamer (on 16 April 2021)

Thanks man. Wasnt sure if Sony had informed that to them since there wasnt any mention on the report.

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TallSilhouette (on 16 April 2021)

This game has the exaggerated swagger of a system seller, apparently.

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DonFerrari TallSilhouette (on 16 April 2021)

Spider-Man have the swing and the swag.

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KratosLives (on 16 April 2021)

I doubt it has has topped tlou2. Ghost is at around 7 million, where tlou2 is btween 9 an 10 million. Where are the actual sales figures?

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elazz KratosLives (on 17 April 2021)

These are official figures from NPD.

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KratosLives elazz (on 17 April 2021)

there was no actual figure shown regarding the sales numbers

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DonFerrari elazz (on 17 April 2021)

NPD isn't official figures... and well it only covers USA.

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zkp (on 16 April 2021)

Pretty interesting i heard, that people do not want to support games with lgbt or blm bullshits in it. it's kinda hipocrisy to pointing on one game for it but not do the same for another.

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JWeinCom zkp (on 16 April 2021)

Really not interesting. Because it's entirely possible, and likely, that the sales have nothing to do with any of that. Miles is attached to a hugely popular license and actually has a dedicated PS5 version unlike TLOU2. There aren't a whole lot of games that actually are optimized for the new system.

Sometimes one game sells better than another. 99% of the time it's because people just think think the better selling game will be more enjoyable.

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DonFerrari JWeinCom (on 16 April 2021)

I guess that was his point. He was being sarcastic. It isn`t having LGBT or Black people in lead roles what makes or break the sales of a game. Sure how that is covered can have an impact on sales, but the overall quality of the product is much more relevant.

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JWeinCom DonFerrari (on 16 April 2021)

If that was his point, then I misunderstood. Still not something worth getting into here imo.

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DonFerrari JWeinCom (on 16 April 2021)

Totally agree. My only question for this report is what I posted, does it include digital or not? And MM is a great standalone for a cheaper price with next gen version that is quite pretty so it is very much deserved.

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wahwah zkp (on 16 April 2021)

The anti-SJW squad actually does not say that anymore. They have decided to come at it from a different angle now after the success of so many games, movies and shows with non white male protagonists as a result of which they now pretend they've never heard of the "Go woke, go broke" adage.

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Shiken zkp (on 18 April 2021)

Spiderman Miles Morales is just a much better game and part of a much more popular IP. Interesting how so many people jump on the "does not support lgbt" just becauae an average 3rd person shooter doesn't sell better than a great Spiderman game, especially when the 3rd person shooter is overrated to boot.

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method114 (on 16 April 2021)

While Sony isn't being as consumer friendly and coming up with unique ideas like MS. No one can deny their ability to deliver quality games. Which at the end of the day is what matters most to gamers.

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ArchangelMadzz method114 (on 16 April 2021)

Did you just say coming up with 'unique' ideas?

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DonFerrari ArchangelMadzz (on 16 April 2021)

Yes, buying studios and putting on a subscription service is unique.

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