Marvel’s Spider-Man has proven to be a big hit for not just Sony but also Insomniac Games, and this trend appears to continue digitally as well.
Spider-Man launched almost 10 days ago and it debuted to twice the sales of God of War in the UK, and it is already on pace to pass the lifetime sales for it. This is a remarkable achievement in itself but it doesn’t stop here, and the game even opened to a huge opening week in Japan where it debuted to 3x the sales of God of War, and currently on track to sell twice the debut week of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
So all of this success doesn’t really provide a clear picture of the digital sales, but we can have an idea through a variety of different methods. The first is simple: PlayStation Store keeps a ranking of the top games that are sold on the PlayStation Store and this can be easily tracked. Here are the top 5 games on the North American PlayStation Store.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition
- DRAGON QUEST® XI – Digital Edition of Light
- NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition
- NBA 2K19
It is refreshing to see a game like Dragon Quest XI chart there because it is arguably one of the best JRPG released this generation and one of the rare gems to get a perfect 10 score from us.
This doesn’t stop here though since we can at least have an idea of how popular the sales of a game are digitally based on its ratings. You can only rate a game if you have bought it on the PlayStation Store, so according to this criteria, the following are the ratings for Marvel’s Spider-Man at the time of publishing this article.
- Marvel Spider-Man (Standard Edition) – 4752 Ratings (US) – 1261 Ratings (UK)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man (Digital Deluxe Edition) – 3269 Ratings (US) – 321 Ratings (UK)
Now, let’s compare this to God of War, which launch back in April and ended up being the fastest selling PS4 exclusive. It opened to 3.1 million in just 3 days and surpassed 5 million sold in just a month. Here are its ratings on the PlayStation Store.
- God of War (Standard Edition) – 9882 Ratings (US) – Unavailable in the UK
- God of War (Digital Deluxe Edition) – 2959 Ratings (US) – 1713 Ratings (UK)
Marvel’s Spider-Man is quickly climbing the charts and not just in sales. It won’t be surprising to see this becoming the best selling PS4 exclusive this generation considering the mainstream appeal and word of mouth the game is getting these days is completely insane.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is available now for the PS4. It was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.