Marvel’s Spider-Man has officially become the fastest-selling Playstation 4 Exclusive game of all time, dethroning other Playstation 4 flagship titles such as God of War and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. In an article posted to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s website, as of November 25, 2018 Marvel’s Spider-Man has sold over nine million copies since its release on September 7, 2018.
Insomniac and Marvel Games both expressed gratitude toward fans on Twitter through a series of tweets. Bryan Intihar from Insomniac Games (Creative Director on Spider-Man) posted this tweet on Twitter:
Eric Monacelli from Marvel Games (Project Lead on Spider-Man) also shared similar sentiments of gratitude toward Spider-Man’s fanbase in this tweet:
Aside from stellar sales for Spider-Man, Playstation has accumulated astronomical sales figures for the Playstation 4 console since it’s launch in 2013. As of December 31, 2018 the Playstation 4 has sold over 91.6 million units worldwide. John Kodera, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment had this to say,
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our passionate community around the globe, and our partners, for helping us achieve these milestones. This year, we will bring more enhanced experiences to our fans along with a highly anticipated lineup of games that are only possible on PS4.”
“As we look toward the next PS4 milestone, SIE will continue to evolve, and we will further expand the platform to deliver the best interactive entertainment experiences to the world.”
Do you think Spider-Man and the Playstation 4 rightfully earned these sales figures? Or do you feel this is a result of unjustified hype for a game and its respective console? Let us know in the comments below!