Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is Sony’s fastest-selling first-party game ever

Sony’s exclusive title, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2”, launched on October 20th, has etched itself into the annals of gaming history by achieving a new milestone: the fastest-selling first-party game to date. As revealed by PlayStation’s official release on Platform X, the title sold an astonishing 2.5 million copies on its inaugural day of release. This figure amalgamates both physical copies dispensed by retailers and digital versions from the PlayStation Store, providing a more lucid reflection of actual sales as opposed to mere shipment numbers.

Numerous media outlets, including VGC, have chronicled a continual ascendancy in sales for Sony’s first-party titles over recent years, repeatedly shattering records. Preceding the triumphant release of “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2”, “God of War Ragnarok” held the torch as the quickest-selling title, with Sony reporting a staggering 5.1 million copies sold within its debut week, though the specifics of its initial day’s sales remain undisclosed.

Prior to the success of “God of War Ragnarok”, Sony had, in June 2020, heralded “The Last of Us: Part II” for its formidable achievement of exceeding 4 million sales within a mere three-day span. Preceding this, the original “Marvel’s Spider-Man” set a formidable benchmark, reaching 3.3 million sales in just three days post-launch.

As of the last report, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” boasts a laudable media score of 90 on Metacritic, having earned its prestigious spot on Metacritic’s “Must Play” roster. Its user rating stands impressively at 9.1, epitomizing the universal acclaim it has garnered from both critics and aficionados alike. Currently, “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” is exclusively available on the PS5, retailing at 568 Hong Kong dollars.