Insomniac Games' Spider-Man 2 only required 24 hrs to become the fastest-selling PlayStation original video game of all time, selling over 2.5 million copies.
Eleven days later, the game's sales figures now stand at over 5 million copies sold. Insomniac Games took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share the news with gamers.
These sales numbers are quite the achievement when you consider that Spider-Man 2 is a PS5 exclusive. The second best-selling title on the list of fastest-selling PlayStation Studios titles (God of War: Ragnarok) was sold on both the PS4 and PS5.
When looking back at the fact that Sony purchased Insomniac Games in 2019 for the tidy sum of $229 million, it was quite the steal. If we look at the number of copies sold and apply that to the lowest, base price for Spider-Man 2, that still sees Sony grossing over $350 million in revenue and counting.
Spider-Man 2 is a direct sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man (released in 2018) and 2020's Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and it was released on October 20, 2023 for the PS5.
The game features Peter Parker and Miles Morales as the two playable characters, who will team up to face a new threat: Venom. Other villains that have been confirmed to appear in the game include Kraven the Hunter, The Lizard, Sandman, Black Cat, and more.
When it was released in 2018, the first Spider-Man game received positive reviews from critics as the gameplay, aesthetics, plot, and characterizations all received high marks. Based on 120 reviews, the game had an overall Metacritic score of 91%.
The sequel also currently has an overall Metacritic score of 91% from 130 reviews.
OFFICAL SYNOPSIS: The Spider-Men, Peter Parker and Miles Morales, enter new chapters in their lives as they balance their responsibilities as protectors of Marvel’s New York. As Harry Osborn, Peter’s best friend, returns into his life, and Miles looks to build his future beyond high school, the relationship between our heroes is tested and strained as the Symbiote appears to threaten them, the city, and the ones they love.
Developed by Insomniac Games in collaboration with Marvel Games and PlayStation, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 continues the saga of the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise.