Though its release was marred by a controversial hack and leak of sensitive data, Insomniac still has plenty to celebrate regarding Spider-Man 2.
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.
The game's sales figures exceeded five million in just eleven more days.
Taking into account that Spider-Man 2 is a PlayStation 5 exclusive, these sales figures are quite the accomplishment. God of War: Ragnarok, the second-best-selling title on the list of the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios titles, was available for both the PS4 and PS5.
Now, as the controversy surrounding the hack dies down, Insomniac can attempt to get back to a sense of normalcy.
The next update for the game, which arrives on March 7th will include new costumes and New Game+ mode. Mysteriously, Insomniac is also teasing that those two items are not the only thing the update will bring.
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.
OFFICIAL 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.