Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War are the Best-Selling Exclusives on PS4, According to NPD
While GTA V is obviously the top-seller overall, the PS4-exclusive sales list, topped by Marvel's Spider-Man, is a bit more intriguing.
To coincide with yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play presentation, The NPD Group, an organization that tracks video game sales in the United States, released the list of best-selling titles on PS4, and it actually contained some big surprises.
On the exclusives front, Marvel’s Spider-Man is the top-selling game that has released on the PS4. This should come as no surprise given the previous sales milestones that we have seen the game reach. Even on the list of top-selling games overall on the platform, which is unsurprisingly made up of GTA V and various Call of Duty titles, Spider-Man was able to slot in at sixth overall.
Following right behind Spidey on the exclusives list is that of God of War, which, again, isn’t too shocking. God of War wasn’t just a critical success when it launched last year, but it sold millions upon millions of copies as well.
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Where the chart gets a bit more interesting comes after the top two entries. Horizon Zero Dawn is the third best-selling exclusive on PS4, beating out Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in fourth. Considering that Horizon Zero Dawn, an entirely new IP from Guerrilla Games, was able to beat out Uncharted 4, one of the most beloved franchises ever, definitely wouldn’t have been expected by me at first. Then again, Horizon Zero Dawn did release after Uncharted 4, meaning that the PS4 install base was bigger at the time of launch. Maybe this helped contribute to it being in fourth.
The rest of the list afterward isn’t too shocking. Bloodborne found its way into the top five, which is definitely great to see. Meanwhile, Days Gone, which hasn’t even been out for six months, is already the platform’s sixth best-selling exclusive. Sony Bend has to be happy with how its new IP has done.
All in all, it’s safe to say that Sony has to be pleased with how well its first-party games have done this generation. Not only have many of these games been fantastic from a gameplay perspective, but many of the games mentioned here have sold spectacularly as well. Even though anticipation is now building towards the release of the PS5, it will take quite a lot for Sony to top the releases it has had in this PS4 generation.