Marvel’s Spider-Man is the Fastest Selling Superhero Game of All Time
The NPD Group revealed today that Marvel's Spider-Man is the fastest selling superhero game of all time within the United States.
It’s no secret that Marvel’s Spider-Man from Insomniac Games has been a massive success both critically and commercially. We know the game topped PS4 charts as well as NPD sales data in September and today we learned it broke yet another record. According to NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella on Twitter, Marvel’s Spider-Man is now the fastest selling superhero game ever within the United States.
Bonus November 2018 Video Game market sales data update from The NPD Group – Over the first three months in market, Marvel’s Spider-Man is now the fastest selling superhero game in US history. Congrats again to @insomniacgames! pic.twitter.com/TRiOJY1M05
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) December 20, 2018
This is definitely an impressive feat considering that the game was pre-dated by some very popular superhero games, including those within the Batman: Arkham series. Still, this isn’t an unprecedented accomplishment for Marvel’s Spider-Man. Back in October we learned that it had the highest launch month dollar sales for any PlayStation exclusive title. If that momentum has stayed strong, it makes sense that Marvel’s Spider-Man would hit this record.
Even since launch, lots of new content has been adding to Marvel’s Spider-Man for both new and returning players. Two parts of The City that Never Sleeps DLC have been released, with the third coming later this month. Just today, Insomniac decided to add the Spider-Man suit from Sam Raimi’s movie trilogy to the game after working on it for months.
If you somehow haven’t picked it up yet, Marvel’s Spider-Man is available on Amazon exclusively for PS4. According to Marvel Games’ Creative Director, this game is just the start of “a new era for Marvel console games.” That definitely seems true as we already know to expect another console title from Marvel in 2019 with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order for Nintendo Switch.
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