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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has topped 2.5 million sales in three days

Not bad, webhead.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

October 23, 2023

1 Min Read
Key artwork showing Insomniac's version of Venom about to wreak havoc
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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has sold through over 2.5 million copies within 24 hours to become the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios launch of all time.

The sequel debuted on October 20, 2023, exclusively for PlayStation 5, and is a direct follow-up to Marvel's Spider-Man and its spin-off Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The title lets players control both spider-men as they fight crime and sling webs at familiar foes across an expanded New York.

Spider-Man success story

Insomniac's take on Marvel's iconic webhead has become a lucrative addition to Sony's roster of first-party franchises. As of June 2022, both the original title (including the remastered edition that landed in 2020) and the Morales-centric offshoot had sold a combined 33 million copies worldwide.

The PC version of Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered managed to shift 1.5 million copies in roughly eight months, earning $52 million in revenue.

Back in 2018, the original release eventually sold more than 9 million copies in the space of three months, so it'll be interesting to see if the sequel can match that pace moving forward.

For more on Marvel's Spider-Man 2, here's what an in-game wheatcake recipe taught Game Developer senior editor Bryant Francis about the title's "incredible" art direction.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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