It’s official; your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man can now claim to star in the fastest selling superhero game in US history, as Marvel’s Spider-Man has absolutely smashed records in its first three months on sale.
While we don’t have any solid sales numbers, NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella revealed that the game has sold extremely well, outpacing the previous record holder which was, I’m sure you won’t be shocked to learn – Arkham Knight.
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
What makes this feat all the more impressive is that Marvel’s Spider-Man is a PS4 exclusive, whereas the Arkham series was multiplatform and had a larger install base. Clearly, people really love both PS4 and wall-crawling action.
In our review, we called Marvels’ Spider-Man “quite possibly one of the best superhero games of all time, and inarguably the finest game starring the wall crawler to date.”
The game combines flawless combat and traversal mechanics with a genuinely perfect story to create one of the greatest adaptations of the web slinger outside of the comic books. Insomniac truly deserves every success with this one.
In other Spider-Man news, Insomniac recently added a free surprise costume to the game in the form of the much-requested Sam Raimi suit. In my opinion, it’s one of the worst versions of the suit (I hate that raised webbing), but props to Insomniac for delivering such an awesome Christmas surprise.
We have a special holiday gift for #SpiderManPS4 players. Today's game update will include a highly requested suit. Hint: It's webbed and it's FREE for owners of Marvel's Spider-Man! pic.twitter.com/6DLTxPFSaE
— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) December 20, 2018
The final batch of DLC for the game is also out today, so this’ll be the last time we see this version of the character for a while. I hope we aren’t waiting too long for a sequel.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.