- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has broken sales records for PlayStation Studios with over 2.5 million copies sold within 24 hours of its launch.
- The game introduces new features like two playable characters, Peter Parker and Miles Morales, and a focus on the Symbiote with unique abilities.
- Spider-Man 2 has received critical acclaim with a score of 91 on Metacritic, and fans speculate on how its success will impact future Insomniac Marvel projects like Marvel’s Wolverine.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has already seen massive success within just the first weekend following its launch, smashing sales records for PlayStation Studios in the process. The superhero sequel has been one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2023, with Insomniac’s newest web-slinging adventure heavily teased throughout the year. The newest game following the iconic superhero has seen multiple promotions, even receiving a limited-edition Spider-Man Wheaties cereal. Now, following the game’s launch on Friday, the action-adventure has smashed through studio records with its initial sales.
Spider-Man 2 brings plenty of new features and content to the table for longtime fans of Insomniac’s series following the titular web-slinger. Spider-Man 2 features two permanent playable characters with players able to freely switch between controlling Peter Parker and Miles Morales. The game’s focus on Peter’s affliction with the mysterious Symbiote also brings a suite of new mechanics and powers to the game, with the Symbiote featuring its own unique skill tree. Spider-Man 2 has clearly been a long-awaited sequel for many fans, already breaking records for Sony.
Spider-Man 2‘s launch has already broken records for the studio. Spider-Man 2‘s release day saw more than 2.5 million copies of the game sold within just 24 hours of its debut. The sales reportedly make Spider-Man 2 the fastest-selling game from PlayStation Studios to date, toppling the previous record set by last year’s God of War Ragnarok. Ragnarok would go on to sell more than 5 million copies in the first week following its launch.
The record-setting performance for Spider-Man 2 comes as the game has seen critical acclaim leading up to its release. Spider-Man 2 boasts an impressive score of 91 on Metacritic, making it tied for Insomniac’s highest-rated game alongside beloved classics like Spyro: Year of the Dragon and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. Fans and critics alike have praised the game for its impressive open world and boss fights, featuring new villains like Mysterio and Lizard alongside returning characters like Mister Negative.
Spider-Man 2‘s early success has already seen many fans speculate on how the superhero game will impact other Insomniac Marvel projects. Marvel’s Wolverine has already drawn several comparisons to the massively popular web-slinging series, with many fans expecting to see mechanics introduced in the Spider-Man games added to Wolverine. Some fans have also speculated that the heavy focus placed on Venom within Spider-Man 2 could lead to a spinoff focused on the iconic villain. Spider-Man 2‘s historic launch should spell good things to come for fans of the franchise.
Spider-Man 2 is available now exclusively for PS5.