Can Marvel’s Spider-Man conquer the PlayStation throne?
I honestly think so but even if it didn’t I don’t care because it sold amazingly already and the game is awesome!! I’m hoping for a trilogy to come and can’t wait to see what other marvel character Sony might bring out next. Would love a good Wolverine game.
who wouldn't want a Ps4 and a copy of Spider-Man under the Christmas tree
20 million units life time sales? GOW should sell 15 m units
Just downloaded today. Not for me... but the gameplay looks flawless. The way spidey traverses from enemy to swinging to climbing on the wall! The devs did this game right!
Me I got a PS4 PRO!......just kidding I get your point! Buuut if I could substitute the PS4 for games....oh heck I can trade it in for credits and get some games!
I'm really looking forward to what Marvel Studios does with Logan and I would love a game proper like Spider-Man for Wolverine!
Has to be M rated though.
i love few things more than 90s xmen. and wolverine is my favourite. but i don't think they'd do a good game for him, it'd need to be gritty and dark (almost like last of us, sometimes joel would remind me of logan) to be good to me. however, considering the style of games insomniac makes i think they would make a good iron man game, and iron man is popular now. even tho i don't really care for iron man. as a huge xmen fan i'd personally love to see a good game done for someone like gambit or night crawler!
Dark and gritty would be perfect and really most of Lofan's history is dark, hell everyone he ever loved is dead or with someone else. I think if he was afforded the same level of quality that Marvel gave Spider-Man it'd be done right! Also I'm with you on the comics from the 80's and 90's as those were the years I read all the Xmen, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Ghost Rider comics. Great times!
I'd like to see a Incredible Hulk game.
I think they could make a great game with the ol' Canucklehead. I would not underestimate Insomniac's range. For gameplay, I might prefer Platinum/Team Ninja and Naughty Dog for narrative, but I still think Insomniac is plenty capable.
@darxyde thats true, they themselves might want to try something new!
It definitely could be
Maybe and that's definite
It can't be definite if it's also a maybe... c'mon now.
Surely it's a definite maybe...
“In the PS3 era, the biggest Sony first party hits, such as God of War 3 and Uncharted 2, sold 5-6 million units worldwide, and that was considered great.” The best selling PS3 exclusive last gen is Gran Turismo 5 at 10.75 million followed by The Last of Us at over 7 million.
Lasf of us exceeds 17 million but that counting PS3 and PS4.
Gran Turismo 5 sold over 11 million units, actually.
Can people stop putting "of all time" in the title of their articles? I have been seeing a lot of it lately and it's getting really annoying. Using the words "of all time" to describe something that is 20 years old just doesn't sound right.
"I'ma let you finish..."
I prefer it actually. Or do you want to be like Microsoft? "Fastest selling game" okay what does that mean? Fastest selling in the first 3 hours?
I'm not saying Microsoft's way is better either, but saying "of all time" when something is only 20 years old just doesn't sound right to me. They could write "Will Spider-Man Be The Highest Selling PlayStation Exclusive yet?" or "Will Spider-Man Be The Highest Selling exclusive in Playstation's History?"
I doubt it. Will be hard to surpass a title like TLOU 2 which is going to sell an easy 10+ million.
You underestimate the power of spiderman. Tlou2 is gonna be amazing but it's an m rated game and spiderman is a world wide recognized name not too mention his increased popularity from the mcu
It will sell alot... but not enough to top 15M+ (Gran Turismo 3). The argument of 'it's Spiderman' doesn't hold weight; the most recent Spiderman games didn't do very well at all. It will sell well by simply being a GOOD Spiderman game.
BeardedDrachen - It'll sell because by all accounts it's an amazing game. 20 million lifetime sales is definitely attainable. And as good as TLOU2 will be, Spider-Man has a much larger audience it can reach purely on the rating alone. TLOU2 will be an 18+ game in Aus, and will rated a very strong mature in other parts of the world.
oldboy... Are you referring to Spiderman selling 20M on 1 platform (Ps4)? If so I don’t see how it will hit 20M. The ‘large audience’ argument doesn’t work. A larger potential market ( # of spiderman fans in the world, and current amount of people who own a PS4), simply doesn’t equate to potential buyers of the game. It would literally be the highest selling PS4 game of ALL TIME if it hit 20M lifetime.. I laugh so hard at this notion that it can hit 20Million. 12-14M tops.
if the first Last of Us is any indication, the sequel will sell even better considering the userbase is extremely higher this time around.
@Bearded As of right now, SM is on track to beat God of War, which was the last fastest and highest selling game for PS. GOD did 5 million in the first month, and in less than two weeks(10 days now) Spider-man is already close to surpassing it. While that still isn't GTA numbers, 20 million is certainly plausible considering that the holidays are coming up, and the game is getting a lot of positive reviews, and tons of word of mouth. That said, I'd say maybe 10 million by the end of the year, and likely another 5-7 lifetime. Could just take a little surge in marketing to make it hit 20 million.
@bearded, Spiderman will easy get to 20 million without breaking sweat lol.
PS4 exclusives which will sell over 10 million: 1. Uncharted 4 (probably it already did) 2. GOW 3. Spider-Man 4. Horizon Zero Dawn 5. TLOU Part II
@Lime123 - I wouldn't doubt it. All fantastic games, and I own each and every one of those. Still looking forward to playing Spiderman when I have a chance. Too many games, not enough time.
It could be the highest selling up until that game releases. But, being more impartial and realistic, it's very possible that SM can still outsell it. TLOU, while popular and an excellent game, still doesn't have the mass appeal of SM. But, as we are seeing this gen, Sony's exclusives are lighting up the charts. Even things like Detroit, which was in a genre that did maybe 2-3 million sold exceptionally well. I think the fact that Sony makes some amazing games is finally hitting the mainstream gamer, and all these positive reviews, great looking trailers, and strong word of mouth are causing Sony to have a better than normal generation.
How? How much had it sold so far? I know it's outselling God of War.
Jw, how do you know this?
It was reported that it was the fastest selling ps game of all time. But that doesn't mean it's the top selling. Not yet at least. But it's a much more mainstream ip than gow so it would make sense. But I haven't seen sales numbers yet.
Do you have a source?
According to Pushsquare: UK Sales Charts: Spider-Man PS4 Is the Fastest Selling Game of the Year Almost doubles God of War's already impressive launch tally
Sizeofyou... Is this referring to UK sales or total? If UK, what numbers did GOW do in the UK at launch? was it impressive for a launch title or average for a launch title? If total.. that means it’s sold approximately 6 million in 3 days... (since GOW did what, 3.1M in 3 days?).. that seems insanely unrealistic.
UK. Just googled ya know: http://www.pushsquare.com/n...
Who knows? Gran Turismo 3 sold almost 15 million units. We'll see.
The lack of the ability to play Spider-Pig is disappointing. Hopefully, he makes an appearance in the sequel. http://www.fanpop.com/clubs...
Given the facts the game is great Spiderman is a popular Marvel character Insomniac makes great games and Sony has sold a lot of PS4's I don't see why Spiderman can't take the crown and Xmas is still around the corner as well. I hope this shows Marvel that Insomniac can be trusted with another hero like say Deadpool Hulk or hell even Wolverine.
It doesn't matter if it becomes the best selling of all time all that matters is that it is successful so that publishers and developers see that people will buy good single player games and continue to invest in them.
No it won't pass God of War in my opinion.
That's a tall order. Definitely doesn't hurt that it's on the new PS2 though. I'm not gonna say I expect it to happen but it's got the reach and the quality.
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