In the United States, Marvel's Spider-Man stands as the best-selling superhero game of all-time.
Well done Insomniac Games, well deserved for a awesome game, seems puddlegate didnt hurt the game like Colt Eastwood said it would LMAO.
Man, I love the batman and spiderman games equally. Such passion and commitment went into them, and it shows.
Both are great games, I'm actually surprised Spider-Man is now the bestselling superhero game because it is single format whereas Arkham City came out on multiple consoles so demonstrates it really resonated with gamers. The first Arkham Asylum was so brilliant because it felt like a real snapshot of being Batman and him doing all his detective things. I've only recently started Spider-Man and am enjoying it and the swinging is just brilliant.
Agree, i would love a Black Widow spin off.
Who is Colt Eastwood?
A maniac Xbox fanboy, one of the worst in the gaming community.
His damage control for Xbox One exclusive is hilarious. It so obvious PS4 had better exclusives. He end up buying PS4.
Well it is probably the best superhero game so no surprise really.
infamous 1+2 has my vote, greatest traversal in an Open World game ever.
I've been getting the itch to replay those games recently. Here's hoping for a remastered bundle soon.
I hated that Second Son made scaling buildings so automatic. inFamous 1 + 2 were so good.
I agree Infamous takes traversal to a whole new lvl. Hope to see a sequel on PS5.
Spooderman is league's above Infamous.
Definitely not better than Arkham City. Great game either way.
Yeah Arkham City still holds the top spot when it comes to best superhero games. Marvel's Spider-man was good but it's villains weren't weaved into the story as well as Arkhams were. The gameplay of Spider-man was also easily exploitable and become a bore for me. with the first suit ability you get 12 free takedowns at the start of a combat encounter, and if I equip every perk that allows for more focus gain then I get more throughout. In the end half of a fight was just a cutscene. That was pretty much the latter half of the game for me. Marvel's Spider-man is good but it was a very flawed game. Hopefully the sequel will result in something more polished.
Whoa, that's a pretty major accomplishment considering Spider-Man is a PS4 exclusive while Batam Arkham City is multiplat. I loved Spider-Man PS4, and I cannot wait for the sequel.
Multi-plat while also being cross generational as well. It had 2 gens to get where it is and PC help.... Damn
PS4 owners support quality games. Still, quite an achievement.
Would you look at that an exclusive beat a multiplat in sales again
Yeah, this is a really amazing accomplishment. I’m so happy for Insomniac, because they delivered a really good/fun game. Swinging through NYC has never felt so fluid & great. I can’t imagine doing it again on PS5 with the sequel. I’m so anxious lol.
Even though it is Spiderman, it's been out less than a year, and Arkham is multiplatform. That's a pretty big accomplishment. I don't know which is the better game, but it don't really matter. They're both extremely well done and authentic adaptations.
Well done Insomniac and Sony!!
Probably over 15 million right, now, Arkham had 4 platforms + rereleases this gen. 15 million in 9 months. Only GTAV, RDR2, FIFA and CoD can match and surpass that number, mental!
Awesome and well deserved! Excited for a sequel sometime in the future.
And its only on 1 system. Imagine that
Shhh...don't let the haters know that exclusives sell. Their egos can't take it.
That's something given that the Arkham games are multiplat and have had more than one release (except Origins). Also, that's talking lifetime sales of those games and Spider-Man is sure to keep selling as it approaches its one year anniversary.
meanwhile WB is still sleeping not releasing anything relevant in nearly half a decade and letting the competition win. Disgraceful.
They did have Arkham Knight in 2015 and Injustice 2 in 2017 which both were received and sold well. Maybe not huge surprises but still relevant.
Not only the best selling, but imo the best super hero game to date.
Brilliant from start to finish, well deserved, cant wait for the next one.
wow well done, perhaps I'm biased but I much preferred the rocksteady batman games to the Spiderman game, I enjoyed the story and combat more with the batman games.
Both great games. IMO Arkham City is better. Arkham City - 94% Metacritic Spider-Man - 87% Metacritic
You’re the second person I’ve seen who brought up Metacritic. Why is that? I’d rather take a good word from fellow gamers than mostly biased reviewers with agendas any day.
It is actually 96% on the PS3 version. Regardless of the ratings Arkham City was phenomenal when it came out. The combat from its game were literally copied by dozen other games including Spider-Man...
There's a lot of gamers who hold Arkham City in a higher regard than Spider-Man. I'm a Spider-Man fanboy but Arkham City is still my top superhero game of all time.
Right sales numbers don't always tell the whole story, still a great accomplishment even if spiderman is not quite as good as the rocksteady Batman games.
That combat was in Assassin's Creed II before it was in Arkham. Freeflow combat was not invented for these games. It does not own the mechanic.
I've played 2 of the Batman games & they were enjoyable. I just finished PS4 Spiderman a month ago & the game was so good I bought the dlc. Insomniac put everything into that game & I have to say it's the best superhero game I've ever played.
Why is people shocked? Spider-Man makes about $2 billion a year in merchandise sales, more than any other super hero
Because it's a single platform exclusive.
Wow. And an exclusive. Good stuff Sony and Insom.....good stuff.
Wow, & they did that with a console exclusive. Crazy!
No shock, the best looking and playing openworld superhero game ever. Insomniac used every ounce of power of the base ps4 and pro, Days gone pushes the base ps4 to the brink. Thats why i love exclusives, those games 9 times outa 10 push base/pro consoles to its extreme limits. Can't wait to see ghost of tsushima, death stranding and last of us 2 do to push both consoles.
But the media said Anita Sarkeesian was the best super hero ever in video games.
And on top of that Spider-Man is exclusive to 1 platform. That's a huge win. Exclusives matters!
Damn, and on a single platform, too
I'm kinda torn here. Batman and Spider-Man are my two favorite super heroes of all time. Spider-Man earned it thought.
That's the power of Spider-Man for you
Good. Now rocksteady can come out of witness protection. Spider-Man was great though, it deserves it.
I hope they release a complete edition soon. I want to play it.
Or you could buy the game for $20 and the DLC pack for $25 and get it all for $45?
I'm not paying more for DLC than the actual game. That's just bullshit.
It's 3 chapters with $10 per, my guy. And it's still cheaper than doing it the other way...
They're both excellent. But Spider-Man just feels more fluid than Batman. I've loved all of the Arkham games, and took no issue with them, and starting Spider-Man had a bit of a learning curve. However, in time I find the diversity of take down situations in Spider-man more flexible and fast paced compared to Batman. So hats off to the good folks over at Insomniac games.
Its the best superhero game of all times...can’t wait for the sequel 🕷
Arkham City is still a batter game IMO
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