Sony sold more than 3.3 million copies of the game in the first three days after the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man. That includes a million pre-orders. Spider-Man has thus overtaken God of War as the fastest selling first party -game.
Sony announces the number of 3.3 million copies on Twitter. The game came out on September 7 and the mentioned number is only about the first three days; how many copies have been sold in the meantime is not yet clear. However, it is to be expected that there was a major peak in sales at the release of the game.
Opposite USA Today Sony says that the number of 3.3 million copies also includes the pre-orders added together, just like the bundles of PS4 consoles with the new Spider-Man game. It involves a million pre-orders; how many bundles have been sold does not say Sony.
According to Sony, Marvel’s Spider-Man is the fastest-selling first party game to date. Of the reboot of God of War, 3.1 million copies were sold in the first three days. Other popular games took longer to reach such numbers. Of Uncharted 4, for example, 2.7 million copies were sold in the first week and Horizon Zero Dawn came to 2.6 million copies in the first month.
The new Spider-Man game was made by Insomniac Games, commissioned from Sony, which gives the game exclusively on the PlayStation 4. The game gets good reviews at Metacritic the average is 87 points.