Spiderman PS4 now BEST SELLING superhero game of all time in the U.S.

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#1 Edited by ProtossRushX (5629 posts) -

Who needs games to be multiplat? Just put your game on ps4 if you want a best seller.

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  2. Batman: Arkham City
  3. Batman: Arkham Knight
  4. LEGO Batman
  5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  6. Spider-Man: The Movie
  7. Spider-Man: The Movie 2
  8. Injustice: Gods Among Us
  9. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  10. Injustice 2

It even surpassed Batman: Arkham City. What’s particularly interesting about this is the fact that Spider-Man is only available on one platform: the PS4. This is not the case for any other game on the top 10 best-selling superhero games list.

https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/07/18/spider-man-ps4-best-selling-superhero-game-ever/

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#2 Edited by Pedro (35453 posts) -

Sweet, still not interested.🙂

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#3 Edited by DragonfireXZ95 (25456 posts) -

So... where's the source?

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#4 Posted by HEATHEN75 (780 posts) -

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#5 Posted by deactivated-5d35e2183f2b7 (80 posts) -

Do they count the bundles? Mine came with my Ps4. Just in my opinion but Arkham city and Arkham knight are better games, especially Arkham city.

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#6 Posted by ProtossRushX (5629 posts) -

@DragonfireXZ95: was then NPD linked article

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#7 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -

And angry fanboys were crying and having a fit yesterday in my Amazon thread saying the sales numbers didn't mean anything.

Upset seeing Sony's AAA exclusives being top sellers...

They claimed posting Amazon (the largest online retailer in the world now..) numbers was laughable and equal to VGCharts and were begging for the thread to be locked.

Top 50 Best selling videogames of the Amazon Prime Day sales.

Top Games

1. #2 Pokemon Let's Go: N Switch

2. #3 Spiderman: PS4*

3. #4 Horizon Zero Dawn: PS4

4. #6 Kingdom Hearts 3: PS4

5. #7 God of War: PS4

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/top-50-best-selling-videogames-of-the-amazon-prime-33464491/

Yet the day after posting those results, we get this news...

So much for that argument.

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#8 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25456 posts) -
@ProtossRushX said:

@DragonfireXZ95: was then NPD linked article

Isn't NPD only physical sales?

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#9 Edited by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

NPD? youre not even from america. you got broken english.

why dont you use european numbers or south american or whatever.

whats the best selling superhero game worldwide?

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#10 Posted by XVision84 (16328 posts) -

Pokemon will sell more, there haven't been many superhero games lately so it has little competition.

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#11 Posted by Subspecies (678 posts) -

@KBFloYd: Did you just say...worldwide? Are you seriously using that tactic after trashing it in like a million PS4 vs Switch Japan sales threads?

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#12 Posted by watercrack445 (1730 posts) -

I told everyone that spiderman was a good game but most ignored it.

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#13 Posted by Zero_epyon (13331 posts) -
@Pedro said:

Sweet, still not interested.🙂

Seriously though. You should try it. It's a really good game.

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#14 Posted by xhawk27 (11356 posts) -

I would have bought it last month but Insomniac hasn't made a Sunset Overdrive X1X patch yet so I will never play Spiderman until they do.

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#15 Posted by enzyme36 (4260 posts) -

Not a fan of any of those games listed in the OP. Last good Batman game was on Gensis.

Surprised MvC isnt on that list anywhere.

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#16 Posted by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@xhawk27 said:

I would have bought it last month but Insomniac hasn't made a Sunset Overdrive X1X patch yet so I will never play Spiderman until they do.

That'll show'em. 👏

BTW: MS turned Insomniac down when they offered to make a Sunset Overdrive 2 for xbox fans.

So you might want to direct a lil of that stand up pride of yours towards the people who may be directly responsible for Insomniac not wanting to double back with a publisher who didn't believe in them.

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#17 Posted by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@Zero_epyon said:
@Pedro said:

Sweet, still not interested.🙂

Seriously though. You should try it. It's a really good game.

No, Pedro really won't like it, I'm positive of that.

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#18 Edited by xhawk27 (11356 posts) -

@boxrekt said:
@xhawk27 said:

I would have bought it last month but Insomniac hasn't made a Sunset Overdrive X1X patch yet so I will never play Spiderman until they do.

That'll show'em. 👏

BTW: MS turned Insomniac down when they offered to make a Sunset Overdrive 2 for xbox fans.

So you might want to direct a lil of that stand up pride of yours towards the people who may be directly responsible for Insomniac not wanting to double back with a publisher who didn't believe in them.

Yeah you know that could have been BS. Insomniac could made up this story about how they wanted to make another Sunset Overdrive but MS turned them down.

Enjoy your Batman Copy game. Batman still has a higher MC score.

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#19 Posted by Archangel3371 (28400 posts) -

Congrats. Spider-Man is my favourite superhero and comic universe so it’s great to see that the game did so well. I’m really looking forward to playing it myself when I get a PS4.

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#20 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@xhawk27 said:
@boxrekt said:
@xhawk27 said:

I would have bought it last month but Insomniac hasn't made a Sunset Overdrive X1X patch yet so I will never play Spiderman until they do.

That'll show'em. 👏

BTW: MS turned Insomniac down when they offered to make a Sunset Overdrive 2 for xbox fans.

So you might want to direct a lil of that stand up pride of yours towards the people who may be directly responsible for Insomniac not wanting to double back with a publisher who didn't believe in them.

Yeah you know that could have been BS. Insomniac could made up this story about how they wanted to make another Sunset Overdrive but MS turned them down.

Enjoy your Batman Copy game. Batman still has a higher MC score.

🤷 If that's what you want to believe.

Insomniac WAS working with MS first and gave them one of the best original IP's on xbox this gen. I don't see a reason they'd lie about it.

They seemed very proud of Sunset Overdrive even when Talking about developing Spiderman for PS4.

Sometimes you've got to call a spade a spade.

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#21 Edited by Pedro (35453 posts) -

@Zero_epyon said:

Seriously though. You should try it. It's a really good game.

I am burnt out of open world games and not a Spiderman fan (talks too much). :(

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#22 Posted by lundy86_4 (53634 posts) -

It's one of the only competent superhero games we've had, but it's certainly well-deserved. Arkham City was the pinnacle, and Origins came closest to meeting that outing... Knight shat the bed for forced Bat-mobile mechanics.

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#23 Posted by Pedro (35453 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

It's one of the only competent superhero games we've had, but it's certainly well-deserved. Arkham City was the pinnacle, and Origins came closest to meeting that outing... Knight shat the bed for forced Bat-mobile mechanics.

Have you played the game? What you reckon?

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#24 Posted by lundy86_4 (53634 posts) -

@Pedro said:
@lundy86_4 said:

It's one of the only competent superhero games we've had, but it's certainly well-deserved. Arkham City was the pinnacle, and Origins came closest to meeting that outing... Knight shat the bed for forced Bat-mobile mechanics.

Have you played the game? What you reckon?

Spider-Man? I actually got the Platinum, which is huge, because my PS4 goes on rarely. I really enjoyed the game, but it's not without detractors. The fluidity of moving in the city is the absolute pinnacle of solid gameplay. That being said, fighting is very Arkham series, and "dropping" into different environments for purely combat is kinda dumb... It's not that often, but it's lame for some side-missions.

The story is decent, but it does take some liberties. All-in-all... It's very good. Of course, my opinion.

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#25 Posted by DaVillain- (37531 posts) -

Not surprising considering the climate of superhero movies, including MCU gives Spider-Man PS4 recolonization from it. Spider-Man PS4 is most definitely the successor to Spider-Man 2 game from PS2/Xbox/Gamecube era and this game truly felt a revolution which makes it the best Spidy game yet. It helps when the game was bundled with PS4 so that's saying something.

Well deserve.

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#26 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1705 posts) -

Can't bring myself to play it much. I'm never getting another Spider-Man game.

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#27 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4893 posts) -

Very good. It's one of the best games I've played this gen. Insomniac did a tremendous job with it. Loved the combat system.

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#28 Posted by dagubot (1370 posts) -

Good for Spiderman and for those who enjoyed the game. Thought the game was too repetitive for my liking; never finished the game.

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#29 Posted by sakaiXx (5912 posts) -

Playstation exclusive is definitely growing. I mean they are entering realm where nintendo usually dominate. I think TLoU and Uncarted 4 both surpassed 15m sold while Horizon and GoW is around 10-11m now. Amazing growth and what a system, capable of selling both 1st party and 3rd party well. Congrats, this what u get for making good product

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#30 Edited by KBFloYd (21892 posts) -

@subspecies said:

@KBFloYd: Did you just say...worldwide? Are you seriously using that tactic after trashing it in like a million PS4 vs Switch Japan sales threads?

well i guess if you compare game sales to console sales?

millions of people from all over the world make games. however there are only 3 consoles. 2 are from japan and 1 is from usa.

since there are only 3 console manufactures things get analyzed with a bigger microscope.

with a game i think restricting sales to 1 region is a bit more miopic than with console sales. idk....

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#31 Posted by blamix (863 posts) -

Can't wait for the next one

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#32 Edited by carljohnsonCJ (505 posts) -

PS 4 is love PS 4 is life

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#33 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (3964 posts) -

Well deserved. Game is amazing.

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#34 Posted by Vaeh (538 posts) -

Good to see Rocksteady has already taken revenge of Arkham Asylum.

Hopefully king of super hero games will make a strong come back.

It would be interesting to see Chinese, European and worldwide sales.

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#35 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10288 posts) -

sell is not equal to quality. spiderman is childish superhero anyways.

Batman is much better, more cooler and more darker.

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#36 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@ghosts4ever said:

sell is not equal to quality. spiderman is childish superhero anyways.

Batman is much better, more cooler and more darker.

Whatever you say, but here are the facts.

Spiderman PS4 sales (less than a year) >>

>>Batman: Arkham: 360, PS3, PC, Xbox 1, PS4

Also, this pretty much kills all System Wars created fanboy narratives of:

"Bu but the low attach rate"

and

"Multiplats are all people care about anyway, exclusives don't matter"

Those were always idiotic arguments from PC and xbox fanboys but this news really put the final nail in those desperate Anti-PS4 inspired narratives.

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#37 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10288 posts) -

@boxrekt said:
@ghosts4ever said:

sell is not equal to quality. spiderman is childish superhero anyways.

Batman is much better, more cooler and more darker.

Whatever you say, but here are the facts.

Spiderman PS4 sales (less than a year) >> Batman: Arkham: 360, PS3, PC, Xbox 1, PS4

Also, this pretty much kills all System Wars fanboy narratives of:

"Bu but the low attach rate"

and

"Multiplats are all people care about anyway, exclusives don't matter"

Those were always idiotic arguments from PC and xbox fanboys but this news really put the final nail in those desperate Anti-PS4 inspired narratives.

come on. its spiderman it will sell and sell is not equal to quality.

watch out next year when avengers game will outsell most games because avengers endgame is most successful movie ever. although one of the most overrated too.

same case here, sales never equal to quality. masses buy anything that is popular.

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#38 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -
@ghosts4ever said:
@boxrekt said:

Whatever you say, but here are the facts.

Spiderman PS4 sales (less than a year) >> Batman: Arkham: 360, PS3, PC, Xbox 1, PS4

Also, this pretty much kills all System Wars fanboy narratives of:

"Bu but the low attach rate"

and

"Multiplats are all people care about anyway, exclusives don't matter"

Those were always idiotic arguments from PC and xbox fanboys but this news really put the final nail in those desperate Anti-PS4 inspired narratives.

come on. its spiderman it will sell and sell is not equal to quality.

watch out next year when avengers game will outsell most games because avengers endgame is most successful movie ever. although one of the most overrated too.

same case here, sales never equal to quality. masses buy anything that is popular.

That's a bad excuse.

You're flopping here.

There were other Spiderman games before this, ALL multiplatform I might add. Spiderman PS4 destroyed them.

  • So what happened to multiplats are all people care about argument?
  • What happened to the % of sales based on the user base narrative?

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 EXCLUSIVE...

  2. Batman: Arkham City: MULTIPLAT on *PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, Macintosh operating systems!*
  3. Batman: Arkham Knight: MULTIPLAT
  4. LEGO Batman: MULTIPLAT
  5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: MULTIPLAT
  6. Spider-Man: The Movie: MULTIPLAT
  7. Spider-Man: The Movie 2: MULTIPLAT
  8. Injustice: Gods Among Us: MULTIPLAT
  9. Batman: Arkham Asylum: MULTIPLAT
  10. Injustice 2: MULTIPLAT

🤧 "bu but the user base ratio??"

DESTROYED!

When these gutter trash arguments get destroyed and people try moving the goal post again. System wars fanboys who rabidly pushed these moronic arguments proved they don't know shit about gaming.

Don't join them by trying to downplay what this exclusive on 1 console has done.

1st off everyone knows you don't own a PS4 and you haven't played ANY PS4 exclusive this gen, so let's not pretend that you have any idea about the quality of Spiderman or any other highly praised game on PS4!

It's your choice if you don't like what what you see from the game, but don't use that preference as an excuse to try to criticize the quality of a game you haven't touched.

Spiderman PS4 beat all those games, IN LESS THAN 1 YEAR'S TIME...a single platform. Stop trying to create more false narratives to damage control that fact.

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#39 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10288 posts) -

@boxrekt said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@boxrekt said:

Whatever you say, but here are the facts.

Spiderman PS4 sales (less than a year) >> Batman: Arkham: 360, PS3, PC, Xbox 1, PS4

Also, this pretty much kills all System Wars fanboy narratives of:

"Bu but the low attach rate"

and

"Multiplats are all people care about anyway, exclusives don't matter"

Those were always idiotic arguments from PC and xbox fanboys but this news really put the final nail in those desperate Anti-PS4 inspired narratives.

come on. its spiderman it will sell and sell is not equal to quality.

watch out next year when avengers game will outsell most games because avengers endgame is most successful movie ever. although one of the most overrated too.

same case here, sales never equal to quality. masses buy anything that is popular.

That's a bad excuse.

You're flopping here.

There were other Spiderman games before this, ALL multiplatform I might add. Spiderman PS4 destroyed them.

  • So what happened to multiplats are all people care about argument?
  • What happened to the % of sales based on the user base narrative?
  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 EXCLUSIVE...

  2. Batman: Arkham City: MULTIPLAT on *PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, Macintosh operating systems!*
  3. Batman: Arkham Knight: MULTIPLAT
  4. LEGO Batman: MULTIPLAT
  5. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: MULTIPLAT
  6. Spider-Man: The Movie: MULTIPLAT
  7. Spider-Man: The Movie 2: MULTIPLAT
  8. Injustice: Gods Among Us: MULTIPLAT
  9. Batman: Arkham Asylum: MULTIPLAT
  10. Injustice 2: MULTIPLAT

🤧 "bu but the user base ratio??"

DESTROYED!

When these gutter trash arguments get destroyed and people try moving the goal post again. System wars fanboys who rabidly pushed these moronic arguments proved they don't know shit about gaming.

Don't join them by trying to downplay what this exclusive on 1 console has done.

1st off everyone knows you don't own a PS4 and you haven't played ANY PS4 exclusive this gen, so let's not pretend that you have any idea about the quality of Spiderman or any other highly praised game on PS4!

It's your choice if you don't like what what you see from the game, but don't use that preference as an excuse to try to criticize the quality of a game you haven't touched.

Spiderman PS4 beat all those games, IN LESS THAN 1 YEAR'S TIME...a single platform. Stop trying to create more false narratives to damage control that fact.

Spiderman is boring and childish superhero in general.

Batman Arkham games are still king when its come to super hero games.

recommend me why i should own PS4? you can market PS4 to me. because i have no interest in any third person cinematic games. death stranding is only one that looks kinda interesting but not enough for me to warrant a console.

please my friend, do a marketing to me why i should choose PS4 over PC?

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#40 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -

@ghosts4ever: lol who said I was trying to market anything to you?

I just corrected you on trying to criticize the quality of a game you've never touched.

Spiderman PS4 is praised within it's genre for quality and gameplay. Who are you to question that?

You automatically hate on and dismiss any game that's not available on PC as bad, so your criticism of any game that's not on PC holds no weight.

You could make yourself look a bit better by not acting like everything not available on PC is crap but you always do. We know you don't play on anything else but PC, you make that clear.

So instead of making up BS arguments about how the quality of a game you've never played must be low, just say you're not interested in playing it and move on.

The only 3rd person games you play are PC multiplats, so you don't have a clue about the quality of AAA exclusive games outside of that limited scope.

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#41 Posted by PC_Rocks (2556 posts) -

Thank you Rocksteady and Arkham.

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#42 Posted by Ant_17 (12736 posts) -

Wow, Arkham knight didn't beat City?

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#43 Posted by ermacness (8133 posts) -

@ghosts4ever:

What about Doom or Metro Exodus?

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#44 Posted by avensis (10 posts) -

First spider-man games for me, and not disappointed

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#45 Posted by foxhound_fox (98011 posts) -

Okay, what about world-wide?

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#46 Posted by pyro1245 (5154 posts) -

Didn't they bundle that game with a base PS4 for $200?

Personally I'm not into comics or superhero stuff, but people speak very highly of the game so I might check it out on the PS5.

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#47 Posted by R-Gamer (443 posts) -

I really wish they would make a great Xmen game.

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#48 Posted by UnrealGunner (1069 posts) -

Why do they put a separate category for superhero games? Last time I checked there is no genre called superhero in gaming.

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#49 Posted by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

@unrealgunner said:

Why do they put a separate category for superhero games? Last time I checked there is no genre called superhero in gaming.

So that game can celebrate something

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#50 Edited by DaVillain- (37531 posts) -

@unrealgunner said:

Why do they put a separate category for superhero games? Last time I checked there is no genre called superhero in gaming.

Superhero games nowadays are all stretch-thin across video games. Despite we have DC & Marvel, we also have several superhero games without the brand like those of Infamous, Viewtiful Joe, ect without DC/Marvel brands.

Last-gen pretty much started having superhero games as a sub-genre because there's too many superhero games.