Spidey never had a chance.
The "objective" quality is too high for Spider-Man to beat, even if I personally liked it more. I just vastly underestimated GoW's potential appeal.
You mean Sony own flagship games, which it's not.
Some of you guys are having some really wishful thinking about the sales of this game. Get a look and how many exclusives sold over 5M on the PS4 that are not first party games. Zero.
Oh silly silly Bruh... Can you even name me a single true AAA PS4 exclusive that isn't owned by Sony? coz I can't think of any outside a few low budget "semi-exclusive" Japanese niche titles like NieR Automata, Persona 5 and Yakuza. Are these perhaps the games you're comparing it to?
Spider-Man pretty much is being treated as a flagship Sony franchise though. It'll be the first party equivalent of Batman Arkham series. What you're doing is akin to someone from the 90s expecting the PS1 Crash Bandicoot to not do so well because the IP wasn't owned by Sony. Spider-Man not belonging to Sony is hardly relevant, because they most likely signed a deal with Marvel.
"So along with the senior execs at Marvel and my team within the games business, we devised a brand new strategy to be very selective and only partner with the best game companies on earth."
"We've had a long history of success with Activision, and we still have a great relationship with them. But the future of the Spider-Man console games is with Sony and Insomniac. We're delighted about this partnership, and that's something that's going to continue forward."
If critically acclaimed, I expect the first Spider-Man to perform similarly to Horizon. The series can easily replicate Batman Arkham's success levels if the quality is there to push it. But will Spidey do well enough to topple Kratos and his brat? Probably not. Leave that task to the lovable bastards, Joel and Ellie :)