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Surprised but not surprised. Spidey is more universal than Kratos as more people follow Marvel and comics. I didn’t think this game would impact PS4 growth that much because GOW didn’t really drive sales like we thought it would. I’m interested to see where this goes...

From the article:

Hot off the heels of setting a new sales record in the U.K.Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 is continuing its dominance in the regions of Japan.

Media Create has provided sales numbers for the past week in Japan, and while Nintendo Switch continued to be the sales leader in terms of hardware, Sony’s superhero adventure did quite well in its debut on the market.

According to the company’s numbers, the game sold over 125,000 in its debut week, which isn’t too shabby at all. In fact, it managed to lap God of War’s sales numbers from earlier in the year by two and a half times, as that game sold around 46,000 units when it released back in April. That spells good news for the web-slinger as we await news on its debut week in the U.S., where it’s likely to have a few million copies sold.

As for the remaining best-sellers in Japan, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 did quite well in its debut week, clearing out 20,000+ copies sold; and another Konami release, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner MARS, landed in third place with just over 17,000 copies sold. Two Nintendo Switch release. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition and  Splatoon 2 rounded out the top five.

As for those hardware sales, the Nintendo Switch continued to lead with over 43,000 units sold, but Spider-Man helped give the PS4 a push, with 12,280 general models sold and 7,442 PlayStation 4 Pro systems sold. Those numbers will continue to push forward as well as fans clamor to get their hands on the amazing Spider-Man game. (That Playstation 4 Pro bundle certainly helps, we're guessing.)

Spider-Man is available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 14 September 2018


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