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https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-09-09-uk-charts-spider-man-is-fastest-selling-game-of-the-year

 

Looks like spiderman is a big hit:

 

PS4 exclusive Spider-Man is the fastest-selling game of 2018 so far.

It narrowly beat previous record-holder Far Cry 5 (which was available on more platforms), and sold almost double that of the previous biggest exclusive of the year - God of War on PS4.

Not only that, but it's the fastest-selling Marvel-branded game in history, beating previous title LEGO Marvel Super Heroes by a big margin.

It's also the fastest selling individual format game since the PS4 version of Call of Duty: WWII in November last year. Spider-Man is the latest in a long-line of hit PS4 exclusive single-player games.



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Sounds good on the surface, but this week was UEFA Nations League, so what else were people going to do?



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Not surprised at all, Spider-Man is a huge brand.



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RolStoppable said:
Sounds good on the surface, but this week was UEFA Nations League, so what else were people going to do?

You can do much better then that. 

 

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So it looks like spiderman might beat the god of war opening WW. That was over 3m. Is 5m doable? Including digital obviously. 



Kerotan said:
RolStoppable said:
Sounds good on the surface, but this week was UEFA Nations League, so what else were people going to do?

You can do much better then that. 

Ireland too, but did they? Computer says 'no'.



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Far Cry 5 - 200-210K

Spider-Man > FC5

Uncharted 4 did 190K



Spider takes gow? Monster sales.



RolStoppable said:
Kerotan said:

You can do much better then that. 

Ireland too, but did they? Computer says 'no'.

Again you can do much better then this. 

Sh1nn said:

Far Cry 5 - 200-210K

Spider-Man > FC5

Uncharted 4 did 190K

Holy moly. So new record for a ps4 exclusive. 200k+ and I'd guess digital of 50% so this could be a 300k UK debut. Spiderman 2 will be developed for ps5 now surely. 



Gotta stop you. It's specified the numbers are coming from physical sales only.

So, if we use GOW FW numbers from UK. Then it gives us something around 160k-180K.

We know nothing about digital sales yet.

All in all, this is still humongous for UK's market. Spiderman does impressive numbers indeed. But it wasn't even put into question if it would do well ... cuz I mean ...

IT'S FREAKING SPIDERMAN !!



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Mar1217 said:
Gotta stop you. It's specified the numbers are coming from physical sales only.

So, if we use GOW FW numbers from UK. Then it gives us something around 160k-180K.

We know nothing about digital sales yet.

All in all, this is still humongous for UK's market. Spiderman does impressive numbers indeed. But it wasn't even put into question if it would do well ... cuz I mean ...

IT'S FREAKING SPIDERMAN !!

Those god of war estimates were apparently not correct and its known fc5 did over 200k retail in the uk so spiderman has done 200k+. I'd honestly guess digital will be 45 to 50% giving it a chance to do 300k week one.