Forums - Sales Discussion - Spider-Man Crushing God Of War In Some Regions

alternine said:
GOWTLOZ said:
Spiderman is the most popular superhero. No matter what you think, he's more popular than Batman, Iron Man and Captain America. The game is pretty good and has pretty graphics which makes it appealing to the masses. Its open world while God of War is linear. Spiderman is a standalone game and not a sequel to a long lineup of games like God of War so there is no story catching to do for new players.

On top of that, Avengers Infinity War came this year and Spidey had a major role in the film. It made 2.2 billion dollars. He died in the most tragic moment in the film. Many people are just happy to have him again, alive in a game.

There is too much reason for Spiderman to sell more. On top of all this, God of war is a niche series in UK and japan, the only countries where we have any data. Its mostly popular in North America, Latin America and the BRICS countries.

Nothing wrong with a game being linear. Can we stop with that nonsense already?

Never said it was? I pointed to it being linear because open world have more mass appeal, and if you were reading carefully all the points I mentioned favour Spiderman in sales over God of War, it being open world is among those points.

Intrinsic said:
GOWTLOZ said:
Spiderman is the most popular superhero. No matter what you think, he's more popular than Batman, Iron Man and Captain America. The game is pretty good and has pretty graphics which makes it appealing to the masses. Its open world while God of War is linear. Spiderman is a standalone game and not a sequel to a long lineup of games like God of War so there is no story catching to do for new players.

On top of that, Avengers Infinity War came this year and Spidey had a major role in the film. It made 2.2 billion dollars. He died in the most tragic moment in the film. Many people are just happy to have him again, alive in a game.

There is too much reason for Spiderman to sell more. On top of all this, God of war is a niche series in UK and japan, the only countries where we have any data. Its mostly popular in North America, Latin America and the BRICS countries.

Nope. Superman is the most popular hero. Its just hard making a good movie for him and even harder or near impossible making a good game lol.

Superman is the most well known, but not popular these days.

Otter said:

Ah, people are really undermining the games achievements by casually throwing out "Spiderman is really popular"... Ok, so we would have bet on this being the top selling exclusive of 2018 when it was first revealed last year? And yeah, we know Spiderman is popular (never managed to outgross Batman at the box-office though) but Comic Book games have never been generation top sellers, so if this game manages to enter that category that will be really impressive.

As much as I love original stories, I'd love to see more top tier developers tackle books, films & TV shows which could be turned into amazing gaming titles with the right budget and talent (Harry Potter comes to mind). 

Spiderman played a huge part in Avengers Infinity War which was a 2.2 billion grosser released a few months back. Ofc he is more popular now and it helps that the game is good. Batman Arkham City was a gen top seller and Spiderman will sell similar numbers. Batman Arkham City sold 5 million in 3 months who knows where its at now.



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If Sony makes a deal to transfer Spider Man to disney in movies for the marvel catalog exclusivity in games, will be a hugeeee for both.



When do you guys think the first week sales will be reported?
It came out almost 2 weeks ago, I’m so curious to know the WW impact *.*
Ps: I predict at least 3M



Nathan1992 said:
When do you guys think the first week sales will be reported?
It came out almost 2 weeks ago, I’m so curious to know the WW impact *.*
Ps: I predict at least 3M

We'll probably get official numbers Soony® as in this or next week. Maybe they prefer to announce first month sales.

But it's certainly shaping up to be a huge hit. Benji (US sales insider) says that 15 mill is probably the floor now.



DonFerrari said:
I thought we had more data than Japan and UK already... well it is a good start after all.

 

Nathan1992 said:
When do you guys think the first week sales will be reported?
It came out almost 2 weeks ago, I’m so curious to know the WW impact *.*
Ps: I predict at least 3M

Holy shit. We have official numbers.

3.3 mill in 3 days.



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Replicant said:
DonFerrari said:
I thought we had more data than Japan and UK already... well it is a good start after all.

 

Nathan1992 said:
When do you guys think the first week sales will be reported?
It came out almost 2 weeks ago, I’m so curious to know the WW impact *.*
Ps: I predict at least 3M

Holy shit. We have official numbers.

3.3 mill in 3 days.

That's a lot of 3s



Spiderman is killing



God bless You.

My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

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Vizigoth04 said:
Replicant said:

 

Holy shit. We have official numbers.

3.3 mill in 3 days.

That's a lot of 3s

It sure is

Number doesn't include copies of the game in the bundles though. So the 3s are going to be ruined.



Do we have any idea how many bundles there were? Also, it looks clear now that we may be looking at a 5 million first month. Both UK and Japan had a solid 50-60 percent hold going into second week so you are already looking at at least 4.5 million with 15 days to go. At this point Spider-man is still the number one game at Amazon with nothing in site to challenge it (that Classic PSOne at #1!) so 5 million looks like a sure thing easily.



Replicant said:
Vizigoth04 said:

That's a lot of 3s

It sure is

Number doesn't include copies of the game in the bundles though. So the 3s are going to be ruined.

Yeah, that's good stuff for sure. Also probably doesn't include digital sales numbers.