Spider Man PS4 Said to Be a Bigger Opening Weekend Hit Than Spider Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man PS4 Said to Be a Bigger Opening Weekend Hit Than Spider-Man: Homecoming
By Rishi Alwani | Updated: 21 September 2018 04:58 IST
Spider-Man on PS4 is the fastest selling game on the console ever
It may have performed better than the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie
Demand for it in India is high with retailers unable to restock in time
Spider-Man PS4 is one of the best games of the year thus far and its early sales seem to reflect this. According to Sony, Spider-Man PS4 has sold 3.3 million units in its first three days of release. However, Spider-Man's appeal on the PS4 appears to have ensured it eclipses Spider-Man: Homecoming's opening weekend earnings at the box office according to a recent report. This is staggering for Sony when you consider that God of War, another PS4 exclusive, sold 3.1 million units in its first three days this year. Spider-Man PS4 is now the fastest selling PS4 game ever.
"While Sony did not provide an official number, with a retail price of $59.99 for the game the 3.3 million copies translates to roughly $198 million, crushing the $117 million opening weekend box office of the latest solo Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: Homecoming," according to USA Today.
In terms of pre-orders, Spider-Man PS4 hit one million, which is another record for Sony. Keep in mind that the sales of Spider-Man PS4 include the Spider-Man PS4 and PS4 Pro bundles too. And while the company did not say how many of these consoles were sold, adding their revenue would push the $198 million figure even higher.
"Our expectations are always set at the highest levels," Stephen Turvey, PlayStation’s Global Senior Vice President of Sales and Head of North America Business Operations, told USA Today. "It's met and exceeded all expectations. I think the company and the campus and our fans are super proud of it."
In our Spider-Man PS4 review, we stated that it isn't just triumph for video games. It's quite possibly the definitive interpretation of the superhero in any medium.
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