Marvel's Spider-Man 2 sold 5 million copies in 11 days

Insomniac's eagerly anticipated sequel cracked 2.5 million units sold in one day on PS5 and then reached 5 million at day 11.

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Everyone knew Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was popular, but now we know just how much of a critical success it was. According to reports, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 reached 5 million units sold in the first 11 days since its release.

On November 8, 2023, Sony released its earnings report for its second quarter. This 22-page report outlined how the company has performed across the second quarter ending on September 30, 2023. Under the Cumulative Sell-Through section on Page 10, Sony revealed that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sold 2.5 million units in the first 24 hours after release and then hit the 5 million units sold mark on day 11.

A table showing Sony's cumulative sell-through units

Source: Sony

The table also provides information on the other titles in Sony’s catalogue. Though none of the days are consistent, it at least gives an indication of the popularity of the titles and how well they sold when compared loosely to one another. Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) sold 3.3 million units in the first 3 days and hit 9 million after 80 days. The likes of God of War: Ragnarok sold 5.1 million units in 5 days, The Last of Us Part 2 hit 4 million units in 3 days, and the cult-hit and desperately-in-need-of-a-remaster Bloodborne netted 1 million units in 11 days.

It goes to show that Marvel’s Spider-Man remains a strong franchise for Sony. The game continues to draw positive press, with Shacknews giving it a 10 and Donovan Erskine stating, “I went into Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 expecting it to be one of my favorite games this year and still walked away impressed by what the developer was able to pull off.” Take a look at our Sony page for more information on the company, including highlights from its earnings reports.

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    November 8, 2023 10:59 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 sold 5 million copies in 11 days

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      November 9, 2023 6:46 AM

      I'm getting close to the end and it's an amazing game

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        November 9, 2023 7:13 AM

        I’m about 2/3rd through, but I watched my son complete it the other day. Spoilers be damned, I’m mostly in it for the gameplay. Anyway, the one thing I would say as a negative (and this is a matter of taste, of course) is the boss fights can go on too long. I really kind of hate the multiple life bar crap that games sometimes do. Back in my day bosses had 1 health bar and they liked it, damn it! But seriously, it’s been a fantastic game so far and that is just kind of a minor nitpick.

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          November 9, 2023 7:14 AM

          Also that’s not a story spoiler and something you will have experienced even early in the game.

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          November 9, 2023 7:14 AM

          I haven't really noticed that. Maybe with The Lizard it was a bit long. I love how seamless it is with the transitions between helping random citizens to main story beats and the phonecalls inbetween.

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            November 9, 2023 9:46 AM

            Ehh maybe you’ll feel it more by the end. I kind of get end-game fatigue with a lot of games so it might just be me lol

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              November 9, 2023 9:51 AM

              I'm at the point of the story where Peter Parker is going rogue with his symbiote and MJ is freaking out. My saved game says 75% but I'm sure that's with all the collectibles and side missions.

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        November 9, 2023 8:22 AM

        I feel like it kind of fell off near the end but it's still a high quality game and worth the price and time to play it

        Miles is just so good, his abilities are super fun and his banter is great

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      November 9, 2023 7:19 AM

      11 days closer to coming out on PC....

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