The PlayStation exclusive Marvel's Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac Games, has sold over 20m units worldwide and it's already one of the best-selling PlayStation 4 games.
That Sony executives knew they were doing a good job last year, when they bought Insomniac Games in November, is evidenced by the fact that their game, which came out exclusively for the PlayStation 4, sold over 20 million copies by November 2020.
Marvel's Spider-Man has thus become one of the best-selling titles on the PS4 console. These figures do not include statistics for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, which has just come out with the launch of the PS5 console.
Sony have acquired Insomniac Games for $229 million, and with basic math, you can conclude that it was a worthwhile investment.
The PS5 for the rest of the world comes out tomorrow, 7 days after the US and Japan, and one of the launch games is Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Ultimate edition gets you the Spider-man Remastered too. So, the number of 20M copies sold will soon become significantly higher.
Especially when production reaches demand, which is very, very high. Tonight at midnight, many will be sitting at their computers or mobile devices and refreshing pages from distributors, hoping to grab the Next-gen PlayStation console before the stock runs out, which they’ll probably get shipped to just before Christmas.
You can say that the biggest Battle Royale match will start tonight, where gamers around the world will fight all the way to the last PS5 console, and both Sony and Insomniac will just sit back and relax with a huge bucket full of popcorn.
We hope that production will catch up and meet the high demand soon enough, because the Next-gen is here, and we all deserve to experience it together.