Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the most popular games of the year, selling millions of copies on the PlayStation 4 since its launch last month. It’s impressive, then, that at the time of typing, a whopping 10 per cent of the people who purchased the game have taken the time to unlock its Platinum Trophy. That’s a lot of people!
To be fair, the silvery-blue trinket is fairly straightforward to unlock – but you still have to effectively 100 per cent the game, completing all of its story, side-missions, and open world activities. Depending on your ability, it takes a good 25-30 hours to do everything, and when you consider that most gamers fail to finish the campaigns in the majority of titles, it becomes a whole lot more impressive.
For example, just 6.9 per cent of people got the Platinum Trophy in Horizon: Zero Dawn – and that’s been out for over 18 months now. Meanwhile, about 5.5 per cent of people have the top gong in inFAMOUS: Second Son, and just 0.8 per cent of people bothered to go all the way in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Some of these games are obviously harder than others, but it’s still an impressive feat.
We reckon Sony will be thrilled with this kind of retention. Great reviews are one thing, but if consumers aren’t actively taking their time to play the games through, then that’s a problem. Insomniac Games’ latest clearly has got people hooked, and we’d actually expect that Platinum percentage to rise as more people purchase and complete the game.