Spider-Man 2 Sales

Well, it looks like Sony's got another blockbuster on its hands. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 was always going to be a huge commercial hit — the brand, the marketing, the review scores — but its initial success is still staggering. PlayStation has confirmed that the superhero sequel sold through a crazy 2.5 million copies in its first 24 hours — having released on the 20th October. This means it's officially the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game ever.

For comparison, God of War Ragnarok managed 5.1 million sales in its first week, and was dubbed the fastest-selling first-party Sony title at the time. It's possible that shifting 2.5 million in its first day will result in Spider-Man 2 breaking Kratos' launch-week record — but Sony's specifically outlining day one sales here, and that's where Spidey's hitting a new high.

Are you at all surprised to see Marvel's Spider-Man 2 doing so well right out of the gate? Keep an eye on those sales records in the comments section below.

[source twitter.com]