September 21, 2018
The new Spider-Man video game for the Sony PlayStation 4 is an even bigger hit than the latest Spider-Man movie.
The game, Sony Interactive Entertainment said Sept. 20, sold 3.3 million copies in the first three days since its Sept. 7 release, making it the fastest-selling first-party game the company has ever had.
At a retail price of $59.99, that equates into nearly $200 million in consumer spending.
The latest “Spider-Man” movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, made $117 million its opening weekend.
Sony said 1 million copies of the game were pre-ordered.
Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, broke the previous three-day sales record set in May by the latest installment in the “God of War” franchise, which sold 3.1 million copies.
The new Spider-Man game, heavily promoted over the summer at Comic-Con International, is the first since 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Sony says that beginning in October, it will be releasing three downloadable stories as part of bundle called “The City That Never Sleeps.” each update will add new stories, characters and Spider-Man suits to the game. The first, “The Heist,” will be available Oct. 23.
The bundle costs $24.99; individual updates are $9.99 each.