The Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 game, which was released last Friday (20/10/2023), has set a new record for PlayStation Studios.

This exclusive game for the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console sold 2.5 million copies in its first day of release, making it the fastest selling game released by PS Studios.

This figure includes the number of pre-orders for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and games bundled with the PS5 console.

PlayStation Studios is a brand under the auspices of gaming giant Sony Interactive Entertainment, to mark the company’s exclusive (first-party) games.

Studios in this brand include Insomniac Games, the team behind Marvel’s Spider-Man series, Naughty Dog as the creator of The Last of Us series, and many more.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is indeed a long-awaited game. Because, the two prequels, namely Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales are of high quality, and received positive reviews from both gamers and critics.

With total game sales reaching 2.5 million copies, Spider-Man 2 beat the record for the game God of War Ragnarok (2022), which sold 5.1 million copies in its launch week. Sales figures were not disclosed on the first day of release.

Before Spider-Man 2 and God of War Ragnarok, the previous record for fastest sales was held by The Last of Us Part 2 (2020), with more than 4 million copies sold in the three days since its release.

There is also Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) with 3.3 million copies sold in three days.

Seeing this positive response, PlayStation expressed its appreciation through posts on social media X (formerly Twitter).

“Thank you for making the launch (of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2) a great success,” the company wrote on Monday (23/10/2023).

Eric Lempel as SVP, Global Marketing, Sales, and Business Operations at Sony Interactive Entertainment also thanked the players who contributed to achieving this new record.

“As a representative of Sony Interactive Entertainment, I would like to thank the players,” said Lempel.

“We hope you enjoy the experience of playing as Peter and Miles (the two main characters of Spider-Man 2), in this extraordinary adventure,” he added.

Can play two Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 characters

which is the first Spider-Man game made by Insomniac Games that can only be played on the PS5 console. Both prequels can be played on PS5 and PlayStation 4 (PS4).