Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 for the PlayStation 5 console has set a new milestone, selling more than 2.5 million copies within 24 hours of its release. The announcement was made via the official PlayStation Twitter account, emphasizing that the number represents copies “sold through,” providing a more accurate measure of actual sales.
Sales figures can sometimes be tricky to understand due to using terms like “shipped” and “sold through.” Publishers often announce the number of copies “shipped,” but this figure includes units sent to retailers, which may or may not be sold immediately. On the other hand, “sold through” refers to the number of copies purchased by customers, either in physical stores or digitally via the PlayStation Store. This makes it a more reliable indicator of a game’s early success.
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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s robust sales numbers indicate a successful launch and suggest that the game has quite a lot of interest among gamers. The previous entries in the Spider-Man series have also been well-received, laying a solid foundation for this new installment. The game’s success is not surprising given its high-quality gameplay, impressive graphics, and compelling storyline, which have been widely praised in early reviews.
Players have already taken to social media to share their positive experiences with the game, posting screenshots and discussing their favorite moments. From swinging through a meticulously detailed New York City to engaging in fast-paced combat, the game has certainly resonated with fans of both the Spider-Man franchise and action-adventure games in general.