Sony and Marvel broke a Spider-Man-themed Guinness world record with the help of 547 loyal Spidey fans.
It may have only been a week and a half but Marvel's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 is already basically the game of the year, right? As players discover more and more about the game it just seems to get better and better. The costumes, the graphics, the story, the weird boat people, what's not to love?
The game has also been breaking all sorts of records. It is already the fastest selling game of 2018 in the UK, has been in the top spot of the charts for two straight weeks, and is currently on track to beat God Of War's total sales for 2018. Over the weekend Sony and Marvel actually helped break another Spidey record, however, it's a little less traditional than the ones the game already holds.
Sony and Marvel orchestrated the largest gathering of people dressed as Spider-Man, successfully breaking the Guinness world record. At Stockholm Comic-Con in Sweden, 547 dedicated Spider-Man fans all congregated in one room to set the new world record. Marvel's chief editor, C.B. Cebulski tweeted evidence of the record being broken, posting a photo and writing "We did it! New world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Spider-Man! 547 Spideys in Stockholm!!"
That's some feat and it must have been a heavily regulated record. Not only can we see nothing other than Spider-Men in the sea of Spideys, but there doesn't even seem to be one person wearing even a slightly different costume. The only way the record-breaking gathering could have been cooler is if those attending could have worn any of the 27 different costumes that are available on the new game.
While 547 people dressed as Spider-Man is obviously an awful lot, with the current hype surrounding the Avenger and his video game, we feel as if that's a record that can be broken. If anyone attending a comic-con any time soon is reading this then get the message out there. Grab your Spidey outfit and tell at least 547 others to do the same. Let's see that record broken again.