Marvel's Spider-Man has turned out to be a massive hit, both critically and in profits. On Metacritic, Insomniac's title has achieved a score of 87, making it the highest-rated Spider-Man game on the aggregator site alongside the PS1 classic Spider-Man title. Over on the money-making side, the game has set a new record for Sony's PlayStation 4.
USA Today reports that Marvel's Spider-Man had sold 3.3 million copies during its first three days of release. This means two notable things. One, as the newspaper reports, this should translate into "roughly $198 million." According to Box Office Mojo, Spider-Man's latest cinematic adventure, Spider-Man: Homecoming, made about $117 million over its opening weekend. This means that the game made more money during its first three days of release than the blockbuster movie did during its opening weekend.
The next milestone is that it looks like Spider-Man is now the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive of all time. Back in May, Sony stated on the PlayStation Blog that God of War sold over 3.1 million copies over its first three days, making it the fastest-selling exclusive for PS4. With 3.3 million copies sold (that's not even counting the PS4 Pro bundle), it appears Spider-Man has usurped God of War. With no big PS4 exclusives on the horizon, Spider-Man could hold that milestone for a long time. Maybe only The Last of Us Part II or the Final Fantasy VII remake will be big enough to surpass Spider-Man.
Insomniac's Spider-Man is a well made game. It has arguably the greatest open-world New York City since the Spider-Man 2 game in 2004. The story is set in a unique, yet familiar continuity. The voice acting is excellent, and the story has an emotional edge. The game ends on some notable cliffhangers. While Insomniac has not officially confirmed a sequel, with so many plot threads and the great sales, we should expect to hear about a sequel soon. In the meantime, the game will be getting a DLC story expansion titled, "The City That Never Sleeps." The first part releases next month, and will feature Black Cat. The next part is in November, and the final one is in December. You can pre-order all three as a bundle for $24.99 on the PlayStation Store, or individually for $9.99 upon their release, according to Sony.
Marvel's Spider-Man is currently available for PS4.