Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, developed by Insomniac Games in collaboration with PlayStation Studios and Marvel Games, has sold more than 2.5 million copies to become the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game in PlayStation history in the first 24 hours.
In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker and Miles Morales return for an exciting new adventure in the critically-acclaimed Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise for PlayStation 5.
“Insomniac Games holds itself to incredibly high standards when it comes to delivering engaging and innovative gameplay experiences,” said Eric Lempel, SVP, Global Marketing, Sales, and Business Operations, Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is Insomniac Games’ third installment in the franchise for PlayStation. Built from the ground up to take advantage of the unique features of PlayStation 5, the goal was to massively build off the action, storylines, and features from the first two games.”
Lempel continued: “With an epic storyline, two playable Super Heroes, a visually-stunning Marvel’s New York, and so much more, this is a game you can get lost in for hours.
“On behalf of Sony Interactive Entertainment, I want to say thank you to the fans – we truly hope you are enjoying your time playing as Peter and Miles in this amazing adventure.”
Game developer Insomniac Games, a part of PlayStation Studios, has unleashed the power of PlayStation 5 in this action-packed sequel with two playable Spider-Men, enhanced signature high-action gameplay, iconic Super Villains, a visually-stunning Marvel’s New York City, and much more.
“We’re thrilled to finally share the experience of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 with gamers everywhere,” said Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. “I couldn’t be prouder of Insomniac Games.
“Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is the studio’s fourth PS5 title within the first three years of the console’s launch and it’s the ultimate showcase of everything they’ve learned developing for PS5. It also exemplifies how premier narrative-driven experiences are at the heart of PlayStation Studios’ DNA.”
“Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 represents the triumphant continuation of an important video game series in our collaboration with PlayStation and Insomniac Games,” said Jay Ong, EVP and Head of Marvel Games. “We are thrilled with how our characters are represented and the powerful, meaningful, new stories that emerge from their depictions in game.”
“We knew Spider-Man was a perfect fit for us from the moment we began envisioning a unique journey for Peter Parker many years ago, thanks to a warm introduction to Marvel Games by our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment,” added Ted Price, CEO, Insomniac Games.
“Now with an even deeper knowledge of the PS5 and what it can do, we can’t wait to deliver an expansive new adventure for Peter and Miles Morales, a game that continues our dedication to impactful story and compelling gameplay with plenty of surprises.”
Throughout the experience, players will control two different Spider-Men — Peter Parker and Miles Morales — while traversing across an expansive Marvel’s New York. Players can quickly switch between Peter and Miles to experience different stories and epic new powers as the iconic Venom threatens to destroy their lives, their city, and the ones they love.
Peter and Miles are forced to face the ultimate test of strength, both inside and outside the mask, as they balance their lives, friendships, and their duty to protect those in need.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.