Superheroes have been rooted in popular culture for literal decades. They are expressed in a myriad of ways, from comics to movies to novels to movies, and much more. However, one of the best mediums for the portrayal of superheroes, if done correctly, is through video games. A good video game based on a popular superhero will keep you glued to your seat as you experience just a fraction of what their adventures would look like in actuality. This is why people flock to them, they don’t even have to be fans of superheroes to be able to enjoy the game.
One of the most popular superhero games of recent years is Marvel’s Spider-Man. This hit came out in September 2017 and featured some of the most comprehensive and well-executed gameplay in recent memory. Amazing graphics coupled with fast-paced gameplay make for an unforgettable experience, and we’re here to display some Marvel’s Spider-Man statistics to see how the game has performed over the years. Likewise, if you’re interested in seeing what the main drivers are in the esports industry’s worth, we’ve talked about the long and short of it.
Marvel’s Spider-Man key statistics
Since we’re just talking about a single game and not a series with many games, we’re only going to talk about the main game and the second one that came out following the success of the first — Miles Morales. The data that will be examined pertains to total sales across the two sales, including generated revenue, and anything else we can dig up.
The Marvel’s Spider-Man series has sold over 34.5 million copies across both of the games.
(Source: VG Chartz)
The original game sold 20 million copies for PS4.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales sold 6.5 million copies.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered sold 1.5 million copies.
From this first line of stats, we can see that the total sales for the Marvel’s Spider-Man games have been tremendous, outplaying industry titans like The Last of Us and God of War easily. This is because the world was graced with the former best Spider-Man game in 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so it was only natural that fans of the franchise would flock to a next-gen game that promised everything the old one offered and more.
The Marvel’s Spider-Man series has made $125.6 million on Steam.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales grossed $25.3 million.
With great sales comes great responsi- no, come great profits, sorry. The total revenue achieved across all of the games is unknown since Insomniac does not share that data directly, but sales stats for the PC ports of the games show us that the Remastered version of the first game was a solid success, crossing the $100 million mark easily.
The Marvel’s Spider-Man games had a combined 25.9 million hours watched on Twitch in their best years.
Marvel’s Spider-Man had 15.3 million hours watched on Twitch in 2018.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered had 3.2 million hours watched in 2022.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales had 7.4 million hours watched in 2020.
People love watching Marvel movies because they are absolutely packed with action and are easy to watch, so it only makes sense for people to also enjoy these games to the fullest. What sets them apart from movies is that each playthrough of the game is different and you can experience it in a ton of different ways. Naturally, the first game in the series has accumulated the most views, with the remastered version having the least.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered was a massive success and grossed over $300 million.
The only title to beat this game for the total player count was God of War, which had 73,529 players while Spider-Man had 66,436.
Other than that, the game had more concurrent players than all other titles at the time.
Sony had expected its sales revenue for the game to surpass $300 million.
The game also had very strong reviews, with Epic Games giving it a critical score of 96%.
Fans of both PC and PlayStation games are cursed to not be able to enjoy their favorite games because of hardware restrictions, but it seems as though Sony has been pushing to get more and more PS exclusives to more platforms, resulting in Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered coming to Steam and creating tremendous profits as a result.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ PC launch player counts were five times worse than the first game.
The PC release for the game had 13,539 peak concurrent players.
The first game had over 66,000 concurrent players.
The game was the third-worst-performing Steam Playstation game, beating Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
Miles Morales had excellent reviews, but it could not introduce major concepts that differ too much from the first game.
And the final line of stats shows us that, although the game was hyped as a interesting direction for the series to continue, Miles Morales did not end up delivering as much as its predecessor. However, this is to be expected because not everyone is going to shell out so much money to play basically an extension of the game they already finished. Miles Morales is great, but the community is patiently waiting for the next game to come out.
To sum up
So that all we have to say about everyone’s favorite webslinger and his adventures in the gaming world. When the game first came out in 2018, it was a smash hit as one of the best Spider-Man games to ever come out, and it has continued amassing a huge number of sales across all of its titles. We can’t wait for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 to come out in October, and we’ll be sure to update this with any relevant launch stats and numbers. Farewell ’till then!
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