Spider-Man, Spider-Man…Does Well On PlayStation?
Sony has released sales figures for a few of their first-party offerings on PlayStation, and things seem to be off to a strong start. We already know the PlayStation 5 is selling well, so it isn’t too surprising to see the games themselves are also doing pretty well, with figures for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Returnal, MLB The Show, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart being revealed.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales has sold an amazing 6.5 million copies between PS4 and PS5. Considering how popular Spider-Man is as a character and the fact swinging around New York never gets boring, I’m unsurprised by the great sales numbers. Miles is also a fun character with the exaggerated swagger of a black teen.
Returnal has also managed to sell pretty well for a new IP by selling around 560,000 units. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has already managed to sell over 1.1 million copies, with MLB The Show 21 managing to sell over two million across all available platforms. This actually makes MLB The Show 21 the fastest-selling in the franchise.
These numbers are right around what I would expect. Sony obviously has Miles Morales as their big hitter here, and for a smaller title in scope than Spider-Man for PS4, 6.5 million is impressive. It remains true that people can’t get enough of Spider-Man.
While Spider-Man: Miles Morales was my favorite title of this bunch at first, my current favorite would have to be Rift Apart. The game looks beautiful, and Rivet is such a fun character. This list also reminded me that I have to play more Returnal. I enjoyed what I played but got a little distracted with Resident Evil Village.