Despite being out for less than a year, Spider-Man: Miles Morales has already sold more than several AAA games that have been available the longest.
Despite coming out less than half a year ago, Spider-Man: Miles Morales has already sold in incredible quantities. In fact, when game sales for all major consoles over the last 12 months are added together, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is at number five, ahead of a ton of major games that were available throughout the period. 12 months. .
The information is courtesy of Mat Piscatella, CEO and video game industry advisor to market research firm NPD Group. Piscatella shared the information on his Twitter account in a series of tweets that also detailed the best-selling Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PlayStation games in the last 12 months.
A graph tweeted by Piscatella shows all game sales numbers from all consoles compared to each other, with Spider-Man: Miles Morales in fifth place. The feat is particularly impressive considering that the Spider-Man game is exclusive to the PlayStation. All the games in the four spots ahead of Miles Morales, from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to the frequently updated Madden NFL 21, are cross-platform titles. On top of that, with the exception of Black Ops Cold War and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (which released the same week as Miles Morales in November 2020), each of the top four games has been available for much longer. time than the spider web throwing adventure game.
Piscatella also shared another chart breaking down the PlayStation console sales figures for the month of March only, and the Spider-Man title also stands out on that list. In fact, Spider-Man: Miles Morales was ranked No. 2 in PlayStation sales for March, behind only Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Impressively, Miles Morales surpassed other PlayStation exclusives such as Ghost of Tsushima and the controversial The Last of Us Part 2 on NPD Group’s PlayStation exclusive list and on the list that takes into account all major consoles.
On another list, this time for March’s best-selling Switch games, Capcom’s beloved Monster Hunter: Rise takes the top spot. It’s also the only non-Nintendo released title not even on the list, with games like Super Mario 3D World and Animal Crossing: New Horizons filling the remaining nine slots. The Xbox roster is mostly filled with cross-platform titles like Call of Duty and Mortal Kombat 11 games, and the most interesting detail is that Marvel’s Avengers ranked # 9 in Xbox sales in March.
As the PlayStation 5 continues to sell out almost immediately whenever any store gets new stock, and considering that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is one of the games PlayStation fans are even more excited about, sales of the superhero game probably they will continue in their current version. trajectory for quite some time. Also, the third Spider-Man movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be released in December of this year, when more consumers will have their own PlayStation 5, which is a good set of circumstances that can only help the sales of the Miles Morales video game.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available now on PS4 and PS5.