It's been a great year for Spider-Man. Aside from his rising popularity in Hollywood, the Marvel character also starred in a hit game developed by Insomniac. The PlayStation 4 exclusive had the strongest launch in PlayStation 4 history and the fastest start for any superhero game to date, and it continued to enjoy strong sales throughout the holiday season.
According to the latest numbers from Sony, Spider-Man has gone on to sell over 9 million copies since its debut in September. It continued to be a major driver for PlayStation 4 throughout the holidays, contributing mightily to the more than 50 million units of software and 5 million units of hardware sold in the last six weeks of 2018.
Spider-Man's success will no doubt spark more interest in AAA superhero games. Executives from Marvel and Insomniac see it as the "Iron Man" of Marvel video games, with the potential to usher in a whole new era.
Source: Venture Beat