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Over 2.5 million PS5 players help Spider-Man 2 earn impressive record

Spider-Man 2 swings into the record books by becoming the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game of all time, shipping 2.5 million copies in just one day.

Spider-Man 2 sales PS5 day one: an image of Peter Parker cheering from the PS5 game

Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man 2 is a certified hit with PS5 players and, even though it’s only been out for a handful of blissful days, you have flocked to the title in your millions. In fact, although a little vague, new Spider-Man 2 sales numbers from PlayStation reveal that this is the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game of all time – which is a truly staggering achievement when you look at the competition.

When it comes to all the new PS5 games we have been able to look forward to this year, Spider-Man 2 was one many had the highest hopes for. Now we have our hands on the game, we know that those hopes were far from misplaced. This is easily one of the best exclusives out there, one of the best open world games we’ve played in a long time, and maybe – just maybe – one of the best games on consoles, period. Sure, we’re huge Spider-Man fans here at The Loadout, so it’s easy for us to say all of that; however, we now have numerical evidence from PlayStation that we’re right – although, you should still check out our thoughts on this masterpiece in our Spider-Man 2 review.

Not long after launch, on PlayStation’s official social media channels, it’s being shared that “Spider-Man 2 sold more than 2.5 million copies in the first 24 hours” after launch. That’s right, over 2.5 million players were playing Spider-Man 2 on Day One (or, thereabouts).

You can check out the tweet yourself below:

Spider-Man 2 sales PS5 day one tweet: an image of the social media post showing the numbers

For context, God of War Ragnarok reportedly shipped around 5.1 million copies in its first week – which made it the fastest-selling first party PlayStation game at the time. Spider-Man 2 has essentially sold half of that number in just one day, which could mean a truly staggering number of players when the first full week is accounted for.

With any luck, Insomniac Games and PlayStation will keep us all updated in a few days. But, if not, at least we know that Spider-Man 2 is the fastest selling PlayStation Studios title so far – when it comes to a 24 hour period – and we can’t imagine that record will be beat anytime soon.

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If you’re just starting out with Spider-Man 2 after a busy weekend of gaming (or not gaming, of course), you can find out more about all the Spider-Man 2 characters you’ll come across and how Spider-Man 2 suits from Rina Sawayama and Lando Norris are on the way right here. You can also read up on all of the Spider-Man 2 villains here if you want to prepare yourself for any particular enemy. You can also find out how to unlock all the Spider-Man 2 suits right here; some of these are spectacular (yes, pun intended).