Video game sales tracking group NPD reports this week that the PS4-exclusive “Marvel’s Spider-Man” was not only the best-selling game of September but broke numerous other records as well.
Specifically, the game achieved the highest launch month dollar sales for any PlayStation exclusive in history, the seventh largest launch ever achieved by any game on any PlayStation platform, and had launch month sales 37% higher than the combined launch month sales of all other “Spider-Man” games released since 1995.
It also generated higher dollar sales in its launch than any other game this year and currently stands as the third best-selling game of 2018 after just one month.
Year-to-date spending across video games is up 16% when compared to the same period a year ago, to $8.9 billion – and that’s before the Fall rush of games really kicks in. Other games that sold well in September included “NBA 2K19,” then pre-orders on “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,” “FIFA 19” and “Shadow Of The Tomb Raider”.