Spider-Man is the UK’s fastest-selling game so far this year

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 10 September 2018 09:15 GMT

Spider-Man is off to a flying start in the UK, with performance that outstrips many of 2018’s big hitters.

According to GFK, keepers of the UK games chart, Spider-Man not only topped this week’s charts, it also managed to become the fastest-selling game ever this year.

GFK, who revealed the weekly charts early to Games Industry, confirmed that Spider-Man has sold more than God of War, another PS4 exclusive hit. Not only that, it also outsold Far Cry 5, the untouched king as far as UK sales this year.

Far Cry 5, of course, was released on more platforms, but that seemingly couldn’t stop Spider-Man’s momentum. This easily makes it the fastest-selling Marvel game ever, overtaking the previous record holder Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

Batman: Arkham Knight remains the fastest-selling superhero game in the UK this generation, but Rocksteady’s game also released on more platforms compared to Spider-Man.

As Games Industry notes, it’s also worth remembering that digital sales have a much more prominent footprint these days compared to 2015, so Spider-Man could have the edge in overall sales.

Elsewhere in the charts, Dragon Quest 11 debuted at number 2, and Destiny 2: Forsaken at number 8. See the top ten below.

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  3. GTA 5
  4. F1 2018
  5. Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
  6. PES 2019
  7. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  8. Destiny 2: Forsaken
  9. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  10. Lego The Incredibles

For more on Spider-Man, check out our guide for how to unlock all in-game suits and outfits, and these general gameplay tips.

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