Skip to main content

Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

"It's a little bit hard to work out without knowing the altitude of that dragon..."

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Spider-Man PS4 overtakes God of War as the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation game ever

Swing when you're winning.

Spider-Man PS4 is the fastest-selling PlayStation first-party game ever.

Insomniac's open-world swing-a-thon sold over 3.3m copies during its first three days on sale, Sony said.

Stephen Turvey, PlayStation's global senior vice president of sales and head of North America business operations, told USA Today Spider-Man "met and exceeded all expectations".

Spider-Man dethroned Sony Santa Monica's God of War, which was the previous fastest-selling first-party PlayStation game with 3.1m sold in its first three days. Before that it was Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4 with 2.7m sold in the first seven days.

Watch on YouTube

Sony's having an amazing time of it when it comes to first-party PlayStation games, with Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War and now Spider-Man proving smash hits.

Spider-Man's success is well-deserved. Find out why in Eurogamer's Spider-Man review.