There’s no need to unnecessarily prolong the suspense for a game that we already know sold more than 5 million copies worldwide between October 20 and 31. It’s clear that the United States is accounting for a significant portion of this success, to the point that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is not only October’s bestseller, but has already risen to fourth place among the best-selling games since its release. beginning of the month. years, ahead of titles like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Starfield and Resident Evil 4. In dollar terms, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is off to a better start than its predecessor released in September 2018, which at the time was the biggest launch in history . the history of PlayStation Studios games. However, this value comparison is ambiguous, partly because the PS5 game sold for $10 more than the PS4 game at the time, and partly because 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man was released on the 7th of the month instead. of 20 for his successor. In short, the mission is at least easy for Insomniac Games to accomplish.
Another big release of the month, Super Mario Bros. Wonder is second in the rankings, but is surprised by its absence from the annual top 20. Precision provided by Matt Piscatella, the plumber missed the rankings by only one step and is therefore in 21st place. We are not too worried about Nintendo, whose game will reach its full commercial potential in both November and December, when the time will come to look for the ideal gift. As usual, let’s not forget that Nintendo games are penalized in these rankings for not being willing to share eShop sales with Circana.
In addition to the United States of Spider-Man and Japan of Mario, it is France that takes a place on the podium with Assassin’s Creed Mirage. Globally, Ubisoft said the game’s launch was comparable to Origins and Odyssey in terms of player numbers. We don’t yet know if this will be enough for Ubisoft, but this is the second launch that the publisher considers satisfactory in recent months, after The Crew Motorfest and pending how Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora does in December.
At Electronic Arts, UFC 5 and NHL 24 start in the top 10, joining Madden NFL 24 and EA Sports FC 24 to form a major sports collective… which could have included even EA Sports WRC had it not been released on October 31 (this ranking ends on October 28). Sonic Superstars and Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Volume 1 will be satisfied with 9th and 12th place, not to mention Forza Motorsport, which does no better than 17th due to its high returns. Please note that Lords of the Fallen’s 20th ranking is misleading as it does not include download sales.
As for console sales, the strong software activity in October did not necessarily have the expected effect: the three consoles are down compared to the same month a year earlier, even the PS5, which nevertheless retains the largest sales in volume and value. For October, second place goes to the Switch in volume (number of units sold) but to the Xbox Series in value (revenue). In dollar terms, all current-generation consoles saw double-digit sales declines compared to the previous year. However, console sales remain 6% higher since the beginning of the year compared to the same period in 2022. As for accessories, they are still led by the DualSense Midnight Black controller. Are you waiting for PlayStation Portal to deliver a surprise in November?