Spider-Man Proves Sony’s PC Gaming Strategy Is Working As Intended

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is the latest Playstation Studios title to be ported to PC, and it looks like the PC gaming strategy at Sony is working out exactly as expected. By bringing best-selling PlayStation games to PC, where console sales have all but stagnated, the “new” release reaches a new audience and Spider-Man was the latest of the games to prove it this past month.

The success strategy of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4, PS5 and PC

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered released for PC on August 12. While figures are not available on the Epic Games Store, Spider-Man was the best-selling game on Steam globally for the week of August 9-16, ranking second after Steam deck sales. The game remains in the top 40 best-selling Steam games globally at the time of writing. According to NPD data, Spider-Man was the third best-selling game in the US for August, climbing 81 places from 84th place in the previous month’s chart, an impressive performance for a game that recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. .

Spider-Man isn’t the only game to demonstrate this, either. In a table made by Tory Lysik from Axios (thanks Stephen Totilo), Horizon Zero Dawn had a similar jump in August 2020 when it climbed 77 places to 12th place. God of War managed to climb 141 places to 5th place on its PC release in January, while Days Gone had the most impressive rise of 227 places to 20th place in May 2021.

PlayStation Studios director Hermen Hulst had already made it clear that Sony’s strategy was to port its games like Spider-Man to PC so they could “reach new gamers who haven’t yet experienced the great stories, characters and worlds that we have”. I have built.” All four games have clearly been given that second chance to reach a new gaming audience with their PC release, bringing new players into the world of PlayStation gaming without hurting sales on PS5 or PS4, exactly what Sony set out to achieve. The trend is also sure to continue with Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection when it launches for PC next month and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales when it launches this fall for PC.

In other news, Sly Cooper is celebrating its 20th anniversary with new products but no new games. Elsewhere, Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 will add triple circle collapse modes.

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