At least in the United States and according to the NPD, this headline is true. Spider-Man and Batman have a lot to be excited for, because with their forces combined, they are technically present in all ten of the top-selling superhero games of all time list. The Arkham games redefined what hero games could be. It raised the bar for superhero games. Marvel's Spider-Man the big superhero hit from a year ago crawled into the top spot dethroning Batman:Arkham City who held the record for the longest time according to NPD who report sales data for video games.
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"Congratulations to Marvel's Spider-Man, the best-selling Superhero Video Game of all-time in the USA!" noted Piscatella in his report.
Congratulations to Marvel's Spider-Man, the best-selling Superhero Video Game of all-time in the U.S.!
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Mat Piscatella, an analyst for the NPD Group, revealed the news yesterday on Twitter.
PS4 exclusive, which was the best selling PlayStation only title at launch previous year, is followed by Batman Arkham City, Batman Arkham Knight and LEGO Batman, which proves that the Dark Knight has been for a long while the most popular superhero in gaming. So, this means that the combined power of Spider-Man and the PS4 were enough to dethrone a game about the goddamn Batman that came out on every conceivable platform across two generations. Furthermore, it is good to see that both games benefited from great sales figures.
Spider-Man is in the chart also with Spider-Man The Movie (6th) and Spider-Man The Movie 2 (7th), while Batman Arkham Asylum is 9th.