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​'Marvel's Spider-Man' Becomes The Fastest-Selling PS4 Game In The UK

​'Marvel's Spider-Man' Becomes The Fastest-Selling PS4 Game In The UK

Following its launch on 7 September, and with a number of records already in the bag, Spider-Man is now the UK's fastest selling PS4 game ever.

Boosts from Black Friday sales pushed the Marvel epic into the UK's top 10 once again, where it sat at sixth place last week. And even though it's dropped out of the top 10 this week, it looks like there's no stopping Peter Parker and friends (and foes) from achieving all-new heights.

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According to Game Industry, Spider-Man is well on track to becoming the best-selling PS4 exclusive of this console generation, bettering the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, and current record holder, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

The Xbox-exclusive Forza Horizon 4 is also having a successful opening few months.

Noted as "one of the standout performers of the season," Horizon 4 places at fifth in this week's UK physical sales, one spot below Battlefield V, which remains rooted in fourth.

Considering the open-world racer has been out for over two months, a bunch of new games have released since it launched, and the fact that it's "free" for those subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass, this is pretty good going. Sales are up 18% percent on Forza Horizon 3's first nine weeks in 2016.

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'Forza Horizon 4' is fifth in this week's UK charts. Credit: Microsoft/Playground Games
'Forza Horizon 4' is fifth in this week's UK charts. Credit: Microsoft/Playground Games

Worryingly for THQ Nordic, one of the worst performers this week is Darksiders III, a brand-new release. Physical sales are down 84% on Darksiders 2 and 70% on the original, and the game's attracted some dire reviews to match.

It entered the charts at 32nd (bear in mind that digital sales may paint a more successful picture), one spot above Hitman 2. IO Interactive's latest assassination game left the top 40 all together last week. Sean Bean will not be happy.

But all this could change, with Christmas sales and new releases (still!) coming in thick and fast. Expect the top 40 to shift dramatically, especially the top 10 when Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on 7 December. But here's how the top 10 currently shapes up:

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2. Red Dead Redemption 2

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5. Forza Horizon 4

6. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

7. Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu

8. Assassin's Creed Odyssey

9. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle

What do you think about this news? Have you played Spider-Man? What about Forza Horizon 4? Are you disappointed with Darksiders III? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel/Sony/Insomniac Games

Topics: Entertainment, pokemon, Red Dead Redemption, Exclusive, Hitman, Uncharted, Call of Duty, Technology, Spyro, Battlefield, Spider-Man, PS4

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.