Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced during its financial results call this week that its PS5-exclusive “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” game has sold over 5 million copies during its first eleven days of availability.

That follows on from the previously reported stat of the game selling 2.5 million copies in its first 24 hours, at the time calling it the company’s fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game in history.

As a point of comparison to other PlayStation hits, Insomniac’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” back in 2018 sold 3.3 million copies in its first three days, “The Last of Us Part 2” snagged 4 million in its first three days, and “God of War: Ragnarök” sold 5.1 million in its first full week.

The company also indicated it is very much slowing its roll when it comes to its push into the live service game arena – delaying six of the twelve games-as-a-service titles it had planned to be operating by fiscal year ending March 2026. Sony president Sony president Hiroki Totoki says:

“We are reviewing this… we are trying as much as possible to ensure [the games] are enjoyed and liked by gamers for a long time.

Six titles will be released by financial year 2025 [i.e. ending March 2026], that’s our current plan. The remaining six titles, we are still working on that… game quality should be the most important.”

The delay (and potential slashing) of these titles is believed to have come in the wake of “Destiny” developer Bungie conducting a review of all Sony-made live service games

That review is allegedly part of what led to the delay of “The Last of Us” multiplayer. Bungie itself is undergoing job cuts following declining revenue for live service title “Destiny 2”.

This all comes on the heels of a report late last month (via Metro) about the internal pushback within PlayStation, a company mostly famous for its single-player titles, over the attempt to pivot towards live service games.

It is alleged exiting SIE CEO Jim Ryan was the live service champion at the company, which is partly why his departure was seemingly welcomed amongst the fanbase on social media.

Source: Metro

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