Gamers alert! Spider-Man PS4 smashes records like a boss!

The other thing to note is that Spider-Man's success will nearly assuredly inspire Marvel to start giving some of their other properties to big name studios in order to replicate the success of Insomniac's title. It's been shattering records since before it was released, and now that the first release numbers are in, the wallcrawler's wall-breaking hasn't let up.

Prior to Marvel's Spider-Man, God of War held the record for the fastest selling title with over 3.1 million copies sold in its first three days earlier this Spring.

Here in the UK, Spider-Man still remains at the top spot for video game sales at retail, showing no signs of slowing down just yet. Have any of you played Spider-Man on PS4? Now, that title has been passed on to Spider-Man, which accrued 3.3 million sales during its first weekend. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End held the record before that, with 2.7 million copies sold in the first week.

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The judges said the list was dominated by dark themes of anxiety and racism, which each novel exploring the "anatomy of pain". The victor of the Man Booker Prize will be awarded 50,000 pounds (CAD $86,000) on October 16 at a London ceremony.

The open-world NY city gameplay in the new game features plenty of Marvel easter eggs and real-life landmarks.

By breaking away from a movie tie-in and focusing on gameplay, Spider-Man has outperformed its franchise competitors in a way that sets a new bar for superhero games. Are you excited for the upcoming Black Cat DLC "The City That Never Sleeps"?

Those DLC sales records better watch out, because Spider-Man and Black Cat (star of the first story update) are coming for them on October 23.

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