The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Titanfall are both apparently huge games on either side of the pond. But which one took the top spot in the UK?
Respawn and EA’s Titanfall became a huge hit on release, with Microsoft’s exclusivity giving the Xbox One enough sales to almost reach the numbers of PlayStation 4 sold. The exclusivity factor was the result of a marketing deal and not of Microsoft or Electronic Arts favoring each other. The sequel is almost certain to be released on the PlayStation 4 as well, especially after Sony has seen how well the game sold, even on the allegedly underdog console.
Titanfall‘s reign at the top had to end eventually.
Ironically, it was Activision, the people who publish Respawn’s usual Call of Duty franchise, which also published the Spider-Man movie tie-ins. Initially, the recently folded Neversoft created the web-slinger’s adventures, and now as Neversoft has been absorbed into fellow COD developer Infinity Ward, their superhero franchise has outdone the mech-driven first person shooter.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 has outsold Titanfall in the UK. Sales of Respawn’s mech combat title have been declining steadily, and the web-slinging hero took advantage of its loss in popularity.
Could this mean that people are already tired of playing the online-only Xbox exclusive, or is it the Amazing Spider-Man 2 game’s PlayStation 4 version which gave it the boost?
Either way, it’s clear that overseas, the adventures of Peter Parker fighting off menaces like Green Goblin, Kingpin, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, and Carnage are just more interesting than choosing one of three mechs to pummel online opponents. As much as you can customize your titan with defense, weapon, and speed upgrades, the freedom of flying over New York City with your web-slinging powers is apparently more popular over there.
It remains to be seen whether or not our friendly neighborhood web-slinger will topple Titanfall in the US, or if the titans will blow The Amazing Spider-Man 2 out of the running.
Either way, we know we’ll have a blast seeing what happens.