Trophies and trophy hunting doesn't seem to have the same appeal, or at least the same fan-fare, as it did last generation. However, many hardcore PlayStation fans continue to religiously chase them, especially the elusive Platinum Trophies.
Since the PlayStation 4 launched in 2013, it has seen many great exclusive titles from first-party Sony studios and even from second-party and third-party studios. Of all of these major releases though, none has been more popular than Marvel's Spider-Man, which has sold faster than any other Sony title to date.
That said, you would assume flying off store shelves would mean a larger than normal influx of casual players who don't care the slightest about PlayStation trophies. And that would be a reasonable assumption, expect it is apparently not the case, because as GameInformer notes, Marvel's Spider-Man has the highest Platinum Trophy rate among major PlayStation 4 exclusives.
At the moment of writing this, Marvel's Spider-Man is sitting at a 10 percent Platinum Trophy rate, which is considerably higher than even the closest next game, Horizon: Zero Dawn, which is at just a little over six percent.
GameInformer provides the following rundown of major PS4 games and their Platinum Trophy rates:
- Marvel's Spider-Man - 10 percent
- Horizon Zero Dawn - 6.1 percent
- Infamous: Second Son - 5.8 percent
- Bloodborne - 5.6 percent
- God of War - 5.5 percent
- Gravity Rush 2 - 5.0 percent
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life - 3.3 percent
- Until Dawn - 2.9 percent
- Persona 5 - 2.4 percent
- Detroit: Become Human - 2.1 percent
- Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) - 1.6 percent
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - .8 percent
- The Last Guardian - .4 percent
While there are other games on PlayStation 4 with far higher Platinum Trophy rates, of the major PS4 exclusives, Spider-Man is comfortably ahead of the rest of the pack.
Why is this? Well, for one, people love their Spider-Man. Two, the game features a pretty straightforward platinum trophy, one that many could stumble across naturally. PlayStation Trophies -- a website dedicated to what its name suggests -- rates the game between a 2 and 3 out of 10 in terms of platinum difficulty.5comments
Three, it doesn't involve multiple playthroughs or any detailed guides or feature that one bronze trophy that is a pain to get like so many other games. In other words, the barrier to entry is virtually non-existent.
And the fourth reason is, people just don't love Spider-Man, they REALLY LOVE Spider-Man, and it turns out people like playing a ton (100 percent-ing) of things they love.
Marvel's Spider-Man is available exclusively for PlayStation 4. For more coverage on the game and all things Spidey, click here.