Marvel's Spider-Man hits Best Buy top-10 in September along with Apple dongles

2 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts, News

Sony's ($NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 exclusive hit videogame Marvel's Spider-Man graced the top-10 Best Buy sales ranks for all of September at spot 10.

It's rare to see videogames in the top-10 sales ranks for all products at Best Buy, but this game, developed by studio Insomniac Games and published by Sony, reportedly sold more copies in its first week than any other game in 2018. It was also the fastest-selling videogame based on Spider-Man, according to those same reports.

This is especially impressive given that the game hit retail shelves one week into the month and competed with virtually all other products that Best Buy sells, including computers, audio gear, and even cables.

Speaking of cables, Apple's Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Adapter continues to sell extremely well, and was the fourth best-ranking individual item sold at Best Buy in September, just as it was in August.

The dongle has been a consistent best-seller for Apple for well over a year, and September is no different than previous months. And, good news for Apple: it will likely continue to sell well — or better — given the fact that Apple's latest iPhones no longer come with the adapter.

Name

Category Rank (Average)

Days Ranked

Amazon - Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - Black

12.48

27

Apple - AirPods - White

13.48

27

Best Buy - Total Tech Support Yearly Membership

16.56

27

Apple - Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Adapter - White

25.37

27

Internet Security  (3-Device) (6 Month Subscription) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS [Digital]

28.41

27

Office 365 Personal (1-User) (1-Year Subscription - Auto Renew) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS

34.07

27

Webroot Internet Security + Antivirus 2018 (3-Device) (6 Month Subscription) - Android|Windows|iOS [Digital]

36.74

27

Apple - EarPods with Lightning Connector - White

45.70

27

Google - Chromecast - Black

47.26

27

Marvel's Spider-Man - PlayStation 4

48.78

27

Apple - 3.3' Lightning to USB Cable - White

51.22

27

Smart Choice - 6' Stainless-Steel Washing Machine Fill Hose (2-Pack)

52.96

27

Dell - Inspiron 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

58.74

27

Apple - MacBook Air®  - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Silver

59.11

27

Office Home & Student 2016, 1 PC (Product Key Card) - Windows

64.26

27

Smart Choice - Stainless-Steel Refrigerator Waterline Kit Required for Hook-Up - Silver

64.85

27

Sony - PlayStation 4 1TB Console - Black

65.00

27

Smart Choice - Semi-Rigid Dryer Vent Kit Required for Hook-Up - Silver

65.33

27

Sanus - Premium Series Advanced Tilt TV Wall Mount For Most 42" - 90" TVs - Extends 5.75" - Black

66.85

27

Apple - 6.6' Lightning-to-USB 2.0 Cable - White

68.15

27

Amazon's Fire TV Stick continues to be a number-one at Best Buy, with it being at the top spot month-over-month since the start of 2018. Meanwhile, Apple's wireless AirPods earphones continued to move, as did Microsoft's Office 365 and Best Buy's own tech support membership subscription.

Another notable entry to the top-20 for September was the Dell Inspiron 15.6-inch laptop, which, at $309 on sale, was likely an inexpensive back-to-school favorite.

For comparison, the August top-20 are listed below:

Name

Category Rank (Average)

Amazon - Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - Black

10.79

Apple - AirPods - White

15.34

Internet Security  (3-Device) (6 Month Subscription) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS [Digital]

16.97

Best Buy - Total Tech Support Yearly Membership

19.00

Apple - Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Adapter - White

25.52

Office 365 Personal (1-User) (1-Year Subscription - Auto Renew) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS

35.25

Webroot Internet Security + Antivirus 2018 (3-Device) (6 Month Subscription) - Android|Windows|iOS [Digital]

39.14

Apple - MacBook Air®  - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Silver

43.97

Apple - 3.3' Lightning to USB Cable - White

46.41

Avengers: Infinity War [SteelBook] [Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [2018]

49.25

Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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