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Sony says Spider-Man has the power to help them reach 100 million units in PS4 console sales

Sony CEO Shawn Layden says Spider-Man is “the biggest chance” to broaden the pie that is their customer base.

SaveFerris2585d ago

Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.

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darthv722585d ago

Sony hasn't done to well in the movie department when it comes to Spiderman but i have faith in Insomniac more so than Sony. The game looks great and Insomniac has not let me down yet.

MegamanXXX2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

Actually I think Homecoming is about to sell like hotcakes just because of his name and trademark. But I do agree with you that Sony has been struggling a little in the movie department in the past and lately. Spider-man and James Bond always helps them out a lot in revenue.

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Omnislashver362585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

Homecoming looks like garbage. Tony Maguire still the best Spidey. Andrew Garfield was decent. This new one is turd though.

That aside the game looks epic.

BlackTar1872585d ago

Toby and Garfield were bad.

Lol two pet names

LAWSON722585d ago

Depends how you look at it, Spiderman 1-3 were huge and box office hits.

leeeroythe3rd2585d ago

Insomniac does make fun games. I didnt like the qte of the shown footage ... hopefully the rest of the game will provide depth

darthv722585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

Maybe i should have said, Sony hasn't done to well in the movie department when it comes to reboots. Their first and 2nd SM movies were okay, the 3rd and subsequent reboot / sequel not so much. Now this will be their 3rd try at making a go of the SM license. It's certainly can't do any worse than ghostbusters (that may be a bit tender still for some people.... *cough* bigboss *cough*).

Obviously that's the movie side of Sony though but they are trying to tie in the marketing of the game with the release of the new movie and vice versa so they do sort of go hand in hand (or web in web).

Genuine-User2585d ago

That's just not true. The only shoddy Spider-Man movie since Toby McGuire is Spiderman 3. Spider 1,2 and the amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 were good movies.

thekhurg2585d ago

No darthtroll, this spider man has nothing to do with the homecoming movie.
No darthtroll, this spider man game being published by Sony has nothing to do with the movies distributed by another division of Sony.

Minimox162585d ago

@ Genuine-User
Im totally agree with you! but other people seems to hate amazing spider-man/
On topic, I believe this is possible, since i heard a lot in instagram and Youtube about non playstation User want soo bad this game, and the only place to play it will be in Playstation.

AspiringProGenji2585d ago

What does this have to do with the movie?

jugo142585d ago

what? I loved the first three spiderman movies. I thought they did fine. If I remember, they made a ton of money too.

donthate2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

Spiderman does look great.

@omni

agreed! Toby Maguire is the best Spiderman. I don't like the reboot either.

Goldby2585d ago

@Omnislash

Tom Holland is actually the closest to date to the personality of Peter Parker.

Toby's focused too much on the photography side, and andrews focused more on the science side with quirky jokes.

because Toms character is the younger actual high school version of Peter Parker, the smack talk he has more aligns with the comic books. perfect example is when he stops the winter soldier's punch, he remarks how cool the arm is while making it look like its but a simple paper weight

darthv722585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

@genji... "What does this have to do with the movie?" are you not familiar with marketing tie-ins? The movie comes out soon and no doubt the success of that movie will spark interest in spiderman merchandise as well as games. What better game to get that attention than this one right here? Best part is Activision has no part in this. It's all Sony as the publisher.

Did you really need to have it explained?

@khurg, read my comment here to understand why yours is trollish... not mine.

@omni, Tobey was a good PP in the first two movies. The 3rd... not so much but that is the problem of them trying to hard with the emo side and venom. I liked the idea of venom but the way they handeled it wasnt thought out properly. And sandman felt tacked on.

Lately i have been watching the original late 70's spiderman live action tv show on youtube. Man that really takes me back. Cheesy but good.

MetalSuccAttack2585d ago

All rights to Spiderman movies and video games are owned by Sony since the PSOne.

AdmGenAladeen2585d ago

Every time I come on these boards I come across one of your comments that somehow, someway is more stupid that the previous one. It takes talent to do what you do and I gotta admit you're damn good at it. I got one question though, how do you manage to get even more stupid after every comment? There's gotta be a bottom line to your stupidity, right?

MetalSuccAttack2585d ago

"Layden’s strategy isn’t to steal business from competitors, but rather to draw more people in the world of gaming, thereby growing the consumer base. "

Well said! This is the only way to do it well- to not compete at all instead carve your own path and be successful in your own terms.

Shawn knows that competition is a meaningless war. Success is as simple as doing what is good for the gamers, the game makers and the gaming industry.

This is what made the PSOne a breakthrough success in the first place-it did not compete with Nintendo or Sega for their own captive markets...PlayStation made its own market.

darthv722585d ago

@metalsuccattack, nothing wrong with what you said but I am just going to change some context and you let me know if it makes sense (just for fun)

"Iwata's strategy isn’t to steal business from competitors, but rather to draw more people in the world of gaming, thereby growing the consumer base."

Well said! This is the only way to do it well- to not compete at all instead carve your own path and be successful in your own terms.

Iwata knows that competition is a meaningless war. Success is as simple as doing what is good for the gamers, the game makers and the gaming industry.

This is what made the Wii a breakthrough success in the first place-it did not compete with MS or Sony for their own captive markets...Nintendo made its own market."

Again, this was just for fun, nothing personal.

AdonisIsBeast2585d ago

Marvel stepped in to handle Homecoming after Sony reached out to them because of their lck of success with the franchise as of late

Mikey Mike2585d ago

darthv72.... SONY hasn't done well with Spider-Man movies...... Are you serious?!?!
Spider-Man $821,708,551
Spider Man 2 $783,766,341
Spider Man 3 $890,871,626
Amazing Spider-Man $757,930,663
Amazing Spider Man 2 $708,982,323

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen2585d ago

@Darth72
Your rambling is getting worse with every post you make. Just stop.

I agree with Shawn Layden. After seeing the footage of the game, how could anyone disagree?

trooper_2584d ago

Uh, last time I checked, Sony's still relevent in the movie industry.

Inzo2584d ago

The first 2 Maguire Spidies were very good with Spiderman 2 by far the best one to date in both movie and game but from Spiderman 3 it was down hill but this new game seems set to blow people's minds.

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DarXyde2584d ago

The original Spider-Man trilogy has every movie in the top ten grossing superhero movie franchises of all time. What are you even talking about?

Dark_Knightmare22584d ago

Why do you come to Sony articles just to troll are you that bored

subtenko2584d ago

Sony still makes a boatload of money..... a lot of the movies I see the title "Sony Picture" "Sony Picture" "Sony Picture" "Sony Picture" I'm like dang. They do a lot