Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man 2 is expected to be a holiday success, but the game’s predicted high sales are a must for PlayStation. After a period of poor financial performance by Sony as a whole, Spider-Man 2’s inevitable success is expected to save the season.
As reported by Bloomberg, investors are putting all bets on the new PS5 exclusive after Sony’s film and camera divisions failed to hit targets. While Sony has blamed the poor financials on the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, stock prices have still fallen.
The success of the PlayStation 5 hardware has been the saving grace of the company as both film and camera technology takes a dive. Alongside a predicted 25 million console sales by the end of the financial year, the release of Spider-Man 2 is expected to save the company in the eyes of investors.
“All eyes are now on how Sony can grow PlayStation subscriber numbers and the release of Spider Man in the fall,” said analyst Serkan Toto. “That game absolutely has to deliver in order to carry Sony through the holidays and into 2024.”
Insomniac’s Spider-Man sequel has already become one of the most anticipated PlayStation games in years. With Limited Edition controllers, faceplates and more already being scalped online, the hype is certainly there.
Despite taking more than a few cues from past Spider-Man games, the game is described as taking the PlayStation 5 hardware to its limits. With a new open world, raytracing and a revamped combat system, it truly does look like an exclusive worth raving about.
Spider-Man 2 finally releases on PlayStation 5 on October 20th, 2023. While the game is currently exclusive to PS5 consoles, a PC port is also expected to release sometime next year on Steam and the Epic Games Store.