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Sony Hopes the Upcoming Spider-Man Game Will Help the PS4 Reach the 100 Million Mark

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It’s up to you, Peter Parker.

Sony had a large presence at E3 last week and the company had lots of great games to show off such as God of War, Days Gone, and Call of Duty: WWII. Sony finished its conference by giving us a look at the upcoming Spider-Man game in action.

The gameplay certainly looks great and this could well be the best Spider-Man game ever made. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Sony president and CEO Shawn Layden stated that he believes the upcoming Spider-Man game is the company’s best chance to broaden the appeal of the PlayStation 4.


“Well, like I tell my sales guys, the first 60 million is the easy 60 million,” said Layden. “To get to [100 million], it’s about how do we grow the pie?”

Sony’s strategy is to bring more and more to the PS4 so there is more content that will appeal more to a wider audience. He explained that gamers in the EU tend to favor “social type of games,” and there are studios currently working on that.

“But for us in the US I think the biggest chance we have to broaden that pie is with a game like Spider-man,” said Layden.

“Spider-man is probably the best known comic book character in the world and we can take that title – and the way that Insomniac has hit it out the park in realizing that character in a way that finally Spider-man plays like you want him to play – I think we can bring people into gaming who may not be there yet through the power of that kind of character.”

Only time will tell as to whether the Spider-Man game is a hit, but it no doubt looks promising and has a lot of people excited. The game is slated for an early 2018 release.

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