Exciting news for web-slinging enthusiasts! Marvel’s Spider-Man 2’s limited edition PS5 has been swinging off the shelves like never before, leaving eager fans with a dose of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). As the launch of the highly-anticipated superhero sequel looms just a few months away, Insomniac Games has already whipped the fandom into a frenzy with tantalising trailers.
The Buzz Around Spider-Man 2’s PS5 Edition
The trailers featuring multiple playable characters, including the iconic duo – Peter Parker and Miles Morales – all set to enthrall us with their exhilarating adventures. But that’s not all! The involvement of the notorious Venom symbiote in the story has us tangled in a web of curiosity and anticipation.
As the original Spider-Man game and the thrilling Miles Morales spin-off soared to soaring heights of popularity, it was only natural for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 to ride this wave of excitement in every way possible.
Frantic Frenzy: Pre-Order Rush Leaves Fans Empty-Handed
Insomniac and Sony, in a cunning move, unveiled a special edition PS5 console earlier this month, boasting a striking red-and-black shell with the eerie symbiote slithering its way into Spidey’s iconic logo. Pre-orders for this web-slinging marvel officially kicked off on Friday, with the grand release date set for September 1st. However, it appears the console’s popularity has spun a tangled web for eager buyers as the Spider-Man-themed hardware has swiftly swung out of stock across multiple storefronts.
In the blink of an eye, mere hours after pre-orders were flung wide open for the Spider-Man consoles, several retailers have left fans hanging with sold-out signs on their virtual doors. Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, Target, and more – all listed as “sold out.” Even Sony’s own PlayStation Direct storefront has thrown up the “currently unavailable” sign for both disc and digital versions of the sought-after console.
In the Grip of Anticipation: PlayStation’s Virtual Queue Challenges
The PlayStation team has had to spring into action, even deploying a virtual queue to accommodate the massive wave of customers yearning to catch their slice of the PS5 action.
Some disgruntled fans suspect that the sneaky bots may have swung in, snatching up the limited edition consoles in the blink of an eye, given how swiftly they vanished. Others claim that the console and covers vanished into the ether as soon as sales were revealed, leaving us to wonder if they were ever properly listed in the first place.
Rest assured, PlayStation’s team has issued a reassuring notice to those in the virtual queue, pledging their hard work to ensure the console and covers will soon swing back into the arms of enthusiastic fans.
But hey, the excitement doesn’t end there! For some regions in the Middle East, the wait for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 may stretch even longer. Gossipy rumours swirl of possible delays in countries like Saudi Arabia, where stricter laws regarding LGBTQ+ representation could be causing concern.
Speculation abounds that the game may require some snips and tweaks to comply with the region’s regulations. As anticipation builds, fans across the globe eagerly await the chance to web-sling through the thrilling adventures of an iconic superhero.
Mark your calendars, fellow Spidey lovers! Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will unleash its heroics on October 20th, exclusively on the dazzling PS5.
Source – Comicbook
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