PlayStation 3's newest bundle pairs it with The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Get the system, a game, and a movie for $269.

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Not content with selling upwards of 7 million PlayStation 4s, Sony has announced a new, Amazing Spider-Man-themed PlayStation 3 system bundle that will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart beginning later this month.

The $269 bundle consists of a black 500GB PlayStation 3 console, a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game, and a voucher for The Amazing Spider-Man movie that can be redeemed on VUDU, the streaming service which, conveniently enough, saw a PS3 app released last year.

This bundle will be released alongside The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on April 29 and is available for preorder now.

In addition to the PS3, the game is also scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, and 3DS; the status of the Xbox One release is up in the air.

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Discussion

55 comments
thegamer00
thegamer00

So this is why the game isn't on Xbox One.  Interesting.

sakaixx
sakaixx

well spidey is owned by sony

Bumblebee1138
Bumblebee1138

First X1 Version get cancelled and now comes a Spidey PS3. Well gang it looks like we got a conspiracy on our hands.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

WOW!!! A PS/Spiderman bundle! Never thought they would do one of those!!!!


Sarcasm, pure sarcasm.

187umKILLAH
187umKILLAH

"sold exclusively at Wal-Mart beginning later this month"

VUDU is only available in the US too, this sucks.  If they offered something similar in my country I'd get it.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

A PS3 superslim with 500GB HDD a pack in game of Amazing Spiderman 2 plus a movie as an extra throw in. For $269.99


This is a great deal. Plus the reason Wii U is getting thrashed at retail. Even the most clue-less soccer mom can see this is a better deal than Nintendo's offering at $299.99


Sony is keeping their promise to support the PS3 for that 10 yr lifespan. 2006-2016 Even the the PS3 is looking long in the tooth it is a better value than the Wii U

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

A Sony product packaged with a ticket to see a Sony movie. Wow! Too bad the movie looks awful. They should have just bundled it with Treyarch's Spider-Man 2 game.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

Whats the resolution of this PS3 version of Spiderman 2 ? Ive heard the xbox one version is going to be 0 pixels  

streamline
streamline

Hey, look, the box says that the bundle is over $40 in value. While technically true, they should say it is over $300 in value so that they can justify the $269 retail price.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

for those who find it strange that Sony is bundling this particular game with their console, remember that the Spider-Man movie franchise is owned by Sony Pictures

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

Xbone can't do this. Oh someone said that already.


Oh and that article picture makes this game look so f*ing sad. Friend or Foe quality view like there.

nparks
nparks

"Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the game that's finally going to make me buy a PS3!"  said nobody ever.

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

VUDU was on PS3 since 2010 not last year I think he means PS4.

kevin_bradley1
kevin_bradley1

If it was a red & blue console with a spider logo, I'd buy it even though I already have a PS3.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Spider-man 2 is still da Best Spider-man game in my opinion but this bundle looks spot-on if you never own a PS3. I maybe a DC guy, but I'm still looking forward to Amazing Spider-man movie on May 2.

Celsius765
Celsius765

was the first Amazing Spiderman any good?


HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

They should have had "PS3" printed in Spider-Man font for old time's sake :P

straightcur
straightcur

Vudu app is only available in the US!!    Sony doesn't care about their customers in any other country

wookiegr
wookiegr

I reported this hours ago when you guys were taking your naps. You're welcome.

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

Do your research. Sony only owns the movie rights to Spider-Man...

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@Megavideogamer I'm pretty sure that Mario Kart 8 is going to get better reviews and better sales than ASM2 game. The movie is worth 5 bucks these days, in digital not even that. So you get an old soon redutant console with lots of space you probably aren't going to need to use.

For a person who is just now looking for oppoturnity to get last-gen console it isn't a terrible deal though. But who of us is that?

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@Megavideogamer  I movie I already own, and a game I don't want.........

One man's trash is another mans treasure. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice bundle, if that's what you're into.

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

@nparks Well its a start at least, but hey theres a ton of great exclusive titles on PS3 thats worth buying one plus the upcoming exclusives coming out later this year/next year like KH 2.5 HD Remix and Persona 5.

shawnalexander
shawnalexander

@kevin_bradley1  i agree, i sold my ps3 for pretty cheap just because i wanted the god of war ps3 bundle, but i would honestly buy this one as well if there were some visual upgrades

straightcur
straightcur

@kevin_bradley1 They are definitely missing the boat on this one.  Not that I would buy it, but how many fanboys and collectors would need to own it.....   People like to have something "special" and unique.  Should do this with all of their "bundles"

thegamearchive
thegamearchive

@EasyComeEasyGo   the film in my opinion was average but i am still looking forward to this game and i hope it was as good as the first game.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

From what I remember, fans say it was good and it almost was just like playing Spiderman 2.

straightcur
straightcur

Funny! I thought this site was from down under.  So I never understand why it is all US, only US, all day, every day?

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@YearoftheSnake5  Meh. They offered a bundle with the first Amazing Spider-Man game so its not surprising. The success of the movie greatly affects the reception of bundles like this too so there's no telling how well this will sell until after the debut.

justinhaywald
justinhaywald moderator staff

@straightcur  GameSpot has international staff with offices in the UK, SF, Boston, and Australia. Our weekly/daily news wrap-up pieces are produced in the AU office (since their morning is the end of the day in the US). But our primary base of operations (and where the majority of our editors and staff are located) is San Francisco--along with the bulk of the Giant Bomb crew. 

Thesuperstar2k
Thesuperstar2k

Amazing spider man movie looked the same just like Spider-man. That's why I stopped watching it at the very beginning on bootleg. /:

wookiegr
wookiegr

@thissonicboom @wookiegr @justinhaywald  Sorry you felt that way. It's a small price to pay to show your support to the greatest of all Wookiees. And to easily and conveniently carry your bologna sandwich around wherever you go.

straightcur
straightcur

@justinhaywald @straightcur Good to know.   But please stop reporting as if all gamers are only in the US.  As you say, you are international.  It doesn't show at all.

wookiegr
wookiegr

@justinhaywald @straightcur  I figured the slow news day was because Phil Spencer stopped by the office and gave everyone cold hard cash to not report anything bad about the Xbox One or positive about the PS4.