Sony announces the release of new games
Nintendo and Sony are set to go head-to-head with the release of new games featuring iconic characters Mario and Spider-Man, respectively.
Both Nintendo and Sony are heavily invested in two major releases set for this Friday: "Marvel's Spider-Man 2" for the PlayStation 5 and "Super Mario Bros Wonder" on the Nintendo Switch. However, the similarities between these two games end there. They are on rival consoles, and their target audiences are quite distinct.
Nintendo, now in the seventh year of its Switch console, is taking a nostalgic turn by releasing a 2D side-scrolling game, marking its first venture into this genre since 2012. Takashi Tezuka, one of the co-creators of the franchise, has led the development team to introduce fresh power-ups in this game. These power-ups, such as the "Wonder Flower", can propel Mario into surreal new dimensions.
On the other hand, Sony has made substantial investments in the development of "Marvel's Spider-Man 2". The game features graphics that push the technical capabilities of the PlayStation 5 to the limits, allowing characters like Peter Parker and Miles Morales to confront adversaries like Kraven the Hunter and other villains.
It is thus evident that Sony and Nintendo have distinct target audiences in mind with these new game releases.