Was there ever any doubt? Ol' Spidey will colonize any viable platform. Both Marvel
And let's not discount the benefit Nintendo will reap as well. All new gaming platforms possess an ultimate need: A great slate of software to power a selective advantage in the marketplace. In fact, a killer application is the best thing a platform can have; Halo for Microsoft's
Spider-Man 2 won't constitute a killer app for the DS, but it will get things moving for Nintendo, which must ensure that its new portable unit is an unqualified hit in order to maintain its dominance of the handheld gaming arena. Sony
I can't wait to see how Activision uses the two screens -- the primary hook of the DS system. I also can't wait to see how games released by Activision on the DS eventually add shareholder value for investors.
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