DIY Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 Faceplates: Fans Respond to Scalpers with Creativity
- Oliver Michael
- 07 Aug 2023
Marvel's Spider-Man 2, set to release later this October, creates quite a splash among fans. Sony has been gradually unveiling new information about the game, adding to the excitement. As part of the game's marketing strategy, Sony released unique DualSense controllers and PS5 faceplates. Due to the limited availability of these items, stock depleted rapidly. However, this has led to some inventive responses from the fans who were unable to secure the official merchandise.
Two Reddit users, Equivalent_Task5515 and tamanui1202, have taken matters into their own hands by creating their own Marvel's Spider-Man 2 faceplates. Equivalent_Task5515 posted an image of their homemade faceplate, bearing a striking resemblance to the official product from Sony. Simultaneously, tamanui1202 shared a video showcasing their custom faceplate. While they were successful in obtaining the Marvel's Spider-Man 2 DualSense controller, they couldn't secure the faceplate. As a result, they used the black PS5 faceplates as a base for their creation, while Equivalent_Task5515 seems to have employed the default white one.
Their innovative efforts have been met with praise and admiration from the Reddit community. Users have congratulated both creators on their final products, with some even inquiring if tamanui1202 would accept custom orders. The striking resemblance to the original Marvel's Spider-Man 2 faceplate has left many users in awe, with requests for a tutorial on the precise method used to recreate it. On the other hand, the personal touch in Equivalent_Task5515's creation sparked a debate on whether the official plates are worth their high asking price. Regardless, the consensus was that the DIY creations were impressive.
Scalping, a common issue during the release of limited-edition items, has led to these Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 consoles, DualSense controllers, and faceplates being sold at exorbitant prices. The release of current-generation consoles was significantly affected by this issue, and it seems to have persisted with the release of these limited-availability items. However, it's heartening to see fans respond with creativity and resourcefulness, creating their own versions of the coveted items.
As more fans might be unable to secure the official merchandise, it will be interesting to see if this trend of creating custom faceplates continues. This could potentially inspire a new wave of fan-made merchandise, adding a unique and personal touch to gaming consoles. Perhaps this is a silver lining, reminding us that sometimes, creativity can triumph even when faced with the frustration of limited availability and inflated prices.