‘Treat yourself to 19 inches of Venom’ declares PlayStation UK – and much smirking ensues

Screenshot of PlayStation UK tweet urging people to treat themselves to 19 inches of Venom

Twitter has been having a field day with PlayStation UK’s saucy ’19 inches of Venom’ innuendo.


There’s a collector’s edition of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 on the way which includes a 19-inch statue of Venom battling with Peter Parker and Miles Morales. All fine and normal, we’ve seen plenty of collector’s editions like this before.

But then PlayStation UK put out the following tweet:

Treat yourself to 19-inches of Venom and more with the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Collector’s Edition.

Immediately, users across Twitter (or X, to give it its new, emo name) spat out their coffee mid-sip and reached for their meme generators as ‘Venom’ began trending. What a rare treat in these corporate-sanitised times to receive such a saucy innuendo from a major games company, the kind of Carry On-level euphemism that would make even Kenneth Williams gasp.

Gamespot managing editor Tamoor Hussain imagined Disney’s PR executives desperately struggling to snatch the microphone from PlayStation’s saucy community manager.

Meanwhile, others were imagining how Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man might react to 19 inches of Venom.

Others’ thoughts turned to Venom actor Tom Hardy.

And so on and so forth – including plenty more quote tweets that are far too rude to show here.

You can already imagine the stories J Jonah Jameson might publish about all this.

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