I mean, is there any real need for me to do this?
Earlier today, I said that Microsoft put on a solid show at E3, and that Sony had two main chances to either win or lose E3 – price and DRM. Now, it’s been revealed that the PS4 will be a whole $100 cheaper, despite being more powerful, and that the PS4 won’t have any of the DRM and authentication problems that the Xbox One has. There, they’ve won. End of.
Of course, it didn’t stop there – there was a big new IP revealed, awesome first party game trailers, more indie games than you could shake a Wiimote at and the megaton Japanese Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts reveals.
This was an absolute battering, only made even more impactful when you consider that Microsoft has announced their biggest IPs, while Sony still have Naughty Dog’s second team, Sony Santa Monica, Guerrilla Games’ second IP, LittleBigPlanet 3 and more still set to reveal.
Of course, ‘winning’ E3 doesn’t always mean that the console will perform better at retail, because hardcore game titles often have a limited audience. But, with a huge number of gamers either unable to connect every 24hrs, or simply not wanting to, huge swathes of consumers will be attracted to the PS4 as the only viable choice of next gen consoles (well, there’s the Wii U). Plus, as Sony learned so painfully this gen, price does matter, considerably.
Sony won E3 and, if they play their cards right, they could win Christmas.
So much for this.