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How Sony won E3... at Gamescom

MCV: The current-gen might be approaching the final straight, but Sony is ready for a sprint finish.

Consensus dictates that Sony has “lost” the current generation of machines. Wii sold in sufficiently high numbers that despite the fact it has been dead in the water for over a year, it will not be caught. And while the sales battle between Xbox 360 and PS3 is closer than we might have expected, Microsoft’s American dominance has given it a steady (albeit slight) sales edge of Sony’s machine.

But if there’s one thing we have to remember about Sony is that it’s always slow out of the blocks. The PS3 that was released 2006/2007 bares little resemblance to the console of today

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Hellsvacancy1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

There was nothing at Gamescom for me, it was all Vita and Wonderbook, very disappointing

The Last Of Us trailer wasnt anything i hadnt already seen, then to finish it off they show a Black Ops Vita trailer

That Rain game looked ok, didnt interest me that much though

Sony wont ever be able to please everyone, if they showed loads of new PS3 games, PS Vita owners would be pretty pissed that they missed out

Are Vita owners happy with the content they got at Gamescom?

Edit: I wasnt that disappointed to be honest, i didnt expect much, i did however think Sony would reveal Killzone 4 or show some more Beyond, but they didnt, they revealed Killzone Vita, which is cool, for Vita owners, there just wasnt much there for ME, as 1 single gamer i am

iamnsuperman1414d ago

I think that was the point. E3 was very much a PS3 showing while gamescom was used to reassure the vita/potential vita owners (and the gaming media who haven't been very favourable about the lack of vita content) that there are games (big ones)on the way. I thought it went very well. Rain is interesting concept. I will be keeping an eye out for it

Morrigan-Aensland1414d ago

Sony wins every game show and they've been doing it for years. Video games are about playing video games where quantity of sales are for investers and analysts. Sony normal has the most and compelling new IPs to show

ElitaStorm1414d ago

why there always have to be someone like you bitching about everything?

its like Battle Royal , right now ppl say they want Crash so bad and when they give them they will complain about the the smallest detail

napalmbrainmusic1414d ago

you sound like the most boring annoying person ever. quit whining muppet

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miyamoto1414d ago

I hope gaming in Europe will be as big as in the US. But Sony needs to show Japan Studios & Japanese gamers some love too.

boybato1414d ago

I think that's where TGS comes in. ;p

miyamoto1414d ago

The PS3+PSVita bundle could not come any sooner.

Cologne also assumes increased significance as, alarmingly, if Vita is to get back on track it now looks more likely that this will be done overseas than in Sony’s homeland of Japan, which is increasingly feeling like Nintendo’s home ground.

showtimefolks1414d ago

This is the way i look at it and even their president said the same thing

while at E3 we were all about ps3 at gamescom we are all about Vita.

so e3 ps3 but to be quite honest with you UBI stole E3 IMO but sony had the 2nd best showing or maybe 1A. gamescom sony just blew everyone else out of water. Even if ms or nintendo were there it wouldn't have made any difference. Also at E3 wonderbook was a bore fest but at gamescom i can see this thing working out greatly for sony

iamnsuperman1414d ago

The demo at E3 for wonderbook was just too long especially when the market for wonderbook will not watch the conference. At gamescom it was just right. Short and sweet

showtimefolks1414d ago

i agree and i think what was great was instead of having all the demos on stage they had 2-3 minute trailers for all the gamneplay and stuff and that moves it faster and can get the point across much better

sway_z1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

Okay I get that 'Wonderbook' isn't for everyone....but it is right that Sony should broaden the PS3's appeal....it can't be about just Mature content and FPS shooters....there is a very lucrative casual market out there and it's my belief that families should enjoy a console too...not just the harcore frat...

I won't be getting Wonderbook as I fall into the mature/core demographic, but I have no negative view on this 'Interesting' family orientated title.

Fair's, fair!

*regarding the audience that Wonderbook appeals to wasn't at Gamescom, I agree....but I believe the showing was more press related than anything else.....you have to get the word out some way or another....no?

g-nome1414d ago

Well Sony is trying hard to please everybody with good original content on variety of platforms. Just these days , consumers are so hard to please. And if people prefer another COD, Angry bird , or Mario game , what more can one do.

BitbyDeath1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

"How Sony won E3... at Gamescom"

They showed up!

abzdine1414d ago

they care about gamers and everybody could easily see it. Hardcore games are on PlayStation devices! Case closed!

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