Nintendo handled E3 better than Sony, Microsoft

GGG argues that Nintendo's new strategy of having a pre-recorded video, plus several days of live streaming game demos, was a better way to handle the massive gaming event than Sony and Microsoft's traditional E3 approach.

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BullyMangler1643d ago ShowReplies(3)
jcnba281643d ago

I thoroughly enjoyed the Treehouse live streams over the last few days. It really extended what is normally a short E3 experience. Also the Smash tournament was fun to watch, minus Geoff Keighley lol

TekoIie1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

"Is my mic on?"

For a few minutes I genuinely thought the crowd was ignoring him XD

SpiralTear1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Nintendo was just faster. There were barely any breaks in momentum during the digital event. No sales numbers. No stats in player count or service population. Just games. And even after the event ended, Nintendo steadily introduced fresh news as the days went on about new or upcoming projects. It felt constant and you never knew what would be announced or demoed next from them.

I never felt like I was waiting for Nintendo to do something cool at E3 this year. They just...did it and it was awesome.

NewMonday1643d ago

they will not talk about stats when the stat are negative.

and this is not "whose got talent", it's not about presentation, it about content and Sony had the most to show

SpiralTear1643d ago

I'm not saying that Sony didn't have much to show. They clearly did, especially Bloodborne, Let It Die, and Uncharted 4.

However, the almost non-existent Vita coverage and that big, noticeable lull of corporate rhetoric from Tretton's replacement was not something worth ignoring. Also, a lot of the stuff shown by Sony was leaked beforehand and wasn't a surprise at all. Uncharted 4 was not a surprise.

I don't know about you, but I don't watch press conferences to hear about how many PS4 cameras were sold last year. When Sony showed the games, it was absolutely stellar and I kept watching, but you cannot deny the fact that the excitement in that room came to a screeching halt when Tretton's replacement came on stage.

spacecat50501643d ago

Sony had the most to show?? No, they did not. Nintendo had the most just because what they showed can only be played on their system which by default beat sony on principal. Sony showcased multiplats, dlc and timed content. I guess if you want to include that as most content then yea.

but then again Nintendo released more online directs that focused on third party games, and then another that was about 3DS.

so not only did nintendo have talent but they had way more content...exclusive content.

Exclusives, that buzz word this site loves to throw around when its convenient.

Servbot411643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

What content did Sony show? A bunch of pre-rendered footage and timed DLC? Yeah, great content if all you care about is graphics.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1643d ago

they didn't because it wasn't needed

NewMonday1643d ago


- the show is not just about you, the business side is an important part of E3 and they impressively kept it around 30 minutes.

- PSTV is the Vita coverage, and plent of new games on the show floor which is what the show is about, plenty of media outlets already covering them.

- as for the surprises the same can be said about Zelda and X everybody new about them, but Sony did have surprises nobody expected like LBP3, No Mans Sky, Grim Fandango, Let it Die, ABZU


all games on the Sony show will not come to WiiU..ALL of them

Tito081642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

@spacecat- Like every E3 before it, Sony doesn't usually show everything, because this is their second E3 and didn't show any footage of Driveclub, only on the booths, because they have to give room not only to 3rd parties, but also to indies, and there's also Gamescom and TGS to show the rest of their stuff, if Nintendo showed most of their first party games in their video, it is a no brainer they're really lacking 3rd party support, and for a company that has so much money, and could not afford to have their own show floor, they could have done it like MS, who went fully to show games. If Nintendo had 3rd party support, better sales, a bigger and active online community, they would have talked all of that in their conference surely.

bobacdigital1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Not all those games are even exclusive to that Sony or even MSFT they also get ported to PC... BF Hardline, COD AW, Assassins Creed, Batman, Mortal Kombat, GTA 5, Tomb Raider, Fary Cry 4, Starwars Battle Front, Criterion Game, Project Cars, Dead Island 2, EA games and more I have not listed.

I watched the show from a PC / Wii U gamer POV and what I saw from both MSFT and Sony didnt impress me as much as Nintendo strictly because I will have access to roughly 80% of the games they spoke about on PC. Most those games will hit steam at one point and will have 20 to 30% price drops within the first 6 months like every pc game.

I think Both MSFT and SONY had great conferences and Nintendo surprised everyone. I think people are just angry Nintendo was able to overshadow Sony and MSFT with first party alone.

SpiralTear1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

That's not the business side. Saying how much your camera sold is not what people came to see. It has nothing to do with me either. Can you honestly say you enjoyed hearing Tretton's replacement talk for that big chunk of time? Did you hear the complete silence from the audience when free-to-play games were mentioned? There was no obligation for Sony to talk about that. They could've done something else instead of break the momentum and keep people waiting for anything new or interesting. They're so well-known for dropping bombshells at their E3 conferences, so that dead air segment was all the more intrusive.

And PSTV is not Vita coverage. That's not a new game, a AAA exclusive, or a solid partnership from a major franchise leader. It does nothing to improve the Vita's library or support from devs, and the stuff on the show floor? Where was the exclusive content? Where were the games that will get people to buy the system as a GAME system and not a REMOTE PLAY system? You buy a system for things you can't get on another and that's the Vita's biggest weakness, a weakness Sony only reinforced at their show.

No Man's Sky was already announced, no real surprise there. Let It Die was a CG trailer that really didn't say anything about the game itself (though I am a Suda 51 fan). A Skyrim-esque Zelda, a clay-aesthetic Kirby, a creative multiplayer shooter and Bayonetta collection were surprising. Scalebound was surprising. The Grim Fandango re-release was surprising. All of those were exciting because we weren't given any real facts to go on. A leaked image/video is evidence of a game's existence, so it's hard to be surprised at a reveal of Uncharted 4 when the developers themselves already confirmed it exists on Twitter.

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AKR1643d ago

Honestly they stole the show hands down. I was quite surprised how Sony goofed up - considering how much they've been full-mooning MS with a giant troll-face. It's rather hypocritical when you think about it.

Speaking of MS; they didn't do quite a bad job. Minus Dance Central.. *shutters*... Their conference wasn't half bad. Ubi's own was passable. But EA and Sony can just go and take the walk of shame.

marloc_x1642d ago

The crowd was pretty quiet after The Order had been shown..
..but, that Mega Man final smash!?

randomass1711642d ago


I think it's an honest opinion to have, even though no one expected. Nintendo had a fantastic show, not a worrying one and now there is a lot of enthusiasm for Wii U that I haven't seen on the internet in a long time.

Eonjay1643d ago

Given the expectations I think they did very well. I enjoyed the show as a whole, but we need to learn to contain the hype. Oh and the leaks too.

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