After all the E3 2017 press briefings are over, many outlets and gamers like to argue about who won E3. Well, let’s examine some basic factors when it comes to “winning E3”. Who had the best games? Who had new reveals? Who had new hardware?
CRAZY.......not good crazy.
I thought it was going to say xbox.com but I was wrong
I don't think a Microsoft focused website is the most neutral media platform to judge that Microsoft won E3!
IMO Sony > Microsoft > Nintendo. Exclusives count the most in my books and everything I was impressed with at MS was multiplat.
they are right about the clear message - the message that xbox has no new great exclusive games coming out.
Sony A- Nintendo C+ MS F
MS Power is basically an Xbox site so it might as well say xbox.com
Babadook - Exclusives matter why? Some of the best games I've played have been multiplat - or 3rd party. Look at Anthem, it looks great. Battlefront 2, looks great. Sure, it's nice having the games like God of War, Horizon, Uncharted. But, I just enjoy great games. Doesn't matter where I play them at. Although, to be honest. It's pretty cool to have a PS4 for those great games - it'll be cool to have a xbox x to play the awesome 3rd party games, as well.
I think I have bunch of xbox fanboys following my comments and downvoting them.
I didn't think Microsoft or Sony won the E3. Both had some pretty lackluster conferences that left many gamers scratching their heads. @OmnislashVer36 UbiSoft - B Nintendo - B - Microsoft - C + Sony - C + Bethesda - C - EA - D +
I think Bethesda's was worse than EA's.
They were all pretty lack luster IMHO.
Coming from a shill Microsoft website, what else where you going to say? You have to say Microsoft won, because that's what pays your bills. If I want truth, or facts, I'll look elsewhere. FYI Microsoft didn't win anything at E3 this year.
No, clearly it was PSVR who won E3... /sarcasm
Who said that?
I did, Nyxus, hence the "/sarcasm". Let me guess, you think Sony won E3 by showing a bunch of PSVR shovelware and a handful of known exclusives? Maybe it was the Shadow of the Colossus cash grab because Sony wants you to pay for BC by buying their games over again? Yeah, great show. MS showed off as many exclusives this year as Sony did, plus another 1 1/2 dozen timed exclusives that will carry the system until next E3. Oh yeah, and they showed that their promise of True 4K gaming on 1X is a reality, with over 100 4K titles already confirmed.
@ TheCommentator: For me Sony had the best show because they showed the most games that interested me. It really is that simple. I don't care about VR btw.
It's the same thing every year, Sony fans will never admit Microsoft will ever win and vice versa. I think Ubisoft won
You know you suck at sarcasm if you have to say "/sarcasm" at the end of your post.
Can't wait for Sony's presentation next year, can hear all about God of War, Spider Man, Death Stranding, Detroit, Shadow of the Colossus! (feel free to copy/paste this post for the next 2-3 years)
Hey I will have customers come in to specifically buy PS4s to play God Of War, Spiderman, Detroit, Uncharted Lost Legacy and Horizon Zero Dawn + expansion though. Whereas other than the yearly Forza no one is going to come to me to buy the Xbox One S or X for the crap that MS showed. Also if indie games and no new AAA games is what floats your boat, but, 'Exclusive Console Launches' are 'Exclusives' too. Lol.
Fair enough Nyxus. I appreciate that your tastes differ from mine and I respect that. For me, 1X blew me away this year. FM7 looks like tons of fun, I finally got to see how great SoD2 is going to be, Sea of Thieves is growing better by the day as it's release approaches, and Crackdown 3 looks like a return to form. I'm stoked by everything MS showed. I was disappointed that they didn't show off anything new though. Still, there's no question that the 1X reveal in conjunction with the exclusive/launch exclusive lineup beat Sony's lackluster focus on VR this year. Edit: Inzo, you know there would be people who thought I was serious about PSVR stealing the show shis year, because there's way too many stupid readers around here to not identify when sarcasm is being employed. Edit 2: Chevalier, can you play Metro when I can on my Xbox? I still have plenty of great games that you won't play on your PS4 this year, so MS has plenty of AAA exclusives over the next year to keep my attention.
Those VR games looked so trash lol
@DivoJones pretty funny man, seeing as tho every big exclusive MS announced was at last year's show too... @TheCommentator "Let me guess, you think Sony won E3 by showing a bunch of PSVR shovelware and a handful of known exclusives?" Pretty funny youd say that when MS announced a bunch of indies, which the fanboys gave Sony nothing but sh!t over in the past, and every single exclusive they announced except forza (which every gamer expected) were all known exclusives as well. But yeah, keep your head in the sand.
Lol. Metro Redux is the best you got seriously? A 3rd party time exclusive is your idea of awesome? While you play that we will have God Of War Spiderman, Days Gone, Shadow of the Colossus, Detroit so missing a single AAA games does not equal that. You know your reaching when all you got is a timed exclusive. We will play Metro at some point, you won't be getting PS4 exclusives at all. Lol. So yeah we got all our exclusives and your 'timed exclusives' too. Your an idiot if you think a timed exclusive matters that much.
It's not the only game, obviously, Chevalier. I already mentioned why I liked MS 1st party IP, and Metro was a lot of fun to me too, sorry you didn't like it. Congrats on Shadow of the Colossus, btw. an old game Sony will make you buy again instead of having BC. Like I said, I've got plenty of games to play that, as a PS4 owner you guys won't, if not forever then at least at launch. I'm happy with MS' offerings, you go be happy with Sony's if it suits you, But the only ones sticking their heads in the sand are the ones who think Sony had more exclusives shown at E3, timed or otherwise.
Shadow of the Colossus is a full remake. I look forward to playing it as I haven't played the original when it was on the PS2. Microsoft really did not impressed me this year. They showed 22 "exclusives", 20 of which were timed exclusive indies. I also hated how they tried to mislead people by saying "exclusive" every time a game was shown when it turned out to be a timed exclusive only. I was interested in seeing more of Crackdown 3 only to have them show a 2 minute trailer that wasn't impressive. Sea of Thieves looked interesting... until Skull and Bones made it look like an indie game. There were a few highlights like Ori and Cuphead, but overall, it was disappointing.
Yeah no problem at all. I own an Xbox One S as well. The X isn't worth it too me. The indies I got both my S and a much better PC so no problem there. That's kind of the point MS got such a bad selection and you don't need to even own the system to play. No real reason to get one. Whereas PS4 you ACTUALLY need a PS4 to play those exclusives. As for Shadow of the Colossus its a complete remake and yeah its better then all the garbage stuff at the MS conference. For the few things that I do want from the Xbox conference I can get them on PS4 later as they are all Exclusive Launches. Not actual exclusives.
Hearing them say "Exclusive" every ten seconds in an obnoxious voice was hard to swallow. What makes matters worse is just about none of the games were exclusive, so I had to hear that voice over and over for nothing. Call it petty, but that made their show an instant fail for me. Your show can't be a winner if you make it unbearable to watch...
Exactly... I dont which was harder to stomache, the word exxxclsive orr that smirk on phillip spencers face
@Dog OMG cry some more so much whining and crying all the time its annoying. Its crazy how ppl are widely negative about MS on here on the daily basis. MS didn't win imo if MS thrown in at least 1 or 2 AAA exclusives it would of taken their show to to new heights. MS conference was passable obviously not the best at all but passable.
That wasn't even a clear message, when you saying it's an exclusive but really isn't one.
Nah, let them pretend they have exclusives. It'll lessen the blow, lol.
@Inzo You kind of have to have "/sarcasm" at the end of a text post, genius. It is kinda hard to discern sarcasm over text.
I agree. /sarcasm
@FullmetalRoyale That was hilarious 😂
thats definitely your opinion. i was at e3. the one x had a lot of buzz. sony's show was last years sony show. show a bunch of great looking games that you'll get to play 2 years from now on inferior hardware. sorry. i dig god of war but i also dig all of my other games running their best. the definitive multiplatform performance crown will no longer belong to sony.
ROFL You guys are insane.
Let's face it you was not at e3, like being in school again wth kids telling blatant lies
The difference is going to be marginal, but if all you care about is multiplats I guess that's the way to go. It's not a good enough incentive for me to buy a brand new console though.
Sony didn't win anything at E3 this year either. There were easily better conferences then Sony & Microsoft's.
I don't think any company can "win" these conferences. You're going to like what you're going to like. I think both Sony and MS were reserved in a good way. On topic, I think MS delivered what they needed to: the games. I can't wait to play PUBg on console and Black Desert Online.
yup , liked more microsoft than sony, only games i like from sony was the zombie game and spiderman, just saw detroits gameplay and it seems to play like watchdogs with funny running animation
Detroit might be more comparable to Heavy Rain than watchdogs.
Great conference as always. Microsoft have lead the charge in console prowess and has very high leading support for there Xbox one X system. Launch exclusive such as Crackdown 3 and Forza 7 in 4K as well as updates to 30 titles such as Gears of War 4, Killer instinct , Forza Horizon 3, Halo wars 2 and Minecraft being patched in native 4K brings a surge of positive outlook for Xbox gamers. Sea of thieves and State of decay 2 looked great and will be killer titles for early 2018.
State of decay looked like an indie game, sea of thieves could be fun but it also screams low budget
It looked great on the mixer app in 4K. Not gonna argue hear about that. If you weren't on it it was a completely different experience.
State of decay doesn't scream AAA or 60$, but 40$ seems more reasonable. Its more of an arcade game and Its going to be a fun game to play with my friends.
SoT was looking OK. Not into the MP stuff, but did like how it looked compared to last year. Could have done without the childish narration, but other than that, it was OK.
You're clutching at straws bud.
This really sounded like a poorly written Microsoft press release statement! Lol try harder bro
You lost me at "Great conference as always."
doesnt matter what games you like to sony fans , everything that MS does is wrong to them , they need validation for there ps4 purchase
I don't know how you say who "won" E3. It's like idiots grading the NFL draft. We'll know in a couple of years how well these shows went. I for one hope all to succeed whether it's a system I game on, or not. I hope all gamers enjoy their games and systems. I thought MS's show was great and I'm looking forward to a ton of games coming up... It's funny, after a couple of days of the hater dust starting to settle. You're starting to see the positive responses to MS's show and positive feedback from the game demos. So much to be excited about!!
Esp when stating EXCLUSIVE for every game before it started... That surely did it 😂 /s Weve learned that when ms says exclusive, what it really means is timed exclusive...
you don(t need messages to win a mid gen E3 you need games.
Microsoft showed off a bunch of games I want that I can play on PS4 and/or PC I.e. Metro Exodus, Assassin's Creed Origins, Anthem, and Middle Earth Shadow of War Glad I watched it
So true... Like how can the ms e3 make sonys stronger? By showing games that are also comming to the ps4 😊
Exactly this. They didn't show anything to make me believe I Needed an Xbox, S or X. All they showed were a bunch of games I'll be able to play on other systems. And a few games that will hit Xbox first, but I'll still be able to get elsewhere later. Meanwhile Sony showed off a list of games I can only get on PlayStation. Sure they didn't unload and show everything I'd hoped they would. But Sony also had a large presence at TGS, where they unveil games. Plus, they also hold their own yearly event, PSX, where they continue to announce even More games!
All about opinions. Sony got the games, MS got the hardware. Both good but not great at E3 this year.
I wish they would stop pushing sea of thieves down our throats. Looks so lame and corny to me. I wouldn't download it for free on Xbox live.
I don't know about winning but it was fun for the most part for me. Ashen, Anthem, Crackdown and Sea of thieves really got me excited, also the 4k support and OG Xbox BackCompat. Gave me enough of a reason to get one. Ubisoft was fun in Places. Sony was wavy, some good some ok, but ended really strong. Nintendo hit a home run. Short and sweet. But thats just like my opinion man.
Aside from being persuaded to get an Xbox I kinda agree with most. That may change if next year when my PC will require an upgrade whether it makes more sense to do that or see what the current situation of games is looking like on X. I was in the back of my mind getting a Switch at some point as I'd like to try Zelda and wait it out for the MH game but now the new MH is coming to the main market that's thrown a spanner in the works.
The switch is a real surprise, I love it. I got it for Zelda and I am not disappointed, my lunch breaks just fly by. I wasn't planning on getting anything else till Mario but now there is even more reason to have one. I actually find myself spread too thin at times when there is something to play on all platforms, between the ps4, X1, Oculus and switch I'm never out of options but often left choosing what to do and end up doing nothing, lol.
I would agree. I think they were all good but none of them were great, even Ubi and Nintendo this time around. EA still kinda stunk but anthem and battlefront 2 looked good. I think the hardware was the deciding factor.
amen. its funny. ms is doing a lot of things right and people just hate. sure. they don't have as many exclusives as sony right now. but thats a dynamic situation and its already changing. they've been doing a lot of things right. they've been listening to gamers and have put their focus back into the console, less into the tv. they ditched kinect and now they've solved the power disparity problem. they've changed return polices, pay wall policies, offered a streaming gaming service at a fair price and expanded backwards compatibility, if you can't acknowledge any of those things as steps in a good direction then you just simply don't want to. i think ms has absolutely been making strides to be great. in 2 years when multiplatform games all perform better on xbox and devs start loving the performance and capability that it brings, hopefully some people can grow up and chill the F out with the negativity and just enjoy some badass gaming capability. #firstWorldProblems.