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E3: 2010 Sony and Nintendo literally go head to head

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all hope to win E3. A lot of the companies strength derives from how well its respective press conferences are perceived by the public. After the conferences are over everyone goes to the main show floor to check out everything that was announced. Here is where things get interesting.

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Noctis Aftermath2716d ago

This E3 is gonna be a blast.

dangert122716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

there last few E3 where sickoning this one will only be abit better i think with showings of zelda and metroid before they show us wii music 2 and them soft core caual games why do casual buy so many games that not causul there shit gamers lol

my money is on sony
microsoft a close 2nd

Chubear2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Every E3 MS uses multiplatform games to showcase 1/2 or 3/4 of their presentation. Sony on the other hand uses ONLY PS3 exclusives for their presentations.

This year MS is going to have to use ONLY 360exclusive games as show pieces if they want to show they're still in the game. Using celebrities to try and get people to buy multiplat games for their system is not as effective as they thought.

They're "Big Bang" can't be another multiplat game. It has to be a true 360exclusive. Natal is a whole other story. They're going to have to show off some pretty insane gaming IPs to make up for the red ball vids they've been flooding the net with and it's going to have to be hands on to the public and/or general media. No more staged segments or getting one media house into a back room to help with marketing efforts.

If they show only party type games for the thing then it'll confirm to me they're definitely looking to go the Nintendo route with their next system.

facelike2716d ago

"Every E3 MS uses multiplatform games to showcase 1/2 or 3/4 of their presentation. Sony on the other hand uses ONLY PS3 exclusives for their presentations"

Last year, Sony had Assassins Creed 2 at their press conference.

WhittO2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Its true, 95% of the Sony presentation is of First Party Exclusive games (like Uncharted 2 or God of War 3 etc), when 95% of MS are Multiplats (like MW2 or Rockband (lol) ).

They get people talking/buzzing for the wrong reasons, not because the games they have shown look to be amazing etc, but because they have stolen another exclusive that has gone multiplat, which is not what E3 is about.

Edit: There is only so much they can take and they are almost out of multiplat exclusives, so I am wondering what they will have to shock people at this E3.
Could it actually be an original/exciting game they are developing exclusively for their console ?!!? :O

Enate2716d ago

They are running out but I'm betting that's probably still what they are betting on.

1. FF XIII VS going multiplatform god I hope not this game needs to stay exclusive for many reason.

2. Zone of the Enders 3 going multiplat and revealing its development.

3. MGS Rising timed exclusive either game or dlc or something.

If none of that happens I can't think of anything else they could do that would upset the balance.

ThanatosDMC2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

ZOE3 multiplat would not be as good if it's not made only for the PS3. There will be a limiting factor and that'd suck.

But yeah, i dont see why MS wouldnt want to buy out some time exclusivity to stay afloat or ahead with games. Yeah, i agree especially with FFv13... it's SE after all.

If they make a Wii HD, they better put MHTri on PS3 and 360.

Chubear2715d ago

but if I'm wrong then pls PM the vid of last year's Sony's E3 where Ubisoft or developers of AC2 came on stage and did a presentation piece.

Sony NEVER had a presentation for AC2. They made mention of it (which was rare for Sony) cause they had a deal with Ubisoft on promoting the game a bit more on the PS3 but there wasn't a presentation for it just more like a mention piece.

The most you'll see of multiplat games during Sonys E3 conference is honorable mentions or clips shown during montages.

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oricon2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

I just want to see Zelda this e3 not really excited about microsoft and sony, since sony has already put out the franchises i want, e.g. God of war 3, uncharted, metal gear, so this year is mostly new franchises for Sony which will be exciting to see.

xabmol2716d ago

The Last Guardian

Oh, and LBP, GranTurismo, Socom don't do anything for ya??

oricon2716d ago

What i mean is new games we've already seen those games in some form and i dont really like socom, but really, i really want to see what direction they take Zelda, Zelda has been a big part of my gaming history.

R2D22716d ago

Nothing that Sony or Micro can show can top my all time most loved game franchise in the world.

xabmol2715d ago

Each new game since OoT has been going downhill. Z:TP was meh...

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deadreckoning6662716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

"my money is on sony
microsoft a close 2nd"

Didn't know E3 was gunna start given out trophies this year. E3 is an EXHIBITION...not a COMPETITION. Nintendo isn't even after the same market as Sony and Microsoft.

Edit: Wait...people here are saying that Microsoft is scared??? WHUT? Marius...wheres your source? Do you have a direct quote from Greenburg himself? U kno wat...don't even answer. The mods ill take care of u.

Noctis Aftermath2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

E3 has always been a competition(well at least for this generation), after everything has been announced and shown, people tend to compare the big three and decide on who had the best showing AKA who won.

Montrealien2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

ok, so alot of people staying in the fanboy war I see. Let`s face it, the reality here is thatall three console makers will be trying to win us over and in the end, no matter how you look at it, we all win, as gamers. Here is what I think this year`s E3 will look like, in a Nutshell. Major speculation ahead.

Nintendo will announce a new Zelda and a Wii HD and in a way, steal the show. they will also talk about how much crap they are selling and pretty much pleasure themselves in public.

MS will announce, with a bunch of celeberties who don`t care for gaming, a new 360 Slim with a bunch of new Natal games and hopefully a ythe official name for Natal and the family gold pack I talked about in my blog.

Sony will announce a price point for Move, a few exclussives, but I don`t expect anything too suprising from Sony this year, however I would love to be proven wrong.

and a bunch of little suprises here and there from the big three and game companies.

Silver3602716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

don't care about the hardcore right now they care about that market that Nintendo has tapped into. Nintendo has sold close to 73 million consoles. In the meantime MS that launched a year before is at only 40 million and Sony that launched at the same time is behind by 35 million.Looking at those stats you can see why hardcore gamers don't matter to either company right now. Oh they will care about us again when the new consoles launch, but until then they figure they have our money automatic. To them the war is over that huge casual market so our opinions don't matter. It is Oprah and Good Morning America that matters to them.

webeblazing2716d ago

idk sony always seem to push casual games especially on the ps2. but they never put they eggs in one basket so i dont get whats all this casual maket talk that that everybody started saying games is games maybe cause nintendo start blowing out the comp and its to downplay them. idk do casual means kiddie games or something cause these type of games been here for the longest.

waltercross2716d ago

I Know it appears like Sony is tapping the Nin market and in a way they are.
However, Sony Mentioned that This Motion Tech that Nin uses in the Wiimote
and that the Move will be using is the Gap between Hardcore and Casual
gamers and if you think about it, It makes sense, So what Sony is doing
is making this Tech work well with Hardcore games.

Will they pull it off? We'll see.

Solidus187-SCMilk2716d ago

but already were seeing the lame "who won E3" articles. The only winners will be the gamers.

fr0sty2716d ago

um.... sony and nintendo ALWAYS set up right next to each other, at every e3 i've been to since 2006 (save for 07, as that was a clusterf%*#k spread out across santa monica).

R2D22716d ago

I want to check out E3 this year but I am not from the USA. Does any one know if you have to make reservation in advance to go to E3 or is just show up type of thing. Also do you have to pay to get in?

waltercross2716d ago

I Think you do have to pay, It uses tickets to get in I think, Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Only Media and high profile people need to make Reservations I think.

ThanatosDMC2715d ago

If Nathan Drake shows up in E3, i'll be pissed since i'll be drooling for the game for months.

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LordMarius2716d ago

lol, Is Microsoft scared?

Dannagar2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Microsoft is in a different hall. All these companies have been in the same places for years. EA is always at the entrance to the South Hall. Microsoft is always at the far end of the South Hall. Sony is always at the center of the West Hall. Nintendo is always at the right of Sony. It never changes. Microsoft isn't scared.

LordMarius2716d ago

so they been scared for years?

Christopher2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Actually, in 2008 Sony wasn't in West Hall and Microsoft had a small venue in West Hall north of Nintendo.

But, these are the same locations as last year.

2008 South Hall: http://www.gamesetwatch.com...

2008 West Hall: http://www.gamesetwatch.com...

Edit: Great that someone disagrees with empirical evidence, but 2008 was the one year that everything went to hell and the year that they decided afterward to bring back the old E3s. In 2005-2007, the other years I've gone, Nintendo and Sony were similarly positioned in West Hall as always, though the floorplan was a bit different and there's wasn't a 'main isle'.

Double Toasted2716d ago

Nope, I just think they have a different style of ego than the other two.

Dannagar2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

I've been going to E3 since 1999. Sony and Nintendo have been side by side every since I've known. Author is an E3 Noob.

Motion2716d ago

You don't "win" an expo. You may have a better or more impressive showing, but that's all. Unless I am unaware and they do have judges who give the companies prizes, and each CEO gets to stand up on a ranking pedestal at the end...The whole "winning" aspect just seems like fanboy agenda to me.

Double Toasted2716d ago

Ummm...yeah...that about sums it up.

Solidus187-SCMilk2716d ago

because we get to see all the sweet games we can play.

R2D22716d ago

I can see a Sony/MS fanboy jumping up and down on his sofa after E3 screaming we won mama we won.

Christopher2716d ago

Drama where there isn't any. It's the exact same locations they both had last year, nothing more. This isn't them going head to head, this is both of them keeping their prime, main aisle large venues and nothing else.

Check out last year's map below.

http://cache.gawker.com/ass...

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