With the three main press conferences over the inevitable question arises: Who won? Well I'm going to break down the big three and see if I can come to a decision.
Sony did Hands down
Nintendo did. Sorry. Sony second place. Edit: This new console is BIG. Its one thing if they keep with the same type of Wii games but they are bringing Sony and MS types of Hardcore games making Wii U a strong contender in the war to become the front runner for our livingroom. Everybody considered the console war mainly Sony and MS but now Nintendo is a contender.
how they focused on a horrible controller yet again and said nothing on console specs
It's a hard question to answer straight out.If you go by "WOW" factor it would probably be Nintendo for Wii U...but that is something for next year (most likely Holiday 2012), so now knowing that information, it has to be Sony that won. Simply because they have the PS Vita coming THIS year along with NUMEROUS games THIS year. The one thing I am going to also add is that I think Sony can have the real jump here...because if you think about it the PS Vita should (in theory) do/offer the same exact innovation that the Wii U controller has showed (in terms of connectivity & interoperability). The difference being is that Sony has it THIS year. It's something people really need to start pondering, discussing & having an open mind about.
EA won. They'd kept showing games instead of bla bla bla talk.
they all sucked someone smack the retard who said this was going to be the biggest E3 ever
qface, you have earned a bubble. -We are watching
i agree i CANNOT believe i actually got sucked into all this BS hype this was the worst E3 in a long while overall all around im giving this E3 a C
yeah easily and sony's was a grade B at best. What a joke of an e3. Microsoft and Nintendo can kiss my ass. People here probably know me as being harsh on sony but they just annihilated the competition.
lol are you kidding me? Sony didn't have shit this year. Dust and Sly Cooper, oh joy.
With Nintendo's prerendered BS videos and HD upgrades of Wii shovelware? Other than that all they showed was that they finally caught up to the PS3 and 360 with a console. Nothing more or less. The controller was the star of Nintendo's show, not the system.
Actually you forgot about Uncharted 3 Resistance 3 PSVista PSVista Games All the move games so shut your mouth and think before you say dumbass
no one won really, all were kinda disappointing :/
Sony by miles
Sony by a mile.
. Gamers that's who.
No, E3 was very mediocre and boring this year. I'm in no way excited as a gamer. New consoles please.
I think this guy's got it right. Things are looking pretty good for the future of gaming. And hey, E3 still isn't over just yet.
MS, Sony then Nintendo in a distant last. My god what did I just see lol.
I seriously thought nintendo was going to win. In the end sony beat M$ and nintendo.
@Cloudberry: Amen to that. But as far as companies go, Nintendo. Period.
Wii U-tang clan aint nothing to f&^k with but sony won...slightly
Close toss up between Nintendo and Sony. I'd say due to the fact Nintendo hasn't released any specs or pricing on the WiiU, I'm giving it to Sony.
Nobody. They all sucked, and it was the worst E3 I've ever seen. That being said, Wii U has potential, and Sony has the most content for core gamers. Microsoft might as well have not even showed up.
I like how the only person who said MS is a troll. Anyways I'd say Sony and Nintendo are about even. Sony had a big winning point with the $249 price of the Vita. The presentation was kind of lengthy though, with a bunch of hosts talking about random things (Tretton's tie?). Also they didn't show off too many new IP's or anything as opposed to last years E3 timetable. Nintendo started off good, delved into terrible terrirory and they redeemed themselves with the Wii-U console. I'd give them a B for the games (mainly because the Wii-u games shown were all multiplats). I know they will have exclusive games, its a shame they didn't show any though. Also the idea of playing a game such as Battlefield 3 with a tablet seems a bit wonky to me.
Nintendo showed a new console? All I saw was a controller and a bunch of sequels.
I really hate these topics but among the big three my ratings would be something like this: Microsoft IED: Too much Kinect for me, zero announcements for new Kinect-less exclusives, multiplat demoes, Gears 3 yet again, embarrassing Kinect demoes with unconvincing merit. Poor third-party Kinect representation; what about those core games that some Japanese developers showed at TGS 2010, like Steel Battalion? Possible to draw inferences on Microsoft's priorities based on how they spent this Kinect time. Wasted time on more crap unrelated to gaming. Halo: CE remaster is nice. I lack confidence in Halo 4(it isn't Bungie). Overall Microsoft seems confident Kinect will sustain Xbox 360's life cycle and increase profitability by an order of magnitude. Probably will. (D+) Sony Computer Entertainment: Good decision to keep the PSN apologies brief and move on. Nice Uncharted 3 demo. Unimpressive Resistance 3 demo. Some good new Move support, but wasted time on demo for NBA 2K12, and Midieval Moves is uninspired (too similar to the original PS Move prototype showcase from E3 2009). Sly 4 isn't developed by Sucker Punch, but Sanzaru instead; I lack confidence in them. Dust514 looks mediocre as a shooter, but the idea of a persistent world with EVE (PC) is compelling. PS3 announcements were totally absent; big disappointment especially after all that speculation on new exclusives. PS Vita first-party launch software seems good enough. Also: I realized Sony desperately needs to get more charismatic speakers for these press briefings; too many neckbeards and mouth-breathers from their first-party studios. Disappointed by lacking third-party representation for Vita. $249 price is excellent, well done. AT&T exclusivity is a mistake and I don't understand why they'd limit themselves like that. Overall I waited for something totally mindblowing, and by the end, all I got was a good Vita price. Would've liked some presence from Sony's chief innovators like David Cage, Fumito Ueda, or thatgamecompany. (B) Nintendo: I feel there may be too much Zelda happening but whatever. 3DS first-party support seems excellent, third-party seems alright. WiiU still confuses me; I guess it's neither purely a controller nor portable. Stationery hardware itself looks okay. Mobile controller's circle pads (why not analog sticks?) are disappointing. Not convinced by Nintendo's dedication to establishing a strong, social online ecosystem like Xbox Live. Wanted a price; didn't get one. First-party support is highlighted by SSB, but overall should be fine. Third-party support seems off to a good start but I'm still thinking it will tail off as we approach the Xbox 360 successor and PS4 in the coming years. I will praise the attempt to find new ways to play, though. Overall well-handled showcase with Mr. Fils-Aime displaying self-assurance that I found difficult to question. (A-)
Where's your grade for Nintendo?
It was A-
Im not going to say who won, I'm just a little disappointed in Nintendo's Conference. F*ck it, Sony won, but not by much honestly
my grades for each are Microsoft D+/C- -Kinect...kinect...kinect... -want more core games (Halo 4 was a plus tho...maybe) -who cares about tv..i have cable Nintendo B/B+ -new system! Wii U (lol like a university) -not enough games showed -need more info Sony B+/A- -could have used more games, but started with a bang -no agent, FF13V -Did have Dust, Star Trek, and ea deals -PSVita(prices are perfect, tons of games, endless fun!) all in all this E3 was pretty slow for all...we knew everything that was going to be there and thats what prolly stole must of the thunder.... but i give sony the best show...you cant win e3 its not a competition its a press conference..and i think they had the most to show and talk about. cant wait to buy the new Wii U and the PSV! now we jsut have to wait till next year for E3 2012 lol XD
Yeah, this E3 was pretty boring. Nothing to get too excited about. But to be honest, most of the games I want for the next year and a half have already been announced. Seeing more of those games was enough for me as I have seen next to nothing so far. I expect to see more at each companies individual events they hold every year, and TGS/GDC. Like I was saying before tho: Gears of War 3, Resistance 3 Twisted Metal, Uncharted 3, 3 or so different HD Remake packages of fantastic games, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, Starhawk, Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect 3, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Halo 4 and much more coming within a year or a year and a half and people really expected a whole lot more? I'm satisfied with what I've learned, and what I have coming. My wallet will barely be able to handle anything when you put PSVita into the picture as well. So I think I'm ultimately satisfied when it's all said and done.
No bias here but I think Sony might have just shaded it the reason being, the new Nintendo controller looks crap! I was so excited that we can finnaly get to play a HD Zelda but with that Nintendo/iPad2 controller I fail to understand what Nintendo are doing here. Nintendo have the best codenames for their console projects but their execution since the last great Nintendo home console the N64 has been awful!! Microsoft as always an epic fail (better than last year though without the circus act!). EDIT: Gotta say I'm super pumped for PS Vita, the gaming line-up and price point hit the spot, can't wait!
It's a tough call between Sony/Nintendo. I'm gonna say Nintendo won for me because their new console Wii U is just an amazing piece of technology. Controller is like a more advanced DS with 2 analog sticks something the 3DS doesn't have which sucks big time. HD Visuals on Wii U are really impressive. (I don't know whether their better or on par with PS3/Xbox 360 I couldn't tell by the Zelda Screens.) Nintendo completely neglected the Wii to focus only on Wii U/3DS. I like the potential of what Nintendo is offering with their next console and I hope it's not too expensive.
MS, Sony's, and Nintendo's were pretty meh.
Nintendo. E3 is all about surprises. Who had the most surprises? Nintendo.
Sony won E3 this year,Nintendo second,Microsoft was lame!!
this years, e3 was ruined by all the speculative articles from no name blogs that constantly contribute to N4G. after reading some of the comments regarding the big 3, even there most diehard fans were disappointed, highs microsoft: as a halo fanatic the halo ce remaster and start of a new trilogy was the best thing to come out of the conference sony: $249 for a PSV, psv game line up resistance sharpshooter support will finally make me buy one, 3d display for 499 is awesome nintendo: wasnt expecting much but a solid release date for zelda and mario kart 3ds Lows Microsoft failed to sell me on kinect again, the focus on kinect was lackluster sony.... no syphon filter 4 reveal, no david cage reveal, no guerrilla games reveal nintendo... very little info on wii u overall grades: sony B+ sony made the ngp affordable to everyones suprise, exlusive line up still superb nintendo B the nintendo has finally convinced me to buy a 3ds microsoft C.... i've always defended microsoft.. but man kinect is in way to much focus
Sony's new TV was more interesting hardware than Nintendo's new console, and once again Nintendo's games are all titles I lost interest in about 20 years ago. Microsoft... well... lol. Sony gets the win even though they showed far less than I hoped.
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