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Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Despite Microsoft's messaging missteps of late, E3 won't be an easy win for Sony. Here's what it needs to communicate next week.

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JoGam1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

Sony has been in the console business for some time now. No company is perfect but what they provided past generations was amazing. Looking at this generation with all the AAA games released and the just released game The Last of Us and with Beyond Two Souls and GT6 fast approaching, along side of the release of the PS4 with games like Killzone Shadow Fall etc,..... Yup they still have a lot to prove.."roll eyes and walks outside".

TongkatAli1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

Jealous fanboys, that is all. Seriously if Sony sucked and was weak in gaming we would be calling them out a long time ago, but there is this thing called reality.

PS + is epic and will own anything for years to come.

Bring on the disagrees Jabronies, at least i have a company who kisses my ass giving me hundreds of dollars worth of free shit and you're paying your master for each dollar and cent.

Playstation fans are the bosses not Sony.

abzdine1962d ago

for me Sony has nothing to prove all they have to do is keep showing and focusing on games. Plus they have PS4 to show for first time and that only is gonna steal the show

buddymagoo1962d ago

Sony has proved over the last 3 generations that they bring the exclusives and games are pretty much all I want. That and FREE online!!

What more could you want???

Army_of_Darkness1962d ago

That the xbone is Not for gamers.

MajorLazer1962d ago

PS4 will satisfy all my gaming needs :D

shoddy1962d ago

Sony have enough proof for me to get ps4 day one.

Killzone
Cloud gaming
And more games

DragonKnight1961d ago

Guys, it's CNET. Nothing to see here.

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Rusty5151962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

The only time Sony ever fucked up on the video game side was the launch of the ps3 and the quickly turned that around. When you compare the playstation brand to other console brands, they have almost a flawless track record.

Anon19741962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

And really, was the PS3 launch screwed up? If you look at the numbers, even at it's high initial price point the PS3 was pretty much on par with the PS2 launch numbers for nearly two years, until the recession hit and that's where the two charts diverge. And at the same time, the PS2 was still selling. A lot of people tend to ignore that fact. When you consider Sony was moving two home consoles instead of one, even against both the Wii and 360, Sony moved the most home consoles with the the PS2/PS3 double whammy. People like to say that Nintendo came out on top in consoles sold, but who really sold the most home consoles in total when you factor in the PS2?

Sony already proved what they need to. Their focus on is squarely on the gamer. They just need to stick to that message as that's what gamers want, and they're the ones watching E3.

Rusty5151962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

@Darkride66: I don't really care about sales. I think overall quality is more important. But it's an interesting fact nonetheless. I didn't know that.

Mikelarry1962d ago

exactly i was so pissed off at Sony arrogance that
i went out and got a 360. is it me or does it seem every console gen one of the big three makes the dumbest move to let the others win.

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Utalkin2me1962d ago

Well they do have alot less to prove then MS. So i think they will be ok.

cannon88001961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

Sony is going to show over 40 games across the ps4 ps3 and vita. Exclusives, indie games, and free to play games. 40+ GAMES!!!!!

I hope sony has flood insurance because there's gonna be oceans of jizz in that conference.

yesmynameissumo1962d ago

Sony has nothing to prove. I don't see them shitting the bed in the same way MS has. I mean, GEE-SUS!

ZombieKiller1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

they dont have to prove shit to me....the past is proof enough that Sony is and always will be king.

Besides I don't have to be that "entitled"
Sony has proven in the past what they are about....even when they were the so-called underdog. They are about games.

so am I....which is why the PS4 will be mine on launch day despite whether or not they "prove it" to me. lol since when are we so entitled to find out anyway? Who cares? At least they aren't taking after MS.

Don't deny YOURSELF the awesome experience that is PS4 because they didn't "prove" anything to ya....

4 is greater than ONE

Karpetburnz1961d ago

Yes, and we should all thank Sony for what they have given us, they have given us the opportunity to engage and indulge in this loving culture, Thank you Sony for being there for us and showing us the way.

The loving way is the Sony way.

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dedicatedtogamers1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

Oh. Gee. A Cnet article. This should be balanced. Their forecasting and predictions ALWAYS are unbiased and ALWAYS look at the big picture.

" E3 won't be an easy win for Sony. "

Compared to....what? I mean, to what standard are we holding Sony against?

"Sony hasn't really shown that many compelling games that won't be available on the Xbox One"

Spin that damage control. Sony's conference showed off a glut of games, and it's silly to dismiss them simply because you think they might be available on Xbox One (source? link? quote? interview? Oh wait, you're making stuff up)

"If Sony intends to sell to more than the 74 million customers that bought a PS3, communicating that your PS4 can be your one stop shop all your living room entertainment needs will be paramount."

Says who? Microsoft PR? Every gen is a Reset Button. There is no guarantee whatsoever that the all-in-one approach will automatically be more successful than the gaming-focused approach. This guy is literally inventing concepts out of thin air and calling them fact.

Smoovekid1962d ago

"Sony hasn't really shown that many compelling games that won't be available on the Xbox One"

What games have Microsoft shown? Sony has 6 F2P games that are not going to the Xbox. They had a good amount of exclusives at the reveal, and they are also getting exclusive content for Watch Dogs and Destiny.

Prophet-Gamer1962d ago

But, but Microsoft has 15 games!! That means they're better even though we know nothing about them!!! /s

Unicron1962d ago

"Says who? Microsoft PR? Every gen is a Reset Button. There is no guarantee whatsoever that the all-in-one approach will automatically be more successful than the gaming-focused approach. This guy is literally inventing concepts out of thin air and calling them fact."

Sadly, expect this idea to be spun into the new "victory" line for this generation though thanks to, exactly, PR. Don't be surprised to hear that it's BAD if your system doesn't have a TV tuner or some other malarky.

DARK WITNESS1962d ago

what is funny is how much of a reverse the beginning of last gen was.

MS started off being the hardcore gamers console. Sony was accused of having a system that was more of a media device(bluray, web browser, etc) and lacking in games.

Over time those roles swapped and this new gen is starting where they left off.

in my opinion sony only needs to do two things.

a. They need to make sure they don't run with any of the same sort of policies as MS with the xbone.

b. They need to come in at the right price point. If they come in cheaper and don't have all the restrictions on content and just continue to focus on games

loulou1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

"inventing concepts out of thin air and calling them fact"

i dont know why, but when i read that i immediately thought of the fanboys on here who except every negative rumour as fact.

and lets be honest here. i loved the multiplayer on kz2, but it aint nothing more than another generic shooter. and infamous is nothing special either.

new i.ps what no one has played are exactly that. and we dont know how good they will be. all in all, sony didn't really show too much in feb. and ask any one that is not a pathetic f'king n4g fanboy, and they will say the same.

i do think that e3 will be where we see the goodies.

one last thing. using the fanboy-infested gutter community of n4g is not a way to guage how people thinking about the services the xbox 1 will have to offer.

yes on n4g it is nothing short of the worlds worst invention. but out there in the real world, you know, the one that is not populated by fanboys with cheesy-helmets through too much stroking looking at pictures of Kaz. people might actually be excited by what m$ are offering.

like i said, the cheesy-helmeted fanboys are not a true reflection of what is going on

JoGam1962d ago

E-3 and SO-NY, E-3 and SO-NY...... Lol

Seriously though, I hear u. Lets be truthful, Sony is on the roll.

nycgamer4ever1962d ago

Loulou

Ok so lets use reality to see who needs to prove something. The last two year MS havent been pushing exclusive games and new ips just like the end of last gen. You still have to pay to play online. They show no gameplay during the reveal of xbone. Ever since its been bad decisions after bad decisions. Now we have this itunes wananabe that everyone hates and still no word on games. Negative rumor after negative rumor and most have been on point.

Sony has been on a roll. A new console coming out soon and still dropping exclusives left and right just like the end of the last gen and the previous. Not to mention seemingly everyday there is news of more games coming to all THREE platforms. Not to mention PS+ which is causing huge backlogs for gamers everywhere. The reveal show way better specs and gameplay from sequels and new ips plus already there are 5 f2p at launch! There is nothing but love from developers both big and dmall and the hardware is better.

I don't have an issue with the xbox 360 as I used to have one but its clear as day and the writing is on the wall.

Even if the ps4 implements some of the same things as the xbone it would still be the better console because of Sony.

When it comes to games by bet is on Sony.

DragonKnight1961d ago

@dedicated: You pretty much said what I was going to say. Sony have nothing to prove at E3. MS have handed E3 to them on a gold, jewel encrusted platter.

""Sony hasn't really shown that many compelling games that won't be available on the Xbox One"

Yes, because inFamous, Drive Club, and all the 1st/2nd party games shown at Sony's reveal and announced afterwards are coming to the Xbox One. Great "journalism" Cnet.

"If Sony intends to sell to more than the 74 million customers that bought a PS3, communicating that your PS4 can be your one stop shop all your living room entertainment needs will be paramount."

Pardon? This is straight out of Microsoft's "official PR response" handbook. Microsoft JUST proved that people don't want this garbage. Has Cnet staff been blind and deaf for all the backlash? What kind of idiot actually believes this drivel?

*Xbone defenders storm in*

CONVENIENCE FIRST, RIGHTS NEVER!

MikeMyers1961d ago

"MS have handed E3 to them on a gold, jewel encrusted platter."

Then why are you popping up everywhere telling people not to support the Xbox One? If Sony has it in the bag you wouldn't feel so threatened by that system.

"Sony have nothing to prove at E3."

If Sony is giving you everything then again why are you so vocal against what Microsoft is doing? You act like you don't have a choice one minute and then tell everyone don't worry, Sony has it in the bag and won't be doing everything you don't like what Microsoft is doing.

It's hilarious seeing people in panic mode while trying to come off as confident. The Xbox One will be coming out whether you want it to or not.

Back to the topic, Sony does have a lot to prove. Them saying they will leave the used games and DRM up to publishers means the same issues are likely to be played out. On top of that Sony has already adopted their own form of DRM on the PS3, it's called online passes. Who's to say they don't expand that to the single player component as well?

They also have to prove what Gaikai means and if it will even be ready at launch. They also have to announce a price at some point. Will they continue to support Vita or will it just become a peripheral for the PS4? Will they show a bunch of games only to have a lot of them years away from ever coming out?

Just because they proved themselves already to you doesn't mean they have to the average consumer. We already seen all the excitement here on N4G about the Playstation Vita and look at how that transpired into real sales. We also keep seeing people salivate over PS3 exclusives and snub Call of Duty only to have PS3 owners actually do the opposite.

But please keep being a shill for Sony, I'm sure one day they'll actually pay you for all your effort trying to keep the Xbox brand from being competitive.

DragonKnight1961d ago

"Then why are you popping up everywhere telling people not to support the Xbox One? If Sony has it in the bag you wouldn't feel so threatened by that system."

Ah look, a wild short-sighted shill has appeared. Before I address this point further, question. You do know that E3 is ONE event right?

"If Sony is giving you everything then again why are you so vocal against what Microsoft is doing? You act like you don't have a choice one minute and then tell everyone don't worry, Sony has it in the bag and won't be doing everything you don't like what Microsoft is doing."

Once again, proving your short-sightedness. I've already explained this to you several times.

"It's hilarious seeing people in panic mode while trying to come off as confident. The Xbox One will be coming out whether you want it to or not."

Who's panicked? You're using the wrong "p" word. The word you're looking for is pissed. The fact that you don't want to see that the Xbox One poses a problem for everyone merely reinforces your shill status.

I mean, take a look at the true extent of being Xboned. http://venturebeat.files.wo...

"Back to the topic, Sony does have a lot to prove. Them saying they will leave the used games and DRM up to publishers means the same issues are likely to be played out. On top of that Sony has already adopted their own form of DRM on the PS3, it's called online passes. Who's to say they don't expand that to the single player component as well?"

No, they really don't. Microsoft have f***ed up so badly that Sony could stand outside of E3 with absolutely nothing and a sign that says "come on, at least we're not Microsoft." The only people that think Sony have anything to prove are shills like yourself.

"Just because they proved themselves already to you doesn't mean they have to the average consumer. We already seen all the excitement here on N4G about the Playstation Vita and look at how that transpired into real sales. We also keep seeing people salivate over PS3 exclusives and snub Call of Duty only to have PS3 owners actually do the opposite."

The average consumer doesn't need anyone to prove anything to them. Flash some convenience in their face, give them the ability to play fantasy football, and they couldn't care less beyond price. Sony has nothing to prove.

"But please keep being a shill for Sony, I'm sure one day they'll actually pay you for all your effort trying to keep the Xbox brand from being competitive."

You are so terrible at this that you have to resort to attempting to turn my own characterization of you against me. Too bad you fail at that as well. But hey, keep trying. You only prove yourself to be further and further up MS'... well I think everyone knows where.

MikeMyers1961d ago (Edited 1961d ago )

"Ah look, a wild short-sighted shill has appeared. Before I address this point further, question. You do know that E3 is ONE event right?"

Survey says, no answer.

"Once again, proving your short-sightedness. I've already explained this to you several times."

What's behind door #2 Monty? Why no answer.

"The word you're looking for is pissed. The fact that you don't want to see that the Xbox One poses a problem for everyone merely reinforces your shill status."

At what? You act confident the PS4 will allow you to do what you want and have the content you want. Sounds strange you would be upset.

"No, they really don't. Microsoft have f***ed up so badly that Sony could stand outside of E3 with absolutely nothing and a sign that says "come on, at least we're not Microsoft." The only people that think Sony have anything to prove are shills like yourself."

Really? Seems to me you are the one who is upset, not me. Odd considering Sony is supplying you with everything you want. You see, those who expose confidence don't run around with their heads cut off acting like the world is ending while telling people the PS4 has everything you need and that Sony will not be doing anything to be worried about. Confident people don't pay attention unless they feel threatened.

"You are so terrible at this that you have to resort to attempting to turn my own characterization of you against me. Too bad you fail at that as well. But hey, keep trying. You only prove yourself to be further and further up MS'... well I think everyone knows where."

Actually it doesn't work on me. Call me what you like. I look forward to the PS4 and what they show at E3 on the Xbox One. See, life is good. Me not upset, you upset, me not know why, me not care, me happy.

EDIT below.

Relying without actually replying, that's one approach.

DragonKnight1961d ago

"Survey says, no answer."

Haha, nice. Trying to employ superior tactics. But, too bad you've failed. Thanks for admitting you had no idea that E3 was just one event though.

"What's behind door #2 Monty? Why no answer."

Oohh, and here I thought you had improved. Damn son, you seem to only be successful at failing.

"At what? You act confident the PS4 will allow you to do what you want and have the content you want. Sounds strange you would be upset."

Oh look, you tried to Tai Chi the subject. Creative, but fruitless. You fool only yourself with that maneuver. As if anyone would think we're talking about the PS4 but you. You really overestimate yourself and underestimate everyone else here don't you?

"Really? Seems to me you are the one who is upset, not me. Odd considering Sony is supplying you with everything you want. You see, those who expose confidence don't run around with their heads cut off acting like the world is ending while telling people the PS4 has everything you need and that Sony will not be doing anything to be worried about. Confident people don't pay attention unless they feel threatened."

Oh look, still trying to Tai Chi the subject I see. But um, why did you completely go off topic with your comment there hmm? You didn't address anything I said and then made it about you? Did pose the question "I wonder what a Microsoft shill feels about this?" *scans comments* No... Nope, not seeing that question anywhere. Hmmm. Well I think you and I are reading two very different things here.

"Actually it doesn't work on me. Call me what you like. I look forward to the PS4 and what they show at E3 on the Xbox One. See, life is good. Me not upset, you upset, me not know why, me not care, me happy."

When did I ever mention anything "working" on you? Do you honestly think I care that much about you? Remember, you're the one that follows me around. You're the one that purposely looks for my comments. So, yeah, you can feign indifference all you want to but your actions betray you.

But shill on Mike. MS need the free advertisement.

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Relientk771962d ago

Sony needs to NOT do what Microsoft is doing

lucaskeller11962d ago

sony are on a roll with ps4 games

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

trailer for one of the two games announced for ps4 today

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