With Sony's absence and its 2015 calender already filled up, Microsoft has a unique opportunity at Gamescom.
Sony wont be absent they just won't be having a conference.Not surprised this is coming from GB *rolls eyes*.
They fail to realize that conferences are attended by media and a very small group of fans . Sony has 8 large booths while ms has 2 medium size booths . so will Sony capitalize from having 6 more booths than ms because that's open to the public.
Just another PS4 vs. Xbox One console wars article You'd think people would make peace with the way things are after hearing the PS4 has already sold 25 million units.
The boots are indeed for the media to try out the stuff, but media tends to focus on reporting news. Trying out games already announced, likely tried at E3 already, is not news. What is news, is what is presented at the conference!!! MS has a conference at Gamescom and Sony do not.
Yeah this article suggests Sony won't be at GameCom at all, and thus the theory behind the author's premise is flawed. On a side note: I can't wait to see Horizon at Gamescom…That game is unbelievable.
You fail to realize that the conference is where you get all the exposure. Sony doesn't benefit from PS owners playing games on a system they already own. It's worldwide viewed conferences and game announcements that matter. No conference means no new announcements also. They wouldn't want them to be overshadowed.
@dcbronco "All these years companies have spent millions preparing for some silly conference" -- Is that why Sony's spending millions preparing for 3 of those silly conferences (E3, TGS, Paris and possibly another PS Experience) this year...while Microsoft is only preparing for 2 (E3 & Gamescom)??? not to mention that at least 1 of the 2 bother to show up to all 3 big conferences and go to Paris and probably do another PS Experience. But your probably right, they're doing all this because they have absolutely nothing to show.
@shloob Did it ever cross your mind that Sony will be revealing gameplay for thier upcoming games at e3 with a little known streaming service called YouTube??... Just think about that concept for a minute ;-)
@Abash Sony has "shipped" 23 million. Stop exaggerating. I don't understand why so many websites always make the claim that the numbers announced by Sony are always "sold through". All it takes is 5 minutes of research and anyone can discover that those numbers are nothing but sales estimates based on product orders. Don't believe me? here... listen to Sony then: http://www.jp.playstation.c... (fine print at the bottom) Even so, nobody can deny the fact that PS4 sales are absolutely destroying the xbone. If I were to buy one of these consoles, it would definitely be a PS4. "an eye for an eye, but Sonys still leading regardless of your rationalization." @Snoopgg You missed the point. Everyone knows Sony is dominating in console sales. So what's to gain by lying about sales numbers when there is no need to? All that does is make Sony fans look uninformed and petty, for lack of a better word. And it reinforces the stereotype of the typical rabid ps4 fanboy who isn't bothered with the facts.
You see these so called journalists are the real promoters of this "console wars" yet they write articles blaming the gamers for it. This is why gamers listen to gamers not these so called gaming media.
@shloobmm3 So let me get this straight....Sony doesn't benefit from giving over 300,000 gamers hands on time with upcoming PS4 games for 2015 - early 2016, and having media outlets cover those games via live streams like Horizon is having, and press coverage that's always at these shows? And that new announcements for games don't happen on the show floor? Let's not be stupid. MS is having a conference, because they need to do everything they can to gain some EU market share, and it's a chance to show off their 2016 games since E3 focused on 2015. Also MS has no real presence at TGS nor a show of their own (like PSX) so this is their last big show for the year, before the focus on how to get the most sales they can for the holiday season and VGA / VGX. Sony has no problem selling in EU and have over 70% market share in EU, 90% or more in some areas. They don't have to have a huge Gamescom conference, because they've already won EU. But they do have a HUGE show-floor presence so their fans (the majority of EU console gamers), can get plenty of hands on time with the PS4 upcoming games. Plus they have Paris Games Week, which was relatively unknown once before, but after researching it is just as big as Gamescom and the 2nd largest gaming convention in the world with just under 300,000 guest attending last year. And this year they have Sony headlining it exclusively with CocaCola sponsoring it this year, so it's going to have a huge media backing this year. And where do you think most people would rather go Cologne, Germany or Paris, France. Just stop it.
Considering media is the main reasons these consoles sell, its important. not everyone goes to these shows.
NO, BC Microsoft/Xbox/Win10 has games and Sony will not. I'm sure Sony will at least talk about games but without a conference it won't get the attention and MS has some huge grenades their throwing at gamescon Listen, both Sony and MS are doing some great things and will continue to do. I'm not here to knock Sony but don't come into an Xbox pro article and as always try to beef up Sony and belittle MS. Its really gotten old. OK?
Thanks aceitman! I went and looked at the Gamescom booths and you're right. We always have to keep in mind that the media's stock-in-trade is controversy.
Abash : the last 3mil PS4s where "shipped to retailers" not sold to consumers, Sony is doing what Microsoft was doing like " we sold 2.5mil xbox ones and 360s"
an eye for an eye, but Sonys still leading regardless of your rationalization.
And Microsoft's 1.4M(Read: 360 and X1 combined) in the same quarter were shipped to retailers also... Your point?
It appears you're saying "shipped to retailers" is the same as combining numbers from different consoles... That can't really be what you're saying, can it? OT - New titles, and a good number of them, are a must if MS really wants to capitalize on Sony's lack of a press conference. Showing mostly the same stuff again won't cut it.
Sooooo does that mean Sony can capitalize at TGS and Paris due to Sony's absence? Anything MS capitalizes on will be lost after two big showings from Sony. Not to mention PSX also...
Not having a conference is not them being absent infact from the floor plans they appear to have the most booths/largest floor area. Also they will also have the limelight at TGS, Paris games show and then PlayStation experience a month later....
Really misleading title, Sony absent, lol
Gamingbolt... enough said. :)
Sony still has a bigger presence than Microsoft by having a lot more booths. This will keep their brand on the mind of the public that visits the event.
yes the 250k people there but not the millions around the world where it matters most.
Ahh, so MS skipping the Tokyo Games Show is also because they have nothing new to show? And also, they won't be there at all, not even with booths as far as I can tell... And what about Paris Games Week? A big press conference again from MS huh? Nope, don't think so, they probably have nothing new to show!
It's just too bad nothing on the show floor will be covered by journalists in multiple articles and videos, which will then seen by millions around the world. Oh yeah, that's right. It will all be covered.
@shloobmm3 Since when have games not been covered on the show floor at any of these conferences, and Sony are even doing live streams of some of their games. Once again just stop it.
But isn't having a conference seen by a potential audience of millions by streaming better than only being seen by a few hundred thousand people surely even you can see that
So I take it no post event pictures or videos will be shown of Sony's content from Gamescom than on the internet right? Lmao, if you think that is going to not happen than I do not know what to tell you. Just because Sony is not up on a stage having a public event there at the show does not = not news being released about Sony's presence there. If any thing hell more 3rd party companies could Infact release info for games that may be coming to the PS4! There is 6 booth's there! You do not have that much area in a convention for just nothing!
Say you're right, then what about Tokyo Games Show and Paris Games Week, hmm? And is MS having their own show like PS Experience?
Surely you don't really think the show floor stuff will only be seen by those in attendance, right?
Man you guys are trying way too hard. Just stop it already. You're wrong. End of story.
What's Sony keeping the conference for. Paris Games Week or their own PS Experience.
The title is messed up. Sony has several huge booths (they quite literally have more space than anyone else). So you can't redefine what absent means.
Gamingbolt more like "gamingtrols"
Free multiplayer, voice chat would be huge.
Voice chat is free.We already discussed this.
But they are at Gamescom. Sure it will bring the media spotlight more on X1 but Sony will be there.
Especially since Germany sales are 9-1 for PS4 and the MS conference aren't even open to the public.
Gamingbolt article at it's finest
Neither sony nor nintendo wouldn't make a presence at the one of most important conferences for european gaming. They'll be on the floor and they'll show a strong line up, Sony has a big piece of the gaming european market and it never crossed their mind not to be present. They'll have a conference in Paris this year, and is it me or has these gaming conferences multiplied in the past two years.\ Gaming has over taken movies as an industry and it's nice to see its legacy grow over the years.
Either they want to continue the console war, or are just too uninformed. Sad either way.
I'm still hoping for a new Crimson Skies. Come on MS
Absolutely MS should & will use Gamescom to reaffirm their commitment in the EU region by showing great games.... But, Sony will have a presence @GC with Booths, Demos and Game Announcements by their own studios and Sony partners/3rd Party. They just won't have a Press Conference is all. Can't wait to see Scalebound, Crackdown & more Quantum Break!
Yup Sony is dooomed Ah well 20 years they had a good run http://25.media.tumblr.com/...
"good run" Keep telling urself that.
sony a no show yet theres going to be a horizon stream
Really GamingBolt ?
Europe is Sony's territory. Sales in some parts are 4:1. Europe is the reason for the massive world wide gap. This will help MS in the short term in the UK, but remember Sony will be at Paris Games Week, TGS, China Joy and possibly another PSX. Exclusives will be shown at most of these events too. Let's see if GB writes anything about that.
Never even heard of Paris Games Week til Sony announced they were gonna be there this year. Also first time ever hearing China Joy is this year. But Microsoft was at China Joy also. There's already been articles posted about China Joy so that already took place.
China Joy is happening now. Paris game week is a smaller event, like Eurogamer.I usually attend the latter and also Gamescom. Sitting them out this year. At both events Sony floor presence usually dwarfs the others too.
I had not heard of either one as well up until this year, but Paris Game Week is the 2nd largest game convention in the world right behind Gamescom with just under 300,000 attendees last year. And for entertainment purposes and tourist purposes Paris is a much more well known iconic city to have such an event in, and it's being sponsored by CocaCola this year with Sony headlining, so it's going to be huge for Sony and PGW in general. As far as China Joy I don't remember seeing anything MS really showed or did there. Edit: After looking up Xbox Chinajoy apparently MS had a Halo Master Chief Collection Kickstarter / Lottery in China for Special editions. So confused by this, I get Shenmue, I don't understand Halo at all. I know it's China and a new market, but this is MS biggest IP, not a game that's gone MIA. http://www.neogaf.com/forum... They had a decent sized booth that had their E3 stuff there. http://www.a9vg.com/201507/... And that's it. So basically they did nothing to really win China over, but it would have been nice for NA / EU presence.
Funny I get disagrees for stating I've never heard of these events and clearly I'm not the only one. And there were articles already posted about China Joy like I said. So what are the disagrees for. Seeing as everything I stated were just facts.
I think it's poor planning on Sony's part. It'd be like Microsoft skipping E3. Sony is leading in Europe, yet skipping a keynote (which is all anyone really cares about). As a PS4 owner I'm disappointed in the lack of AAA exclusives both announced and released this year. Not a Dark Souls fan, so Bloodborne was a no go, The Order 1886 was awful, so it leaves me with nothing for an entire year until Uncharted 4. I had held out hope that Sony would announce a big surprise at E3 that would release this year, but that didn't happen. And the main problem Sony has is that nobody ever calls them out on this. We don't buy PS4's for small indies and last gen ports...I want my Uncharted, God Of War, Jak & Daxter, Gran Turismo, Resistance, Socom, Sly Cooper ect....
Gamescom is open to the public. All you have to do is buy a ticket. E3 is not open to the public, so it's not quite the same. I would think gamers attending gamescom would rather try playing the games than watch a conference.
I don't care about the public portion, I live in the USA. I only care about the pressers. There's 3 big shows a year, E3, Gamescom and TGS. You do realize Microsoft is treating Gamescom just like E3? All new announcements and gameplay, new content. That's what I'm talking about. The entire world can watch that. Sony is doing nothing of the sort. And I seem to remember people bashing Microsoft years ago for skipping it. You only skip it if you have no content. The damage control and apologists are unreal....
What are you talking about??? As for its games, Sony spreads its conferences all through the year, and as a matter of fact it has more presence due to the fact that Ms is missing TGS and Paris...But bias much, you want to emphasize on Gamescom, as if Sony was not there with its 6 booths large /lol It's your tiny opinion to believe that there are no games on the ps4 for an entire year / loled / while the majority of us are enjoying the huge amount of games exclusives and multiplats alike!!! E3 was never about announcing games for the current year, but for what is coming next. Was Ms failing last year where it did the exact same thing? Or is it your everlasting bias spewing nonsense again??? Everybody has its own expectation, but spewing that ps4 is only indies and last gen ports, is blindness at its finest state...But millions seem to disagree with you :)
I own a PS4 and Xbox One, I wanted some killer apps on my PS4 for a change. There's 3 main events, Sony (who is leading EU) basically says they don't care enough about that to put on a conference. Who cares if they have booths? It does me zero good. And I complained when Microsoft skipped it, but I knew it was because they had no content...just like Sony now.
@BGST That your opinion on sony's behavior, that i don't share...Because there are far more games ahead for the ps4 that any conference can tell. It's like announcement after the other, maybe not yer cup of tea, but millions seem to appreciate. To each ,his own they said!!!
Thats funny because their 'absence' has 6 booths lined up minus a conference which MS does have the edge with. Now if Sony was a complete 'NO SHOW' then I would have to agree but I mean come on...really???
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