Wedbush Securities analyst feels Sony might still be present "without a big booth".
“Sony’s E3 2019 Absence Due to Timing of New Games, “Mistake to Skip The Show” – Pachter“ Great to know it wasn’t a mistake.
At this point the only thing Sony can announce at E3 is the PS5 but they were very successful with the initial reveal of the PS4 at their own show in 2013 and would want to repeat that for the PS5. As for the PS4 they have everything going for them right now. PS fans already know all the triple A exclusives that have yet to be released and I don't think Sony right now has more than 2 unannounced triple A exclusives in the works for PS4 so they would be wasting their time and money going to E3 next year.
If Pachter says it's bad then that tells me Sony know what they're doing!
Well if Patcher said it, it's either damn obvious, or it's the complete opposite of his statement.
I wonder if his prediction of 90 to 100 million Xbox One sales was also a mistake?
I'm sure that Sony doesn't bother what's on the internet these days and who's saying what because E3 skipping next year.
Nah. Its objectively bad to skip e3, wether you guys admit or not. Whats worse though, is showing up with no new games to offer. Sony is smart for doing this, but lets not act like they had the choice.
Sony definitely should have consulted the almighty Pachter before making their decision /s
Yeah it’s worked for Nintendo and EA dont go anymore (can’t say I’m bothered about that) Microsoft didn’t last year so why would sony pay all that money when they can do it themselves on their own schedule
Sony are still very much in the driving seat, and know exactly what they are doing. There's not point putting on a lacklustre E3 with games and trailers that gamers have seen for the last 2/3 years in a row. It makes perfect sense to hold off until they have all their heavy hitters ready to go. The anticipation for PSX2019 will be through the roof, and the media attention will be just as, if not more focused on what Sony will have to show. If the rumours are true of a PS5 reveal, then Sony will have the entire stage to themselves and will not have to compete for media mindshare during a crowded E3.
Not to mention, the XB1 has to more than double its sales to catch the PS4 and although the Switch is doing quite well for its first couple years it still has a very long road ahead of it. Suffice to say, no E3 presentation can do the impossible. If Sony is going to skip an E3, it's this coming one, and I'm sure they will still have a presence there even if they don't do a press conference.
They would announce and show off the same games then you’d get a dozen articles saying they failed E3 showing the same shit Companies need a hard reset and miss E3 for a year so they can start announcing games right near their release dates E3 needs to be about third party devs and ones which games are releasing within the year before the next E3
True, I say shut up and wait to see what happens in 2019.
"Companies need a hard reset and miss E3 for a year so they can start announcing games right near their release dates " - then Sony would close shop, since they always announce games 3 to 4 years before launch, some took them 7 years, lol, not a good decision.
Like Crackdown and Fable F2P and Scalebound and Funko Pop Gears of War what else as announced by MS in last few years? Cup head an indie game that took forever to come out and what else ?? Not much
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Common sense is that there is no point in doing the conference if they have nothing new to show. Mistake would be to repeat the same footage which was shown earlier and highlight 3rd party games, which will be the case with Microsoft.
The mistake is to have nothing relevant to reveal for this 2019 E3 because all the bullets were shoot already. Let's wait to see if MS has nothing to show. I think you are too pessimistic about MS. Why it is so hard to recognize that there is something wrong with this decision.
Because the announcement of Sony skipping E3 next year has actually fueled the fires when it comes to the PS5 rumours. Sony missing E3 has driven the hype for their next conference through the roof. So skipping E3 is absolutely forgivable if their following presence makes up for it
@monkey602 Nail on the head. Everyone and their mother are salivating at the mouth for PSX 2019 now, cause it's everything but confirmed that it'll be the PS5's reveal. And instead of getting one hour to spotlight it and the upcoming last run of PS4 exclusives, they'll have a whole conference. I expect PSX to blow everything at E3 out of the goddamn water.
And why will be worst if Sony would go to E3 2019. They won't do PSX ether so you fail.
Sorry alb but was I supposed to be able to understand that gibberish or what?
Did Sony confirm that they wont have PSX for 2019 or any other event for announcement? For that matter did they also confirm that they wont be attending Gamescom, Paris Games Week or Tokyo Game Show? I believe the lesson here is that E3 is just one event out of many in year. Theres a large possibility that Sony will show up at one or more of the other gaming heck they can even create one of their own like PSX for example. BTW heres the announcement of no PSX for 2018. However they dont say whether or not they will have a PSX for 2019. https://www.ign.com/article... Layden made the announcement on the PlayStation Blogcast, saying "For 2018, I know this is going to be a disappointment to some people, but we decided to not hold PlayStation Experience this year."
It wasn't thanks mate
Yeah. Because Pachter was right that Sony would be leading this Gen over xbox handily. He was right that Sony would create psvr and lead in hmd sales over pc. He's so right aaalllll thhhheeee tiiiiimmmmmeee /S
No need to rush because of fake fans and critics. Let them focus on developing the games. They’ll have plenty to show at the end or middle of 2019
gamescon, PAX, Tokyo Game Show, Paris game week, comic Con, PSX. if they skip E3 I don't think anyone would honestly care. Nintendo does a Direct instead of a live show at E3 and that works just fine. so no mistake I think
I think it’s a mistake, but it’s a mistake that might be the better option than going than showing the same games again if that’s why they’re doing it. It’s a PR style mistake in other words words. That mistake could later be seen as a strength though. If they do a PS5 reveal next year? People will forgive them in a heart beat. E3’s organizers might be miffed but whatever; Sony needs to think of themselves first. The best thing they could do imo is before e3 comes along just announce an Event that takes place after it. 1-2 months after or even just confirm PSX is back for that year. If they announced PS5 (don’t show it) before e3 then they’ll just have mystery around what they can show afterwards and people will talk about the PS5 there anyways. Try to get third party to tease or confirm something there as well. So they could actually build hype at e3 without going there.
Welp now we know for sure Sony made the right choice.
They know what they are doing, don't need a scrub like Pachter giving out advice. He knows E3 ain't going to be half the show it normally is without Sony there, dare I say - it becomes irrelevant.
It's not really irrelevant anymore, as there is more to E3 than just the console makers conferences. While that is a big part of it, Electronic Entertainment is bigger than just games. In any case, it does mean that the interest from gamers may wane some. I think people are over-reacting. Sony skipping this year doesn't mean they'll always skip it, or that it will make much of a difference in the long run. E3 people won't get all that Sony money this year, but otherwise, the press will still be there, and they'll rent out that space to someone else instead.
I think they should skip it forever and do their own shows and by the money they don’t pay E3 (which is a lot and rising over time) they can invest inton PlayStation instead . E3 needs the companies for than they need E3
Pachter being conceived was a mistake.
I don't think it was a mistake. Sony are in such a powerful position right now that E3 need them more than Sony needs E3.
Pachter says it's a mistake? Good, then it means it's not a mistake at all.
no new game in the pipeline for ps4 cause nearly every big studio is working on ps5 games for the release. dont expect big games in 19... very few will get a release - more old pc games convertions will come for sure.
Not sure if your making a genuine prediction or trolling. But with the stellar exclusive year they had this year alone they already have nothing to prove. Then with Days Gone, Death Stranding, Ghost Of Tsushima, Dreams, Shadows Die Twice, FF7 remake and TLOU 2 all in the pipeline they are geared up for either an insane finale this gen or an insane start for ps5.
yup, youre right but thats it. other big studios are working on another games right now. thats the console lifecycle which was seen with ps2 on ps3 time back in the days also.
Well their are known big games for 2019 maybe you mean no new PS4 only big game announcements for 2020 as they will most likely be crossgen games or PS5 only
yes. those mentioned games has been showed in the previous e3. since there are no big game in work, sony doesnt need to be at the showcase. in other words, 2020 will be a bomb regarding ps5 and announcement i would assume
With or without E3 Sony has a bigger 2019 than m$ and Nintendo combined. They have some decent exclusives coming, GOTY in the bag and PS5 reveal. They ain't worried.
They need Sony more than Sony needs them lol. Sony usually takes up all the space at E3. Atleast now Microsoft and Nintendo have a chance to shine.
Nintendo should take it over now this is a good opportunity for them
It’s not a mistake it’s just weird. And yeah time is probably the most feasible cause. Events like psx and E3 are meticulously planned. Maybe they are running behind on their 2020 launch and are full steam ahead on making that deadline. That wouldn’t be a mistake, that’s just business. Having a few reps out there or having the Sony stream where they interview the games would be fine. They just don’t have any new first party stuff to show.
Shhh.... Micheal No Impachter speaks...
Sony doesn't need to go to E3 to succeed to be honest
Exactly, PlayStation's audience and anyone looking for gaming news is going to keep their eyes and ears open for news throughout the year anyway. E3 being only once a year, based on one set schedule doesn't fit for every publisher's schedule. The biggest company in the industry are fine doing their own thing.
Is this from spot-on Patcher, or out-to-lunch Patcher? The guy makes so many armchair predictions and sometimes he's right, but sometimes he couldn't be more wrong, and I don't personally think he's right often enough for someone who makes so much. Seriously, I wish someone paid me for my opinions. I'm not always right, but that's clearly not a criteria.
Pachter is wrong a lot or Captain Obvious. He doesn’t know Sonys plans so how can he make a statement at all that has any meaning. E3 is 2 shows shown at different times (Sony and MS) with some booths most of us never see. I have only watched MS show twice and Nintendo does their direct things . There really is no need for E3 to showcase games or consoles because the shows are separate anyways and that can be done anywhere. E3 will probably just become an experience to play stuff and see things in person and the shows will disappear or be much less important . Why pay their association money when you can rent out your own space with your own show and your own setup ?
I think they should at least have a booth with demos and games. Microsoft could gain some momentum.
LMAO why does this man continue to be quoted for games? Literally pulls his predictions out of a rabbits ass hoping to get lucky. Doesn’t take rocket appliances to know PS4s exclusives are slowing down, they’re going to reveal the PS5 at PSX where they may announce that some late PS4 exclusives will also be new PS5 games (along with backwards compat) with a release date of late 2020. What’s the point of going to E3 this year? To show off last of us yet again? Whatever’s in the pipeline now that isn’t out by late 2019 will be a ps5 game so just show us a more focused show at PSX and let the publishers and trailing consoles show what’s next for them at E3 cuz it’s pretty easy to tell what’s next for Sony.
What the conversation should be is what can Sony do next gen that would suck the rest of the marketshare that Xbox still has. I want to see someone write an article like that. I think it's quite possible too. 95% of the steamers using console I see use PS4. The games media also always focuses on Sony and Playstation. I'd say 1 out of 5 articles talk about Xbox. And places like N4G, Reddit, and Resetera also have a 70-30 split on Playstation focus. What can Sony do to put the final nail in the coffin for Xbox?
That's because PS4 is the market leader. Last gen it was the complete opposite and everything was about the 360. Marketing, media, the whole nine. If this generation hasn't proved that it can turn around if not careful then nothing will. So just because PS has ruled this gen doesn't mean it will remain that way. Sony would have to fall back and I just don't see that happening. But who knows.. Sony screwed themselves last gen and then Xbox fucked it up this gen. So they both are not exempt from shooting themselves in the foot. I doubt Sony will make that same mistake but one never can tell. It's also possible that Xbox could truly have a great showing going into the new generation that will make people think twice. Sony is a global brand though so it'll be hard. PlayStation is in a ton more regions. It should be very interesting going into next gen. Both seem to be finishing strong.
Pachter is always either pointing out the obvious or 100% wrong. I wish I got paid to say the same trash he says.
A lot of people discrediting that idea but E3 is still the biggest gaming expo in the world. A LOT of people watch & follow E3 so to say that it's no big deal to miss it, is being a bit hopeful. Do they need it? Not for games, no. Plus I do believe they will hold their own events. But I think it's about perception. If Xbox has another good E3, and this time Sony isn't even there, that could shift much focus or widen peoples eyes to Xbox. Sony runs the risk of allowing that to happen. That's why I think guys like Pachter and others are saying it's a mistake. I think it's about perception, staying relevant while youre at the top, etc. Again.. however you may think of E3, it's still the biggest show of the year for gaming. Not having anything in relation to PlayStation is a risk. They're willing to take that risk. We'll see how it pans out. If there was ever a time where Xbox could or should pull a fast one on Sony in a major way, it's at that E3. But they have to have something to pull. I think we'll hear a lot of rumors that's for sure.
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