Shrey Katsura writes-"Sony has officially confirmed that they are not attending E3 2020. Here's what it means for the future of PlayStation as well as E3."
E3 is a show to raise the hype. Every one thought Sony did a wrong move last year by not showing their assets in the stage and they will be doomed by Microsoft & Nintendo Shows. 2019 show started and Phil said "This the largest showcase of games on any stage anywhere this year", after seeing the show. hold a second yes its the larget of nothing except the announcement of few first-party developers which is, in my opinion, was not necessary during E3. Then I released sony is going in the right direction and E3 is only for third party developer studios to show their assets.
It'll be fine. I find it interesting when gamers say it is the biggest show when more people go to the Tokyo Game Show. Like 4 times as many people recently. (66,000 compared to 298,000) "Well, it's a custom." "It's tradition." "Sony should be there." Traditionally, I used to get my information from game magazines. E3 wasn't televised. Then, I got my information from the internet on certain sites like IGN, Gamespot, Gametrailers, etc. Now I no longer use those sites for information for the ones still around. Especially after the biased way they handled 7th gen. Sony got up close and personal by allowing gamers to stream and see the truth about PS4 games and not doctored videos like on Gametrailers with PS3. Killed that nonsense real quick on PS4. Advertising dollars and green swag bags can't fight direct gamer to gamer and word of mouth. Sony wants to do their own show and get up close and personal with fans for their 25 anniversary. Nothing wrong with it. I find it interesting that Apple, Samsung, Google, Facebook, Amazon,etc can have their on conferences. But Sony has to go to E3 because a certain section of the community says so. You're still going to get a reveal of the console at Sony's choosing. And, gamers will get up close and personal with the games. While information will filter to the public if not streamed over the net. It'll be fine. Just a lot of fake outrage.
How many new games are shown at Tokyo Game Show? Stop conflating the number of people who go to the event with the event being the biggest as far as new games and hardware reveals are concerned.
New games are shown all the time. Where you been? This isn't my first rodeo. You act like you can't get the same information but in a different way. Point is, E3 is not the biggest show. And I just looked and found that last year in 2019, 262,000 people attended TGS. E3 is not the biggest show like some want to make it out to be. But even without a show attendance, Sony can reach millions using the internet. E3 is not the end all and be all of showing something new like you think it is. I don't see none of you crying when EA, Rockstar, Nintendo, etc backing out. Why you crying over Sony?
@apocalypse shadow First of all, I didn't say anything about Sony. I said to stop conflating attendance with reveals. Second, I didn't say NO new games are shown anywhere else. Take off your stupid fanboy glasses. E3 is still THE show when it comes new reveals for games and electronics (you know the first E in E3). Most other shows are all about playing the games that were revealed at E3. Don't take my statement out of context again, there are definitely other games revealed at other shows. I said in another post that I agree, Sony can reach people through the internet. However, imo, it's mostly going to be the people who are already looking for that thing. They are playing to their fanbase, while forgetting about the average individual. Which is fine, they have sold over 100m systems so they have a large fanbase. They will also reach plenty of other people through the other trade shows they will go to. I'm sorry that in your defense of Sony you forgot all about the people that don't sit on n4g reading articles about who is and who isn't attending e3. There are 7 billion people in the world and 100m ps5 owners. E3 isn't the end all be all, but it is FOR SOME people. That's what you don't seem to get, but that's fine. If Sony feels that don't need to be there, then they don't need to be there. Just seems to me that they are missing out on an opportunity. I do understand why they aren't, it is costly to go to E3. I'm not crying about Sony and I never was. Just like I didn't cry over Nintendo, EA, Rockstar or whatever else you want to fanboy about. If they want to make that choice that is fine, it probably isn't going to hurt them too much. I am sure they feel they have plenty of fans out there, which is fine. Maybe they would have more, maybe they wouldn't, doesn't really matter.
It means everyone will have to come correct. No half stepping, be judged on your own merits and not judged compared to what others have done.
Times are changing, When a post of logo get 5 millions views on social media. Its most talk subject. Why spend millions on a show when you can reach a much bigger audience. Sony wont return to E3. Better get use to that.
Future of gaming pretty good future of E3 not so much.
What would have people on n4g said if Sony goes to E3?
Sorry to be rude, but that's kind of a dumb and pointless question. I'll counter it with my own dumb question. Would there have been more fake outrage, or less?
It's a legit question. Remember, these people are trying to write narratives that Sony is anti consumer for having next gen exclusives. They'd find something. Or, they are somehow arrogant for not going. They'd find something to spin.
“Exciting time! I can’t wait to see what Sony will show at E3! They will definitely have the best show”. E3 would suddenly be the most hyped gaming show in 2020.
That e3 would have actually some great content outside Devolver? Now it is not even worth watching ,.. bunch of useless pr, celebrities , music show crap.
Yeah, that's not delusional fanboyism at all. Only Sony matters, everything else sucks. God, you people are insufferable. I'm sorry but Sony published games comprise only a small portion of the larger gaming landscape. There are tons of other great developers and publishers out there.
So why do we need this whole industry anyway? Everyone should just pack up and move on and let only Lord Song reigns. Jesus....
What would have people on n4g said if Microsoft didn't go to E3?
E3 was a disaster without Sony last year. E3 are pretty much finished without Sony again. They might return 1 day but Sony doesn't need E3 with how big they are now.
E3 was fine without Sony and they will be fine again this year.
Explain this “disaster”.
I don't agree with it being a disaster. All the other publishers had great stuff to show as usual. But the absence of Sony was noticeable, just as it would be if any of the other major publishers had been absent.
I must be talking with a bunch of 12 years old kids. Now E3 is bad, it is just a waist of money jajajaja For me it is the most excited week of the year and if you are a gamer it should be too for you.
I know, I feel like I'm in bizarro world every time I come here. E3 has always been like Christmas for me and most gamers I've talked to. It's a celebration of gamer culture and an exciting and convenient way to see what most of the top publishers and developers are up to.
I think Sony have already shown what's coming to ps4 and not ready to show ps5 games yet so no need for E3. If they don't go 2021 E3 then I would worry
What it means for the future is Sony may or may not be at future E3's
It’s really not the end of the world. There are other platforms they can use to show off their products.
Everybody saying "Oh no Sony is not attending this E3 , and E3 is definitely doomed now!!", and nobody is seeing it from the other side, the interesting part here is that it shows how MS and Nintendo are so irrelevant to the E3 and doesn't have IP's or new tech to sustain such Expo but Sony does, I wonder if MS or Nintendo would it miss an E3 and if somebody would care about that ?, that's an interesting question in my opinion hehe ;)
Future of gaming? Yes pretty good with the upcoming PS5. Future for E3? Not so much, E3 doesn't make products great. What makes products great are the companies like Sony.
I just hope 3 things: 1-that it doesn't mean Sony are afraid to talk about the PS5 at E3 2020 because they're afraid of the direct comparison with MS's Xbox Series X, which could mean that those rumors of the PS5 having "only" 9 TFLOPS vs 12 TFLOPS for MS's system are indeed true, 2-that Sony are going to be back at E3 on a regular basis past that E3 2020, and 3-that they indeed have at least one big event to reveal the PS5 in detail.
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