E3 2011: Microsoft Vs. Sony: Who Won Day 1?

A decade ago an unparalleled rivalry was created between two major companies. You may know them as Microsoft and Sony. Since then, these heavy-hitters duke it out at E3 every year to try and walk away with the number one spot (Nintendo hasn’t been considered real competition, but maybe that will change with Project Cafe). Over the years, the shift in dominance has changed constantly with each company playing a never-ending game of tug-of-war. With Microsoft’s and Sony’s conferences completed, the question remains: Who won E3 today?

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M-Easy2878d ago

Exactly. Better title would be who won day 1. An even better idea is to not write flame war starting crap articles.

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M-Easy2878d ago

Haha he changed the title. As you can tell from mine and other post that was NOT the original title it was "who won E3."

Now my question is do I get contributor or editor credit for my title?

somerandomdude2878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

My console won yet again. It's amazing how they always win!

edit - I'm sure people.... like you have no bias towards which ever console you own. That must not exist on this site.

MaxXAttaxX2878d ago

- They showed pretty awesome footage(trailers and info) of Uncharted 3, Infamous 2, Resistance 3, BioShock Infinite, Sly Cooper 4 and Starhawk.

- A new PS3 exclusive game called "Dust514" (from the people who made EVE Online I believe).

- Exclusive Need For Speed content.

- A new BioShock game for the PSV along with Uncharted, StreetFighter x Tekken and LittleBigPlanet for the PSV.

- StreetFighter x Tekken info and Cole(from Infamous) as an exclusive character.

- PSV price is $249. SOLD!

- And ended their conference with style, including Japanese Taiko drummers and a DJ.

Can't remember what else, lol, but Sony delivered.

Whether you expected more DOESN'T make it bellow average. Maybe not "the best ever", but it was definitely above average.

Sony had everything Microsoft didn't have in their conference:
Strong game line-up, exclusive content and no BS.


Now it's Nintendo's turn. Can't wait. Hoping for some good stuff as well :)

Skip_Bayless2878d ago

The press conference means everything. As gamers we are savvy to know what we saw will turn out good enough. Everybody here on N4G knows games. If you win Day 1 you have won E3. I don't have to play Uncharted 3 to know that the graphics are top notch and game is amazing. I don't have to play Far Cry 3 to know it's gonna be same old hide/shoot gameplay. As gamers we know what is good and what isn't. Only every so often a game slips under the radar like Demon Souls comes out of nowhere and Darksiders for example.

captain-obvious2878d ago

i think Sony had a weak show (less that i expected) since there was no new WOW kinda game


i t was much better than MS's

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humbleopinion2878d ago

The gamers LOST.
Both MS and Sony revealed just one new game to their core audience: Halo 4 VS Sly 4. The rest was games that were already announced and kinect/move stuff, so nothing new here.

I highly doubt that Nintendo will save the day, but who knows...

paintsville2878d ago

I agree. The gamers are the real winners here. Microsoft was Waaaaaaaaay too kinect heavy. They really need some exclusives that aren't just for kinect. Don't get me wrong, I mean, kinect is cool and all, but I'm more of a hardcore gamer and I feeling a little let down by Microsoft this year.

cogniveritas2878d ago

Everything was underwhelming to me. Everything good that was shown was already things we expected. Except, Sony did drop a great value bombshell with the 3D tv deal which I'm unfortunately uninterested in (I'd rather buy games, my HDtv is sufficient).

I also feel like Sony spent too long on the PSVita. I really didn't want to hear about it as I'm over mobile gaming (If I'm out of the house, that means I have other things to do). However, their show strategy was good because I'm now debating buying a PSVita because of all the features and potential. The price is not bad either.

As for the Microsoft show, well fans of their core exclusive games & kinect should be all set for the new stuff. And I appreciate them showing off many of the multiplatform titles.

Sayai jin2878d ago

Since when was E3 a contest? Why awards are given? Gaming media is a joke

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dangert2878d ago

M$ Vs Sony who won? heck this don't need to be asked,

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somerandomdude2878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

The Winners...

EA - Battlefield3 (innovative graphics)
Bethesda - Elder Scrolls (gained the most hype out of every game)

The Losers....
Activision - Call of Duty Series (it's losing ground)

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MattyF2878d ago

It was a good first day but we still have three days to look forward to. Too early to tell.

Godmars2902878d ago

Sony offered a presentation which largely appealed to the actual audience where MS's was more aimed at consumers. Parents are certainly going to be getting the Disney game for their kids.

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Shackdaddy8362878d ago (Edited 2878d ago )

Really dumb article. It's been one day and they completely ignore Nintendo saying it isn't real competition. My ass it isn't. Why do you think Sony released the Move and Microsoft released the Kinect?

Sony had the better conference out of the two though.

ilikegam3s2878d ago

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Its MS. NOOOO wait its Sony!!!


Nah we have to wait till the end of E3.

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