Neoseeker : News : Sony: Our competitors are "losing the plot" with gamers
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Tenklis Jun 9, 12
REAL TALK!!!

Trolled fanbois inc.
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nategatorc Jun 9, 12
I must have imagined those "It Does Everything" campaigns.

Oh wait, thanks to the power of youtube, I realized I didn't: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eA36HwOR5A
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BlackLabel Jun 9, 12
Well you almost focused entirely on the gamer.. Had you swapped out the 15 minute spot for Wonderbook with some PSVita news you would have fulfilled you 100% statement.

Microsoft have gone overboard on the whole "entertainment" device mission statement, they had an ideal entertainment device 2-3 years ago now it's just going overboard with features that most people already have through TiVo and stuff like that. If they expect the Xbox 360 to last another 2-3 years they have to start showing games as Halo 4 isn't going to tide gamers over for 3 years..

Nintendo they just failed at E3.. Last year the mission statement for Wii U was "a system for core gamers". This year the mission statement is apparently the same but there is no proof of that. What we got was one hardcore exclusive in ZombiU which is now apparently coming to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in some form in the future and close to 10 casual exclusives. That ratio is similar to what the Wii had.. The difference and what they are expecting to get the core sales is third party support, but a few gimmick mini games and a new costume isn't going to get gamers to pay $60 to replay Batman or Mass Effect it really isn't..
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jbh Jun 9, 12
THM... it is broadcasted live for free bro...
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Dragoshi1 Jun 9, 12
Aside from the irony(Wonderbook lol), Sony is correct. I bought my consoles to game, as I have since the Sega Genesis days. If I want to watch TV, surf the web, or watch youtube and movies, I'll do it from my Computer. Less entertainment focus, more gaming, please.
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playstation Jun 9, 12
beyond!
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Rabla Jun 9, 12
Yeah, no, Sony, no. You spent half the show on *bleep*ing Wonderbook. Sure, The Last of Us and Beyond look great, but besides that you basically showed off what Nintendo did last year (Smash Bros, Console and Handheld Cross-Compat, even Wonderbook was done in the form of Spirit Camera).

Microsoft do need to realise that people come to E3 for the games and not to find out that Internet Explorer of all things is coming to the console.

At least Nintendo was 100% dedicated to games. But, as mentioned, not exactly the best lineup of all time. Big deal.


tl;dr all three companies need to shutup and rethink what they're doing, because Ubisoft of all people won this years E3.
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THM Jun 9, 12
quote jbh
THM... it is broadcasted live for free bro...
Can you give me the link, bro?
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ShadowGuard Jun 9, 12
I agree, with the exception of Wonderbook which was out of left-field, Sony focused on the gaming aspect, which is what this industry is about. The scary part, good for Sony I guess, is that they still have quite a few studios still working on unknown projects. I believe both Microsoft and Sony were both saving some big weapons for next year's conference and the announcements of the "next XBox" and PS4.
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BlackLabel Jun 9, 12
quote ShadowGuard
I agree, with the exception of Wonderbook which was out of left-field, Sony focused on the gaming aspect, which is what this industry is about. The scary part, good for Sony I guess, is that they still have quite a few studios still working on unknown projects. I believe both Microsoft and Sony were both saving some big weapons for next year's conference and the announcements of the "next XBox" and PS4.
Yeah I think I recall reading a few days ago that several of Sony's studios aren't working on PS3 games anymore as they are all working on next gen stuff. Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us and God of War: Ascension are pretty much three exclusives challenged with seeing PS3 out and welcoming PS4 in. As far I'm aware they also all launch well before E3 2013 when the console will be announced so it adds more weight in my mind to a changing of generation at some point next year.
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Jasm50 Jun 9, 12
quote BlackLabel
Nintendo they just failed at E3.. Last year the mission statement for Wii U was "a system for core gamers". This year the mission statement is apparently the same but there is no proof of that. What we got was one hardcore exclusive in ZombiU which is now apparently coming to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in some form in the future and close to 10 casual exclusives. That ratio is similar to what the Wii had.. The difference and what they are expecting to get the core sales is third party support, but a few gimmick mini games and a new costume isn't going to get gamers to pay $60 to replay Batman or Mass Effect it really isn't..
I wouldn't call Pikmin 3 a casual game. Pikmin has been fairly difficult, and to do really well you need to multitask quite a bit. We don't know if ZombiU is going multiplatform, it was simply stated that it's possible. Project P-100 (not announced at their conference, for whatever reason) also looks like a good title. Also, while clearly suitable for kids, Lego City: Undercover might be a good game. You're also forgetting Rayman Legends. Hardcore does not mean guns, explosions, and blood.

I agree on the Batman and Mass Effect, though; getting those games on Wii U is pretty pointless. I also think Nintendo has titles they didn't announce; from interviews it seems like they wanted to focus on games for the launch window of the Wii U. For example, we know Retro Studios is working on something for the Wii U.
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Redemption Jun 9, 12
I think getting Batman and Mass Effect onto the platform is to demonstrate that such titles will run well on the hardware and to break the ice on the concept that these really core titles can and will be on a Nintendo platform at a graphics caliber to satisfy core gamers.

Anyway as I was walking around the show floor looking at the Wii-U titles in action, I was actually pleasantly surprised. I think there's some real potential for the platform. I don't know what other attendees thought, but the controller and the graphics capabilities open some interesting doors.
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RabidChinaGirl Jun 9, 12
One word, Sony: Wonderbook.
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kik36 Jun 9, 12
I think people are missing the business end of things. The "core gamer" is all grown up. He/she has a job, house, and 2.5 kids. Those things play an important factor in what they spend their money on. In reality the core gamer has more purchasing power then they did when they were growing up during the gaming revolution. It stands to reason they will flood their households with games for their kids that not only offer an enjoyable family experience, but are also easy to grasp and in some cases educational.

As a hard core gamer, would I buy Wonderbook, or the Wii U for myself? No. But as a parent with 4 kids who is after a great experience for their age, then yes I will end up picking up these titles because that's what my kids want and enjoy playing.

If you're single and between 15-25 you probably won't see how Nintendo is going to have a successful year, but I can assure you they have the best business sense out of all 3 of the main console manufacturers, and that's what you need to survive in today's economy. /rant
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