Sony post-E3 seems confident, but then again they're not facing the sort of questions Microsoft is fielding every day of the week. Sony UK head Fergal Gara, when speaking with MCV UK confirmed that he and Sony is very happy about the way their message was received at E3. However, he recognizes that it was only one day and that, "there is loads more hard work to do."
Here's Gara's full response, which I believe comes from behind a smile the stretches all the way to his earlobes:
"Winning is determined by a much longer timescale. We were very pleased with how our messages went down at E3. We aim to be the best for gamers, and this was a key step in that direction. E3 is important for early momentum and generating pre-orders. But it is only one step along. We feel we had a good day but there is loads more hard work to do, and we are focused on that."
Well, he's not wrong in at least some regards, as both Amazon and GameStop along with other retailers have opened up preorders for the next gen consoles. While these outlets won't be sharing their number, talk is already going around that demand is unlikely going to be met this holiday season.
Odds are Gara isn't wrong in any regard. There are five months between now and the expected launch of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. A lot can happen, and if we've learned anything from the past competition breeds competition. Expect both Microsoft and Sony to come out swinging in the months ahead. Gamers win!
Now we'll have to wait and see whether or not Sony's attitude has truly changed for the better or if E3 was just them taking advantage of a huge opportunity.