Why Sony Kicked The Competition's Ass At E3 2010
For the second year in a row, it seems that Sony has kicked a ton of butt at E3.
Sure, we already knew about that massive Twisted Metal unveiling at the end of Sony's press conference (thanks, Dave and Scott!), and in my honest opinion, that alone was enough to give Sony the edge. If I were to compare across the board, I don't see how either Nintendo or Microsoft could compete with what Sony has on tap for us in the coming year; once again, it comes down to the exclusive stuff. Although I'm not the biggest fan of motion-sensing technology, I was far more impressed with Move's presentation than Microsoft's Kinect. I don't think the pricing is as low as it should be for either, but then again, people can go crazy for this new technology stuff... Then there are the exclusive games and let's face it, Sony has owned that category for quite some time.
But now, giving us looks at amazing Killzone 3, Twisted Metal, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Gran Turismo 5 content, it becomes very clear that PS3 owners should be very, very happy right about now. 3D is obviously designed with the PlayStation 3 in mind and that ought to be mind-blowing (provided it's done correctly), and I swear, I thought I'd see swine flying by my window before I saw Gabe Newell on a PlayStation stage. Portal 2 is just one of the great upcoming games for the PS3 (and can you believe he said it'd be the "best version?!"), and of course, we can look down the road to stuff like inFamous 2 and Uncharted 3; the latter will probably hit hard at next year's E3. That right there will give Sony the advantage in 2011.
Look, I'm pretty overloaded on E3 stuff right about now, but I think my conclusion feels right. The exclusives that continue to push the industry? Yeah, you know where they are (as much as I will adore Gears of War 3). And now, I'm going to take a break before I die.
6/16/2010 9:45:27 PM Ben Dutka