This is the week before the biggest gaming convention and stuff such as MK9, Motor storm, Infamous and other stuff are actually being announced and shown, but why? Why aren't companies holding that stuff for next week?
Yeah, simply put they don't want to get lost in the deluge of stuff that is coming around the corner next week. While it might seem like a lot is being announced, trust me when I say that the pure amount of impressions and previews that is going to be out next week for new games (mostly for stuff that you won't care about, due to sheer volume) is going to be so constant that it's better to get out in front it anyway.
Pre-E3 events are the new E3. Companies prefer to announce things at their own events & things before E3 when they don't have to compete with all the E3 announcements and whatnot. The aim is to get more of the coverage. Unfortunately so many companies do it now, that they are still competing for the coverage.
" I think it's because Sony is gonna leave the industry due to not being as good as MS and Nintendo. This is their last push, and their goodbye. What else could Sony have at E3 now, aside from their Goodbye Keynote. "sarcasm doesnt come off as well in writing Kaos, you're gonna get slammed for that :P
I think it's because there's so much info and so many games that plan for this time of year for revealing, that they dont want to be lost under the shuffle of the keynotes and huge games unveiled at the actual E3 show.
I kinda prefer the info leading up to the show. Makes it feel like E3 is a week long, and I loooove that.
" I think it's because Sony is gonna leave the industry due to not being as good as MS and Nintendo. This is their last push, and their goodbye. What else could Sony have at E3 now, aside from their Goodbye Keynote. "I laughed out loud. Haha.
As I've said a gajillion times, it's because during E3 there's simply too much NOISE. Companies like Sony are getting out early, and ensuring their announcements get decent coverage while journalists actually have time to write about them. It makes sense. If you think about it - Sony has about 10 cover stories on store shelves now, they've basically had their games be talked about solely for a month now. From a sales perspective it makes sense.
Also -- inFamous 2, Killzone 3, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, while awesome, are all expected announcements. We all knew they were coming didn't we? There's not really surprise there.
I hated them, and always thought they sold like shit. Let's be honest here, GT5 is gonna take up a lot of time, and Move will, and the big guns will be shown. I would not be surprised if GT5 had the same launch window as Halo Reach. I am also confident that if they do it, GT5 will easily outsell Halo Reach.
I think you're right about GT5's launch window. I dunno whether it'll outsell Reach out of the gates, but I think when you factor in Europe (which is the strongest audience for the GT games), it'll easily outsell Reach for its lifetime sales.
As for Sony's E3 - I think we'll see a couple of Move titles, gameplay demoes for all these big announcements, an Uncharted 3 teaser, The Last Guardian, and a couple of surprises (Agent?).
Like I said in another thread, think of Sony's E3 conference as a month long show... Because that's basically what we've had. I think it's awesome. Aside from every announcement thread being "but-but-but what about E3?!? :'("
But you're right: Getting the word out early draws attention for their press conference. Same goes for any other big player.
One thing: Apparently Nintendo's press conference is going to be 2 hours long. They'll probably show 3DS, Zelda, Metroid, the required sales numbers pitch... What else are they filling in those 2 hours with?