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Business-wise, who won E3?

Sony 315 48.09%
 
Nintendo 262 40.00%
 
Microsoft 78 11.91%
 
Total:655
bubblegamer said:
vivster said:
White PS4 Destiny bundle.

That is all.


Yes this will sell every last unit available.


Problem is that PS4 is already pretty much doing that.  I thing the biggest potential gain is for MS, because they had more to gain.



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Well now. I think we need to evaluate this fully to come to a conclusion.
Who has the best ratio between costs incurred by E3 and profits gained or losses avoided by being there? Be sure to take into account what the next 12 months would look like if the company had not shown up for comparison! Get out your spreadsheets everyone!!!

Hmmm... suddenly I don't care.



Captain_Tom said:
pokoko said:
I'm really kind of baffled by Nintendo possibly winning this poll. That would indicate that the Wii U's fortunes are going to absolutely skyrocket. Do people really believe that? Zelda is the only thing I see which can have a substantial impact.

Also, let's be honest. Most people don't watch entire conferences. The vast majority will watch highlights or catch news second-hand on gaming sites. It's really about generating positive buzz that catches people's attention when they check the IGN or whatever, after they get home from work.


Yeah and most of it was just a bunch of teasers for games that come out god-knows-when...

Just like the other conferences, man, let's not misrepresent!
But seriously, there was a lot of 2015 at this conference, besides a good chunk of the third party games (but all things we already knew about).



Skidonti said:
Captain_Tom said:
pokoko said:
I'm really kind of baffled by Nintendo possibly winning this poll. That would indicate that the Wii U's fortunes are going to absolutely skyrocket. Do people really believe that? Zelda is the only thing I see which can have a substantial impact.

Also, let's be honest. Most people don't watch entire conferences. The vast majority will watch highlights or catch news second-hand on gaming sites. It's really about generating positive buzz that catches people's attention when they check the IGN or whatever, after they get home from work.


Yeah and most of it was just a bunch of teasers for games that come out god-knows-when...

Just like the other conferences, man, let's not misrepresent!
But seriously, there was a lot of 2015 at this conference, besides a good chunk of the third party games (but all things we already knew about).


No.  The Order was given a firm release date of February 20th.  Bloodborne is slated for Spring.  Also they showed actual gameplay.  So no, they weren't just empty promises.



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Captain_Tom said:
Skidonti said:
Captain_Tom said:
pokoko said:
I'm really kind of baffled by Nintendo possibly winning this poll. That would indicate that the Wii U's fortunes are going to absolutely skyrocket. Do people really believe that? Zelda is the only thing I see which can have a substantial impact.

Also, let's be honest. Most people don't watch entire conferences. The vast majority will watch highlights or catch news second-hand on gaming sites. It's really about generating positive buzz that catches people's attention when they check the IGN or whatever, after they get home from work.


Yeah and most of it was just a bunch of teasers for games that come out god-knows-when...

Just like the other conferences, man, let's not misrepresent!
But seriously, there was a lot of 2015 at this conference, besides a good chunk of the third party games (but all things we already knew about).


No.  The Order was given a firm release date of February 20th.  Bloodborne is slated for Spring.  Also they showed actual gameplay.  So no, they weren't just empty promises.

I don't recall any gameplay for Bloodborne, sorry man. And February 20th sounds like 2015 to me. 2015 was all over the place everywhere.
Gameplay shown at Nintendo's event: Kirby. Yoshi. Captain Toad. Splatoon. Xenoblade Chronicles X. Bayonetta. Hyrule Warriors. Smash Bros. Come now let's not get further into this discussion.



From a sales standpoint I don't even think it is a question, and the reason why is right in front of everyone's noses but is being ignored.

Amiibo

Yes from a hardcore gamers perspective it's not exactly earth-shattering but from a sales perspective this may be the biggest announcement of E3. If Activision can sell millions of figures of random monsters they design, then the sales potential of Nintendo releasing ALL of their own franchises as figures is nearly unlimited. Stack that with the fact that unlike Skylanders there will be a ton of older gamers willing to buy some of the figures for whatever reason (collectability of Zelda and Metroid stuff / Hardcore Smash Players / ETC.). Another key point is that this is something that the brick and mortar stores desperately WANT right now, Do you see how much space stores like Target dedicate to Skylanders? It's nearly an entire aisle. This is stuff that sells and gets people to keep coming back over and over and buying more. Right now from a sales standpoint I don't think Nintendo just won this E3, I think they may have smashed it out of the park.



Copy-pasted from before E3, and borne out entirely by the conference events and their aftermath on these forums:

It depends what you mean by 'Win E3'. If you mean who will have the best games regardless of sales potential then it will be entirely subjective and in the vast majority of cases confirmation bias will ensure that everyone who expected/wanted their preferred company to win, will believe they won. This is especially true where niche titles such as the Last Guardian could be shown, leading fans of such games feeling as though a certain company 'won' E3.

If you mean who will best leverage 'E3' as an opportunity to promote future console sales, this is almost certainly going to be Microsoft of Nintendo. Quite simple, this is because Sony is currently outselling those two companies, often combined, despite an almost complete lack of high-budget, high visibility AAA content. In other words, the only place Sony has to go at this E3 is down. Whereas even a viable attempt at levelling the playing field would represent an E3 'won' for Microsoft or Nintendo.

If you mean on these forums? It will go by userbase - in line with the aforementioned confirmation bias. Sony > Nintendo > Microsoft - irrespective of what is actually shown.



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Skidonti said:
Captain_Tom said:
Skidonti said:
Captain_Tom said:
pokoko said:
I'm really kind of baffled by Nintendo possibly winning this poll. That would indicate that the Wii U's fortunes are going to absolutely skyrocket. Do people really believe that? Zelda is the only thing I see which can have a substantial impact.

Also, let's be honest. Most people don't watch entire conferences. The vast majority will watch highlights or catch news second-hand on gaming sites. It's really about generating positive buzz that catches people's attention when they check the IGN or whatever, after they get home from work.


Yeah and most of it was just a bunch of teasers for games that come out god-knows-when...

Just like the other conferences, man, let's not misrepresent!
But seriously, there was a lot of 2015 at this conference, besides a good chunk of the third party games (but all things we already knew about).


No.  The Order was given a firm release date of February 20th.  Bloodborne is slated for Spring.  Also they showed actual gameplay.  So no, they weren't just empty promises.

I don't recall any gameplay for Bloodborne, sorry man. And February 20th sounds like 2015 to me. 2015 was all over the place everywhere.
Gameplay shown at Nintendo's event: Kirby. Yoshi. Captain Toad. Splatoon. Xenoblade Chronicles X. Bayonetta. Hyrule Warriors. Smash Bros. Come now let's not get further into this discussion.


I never brought up Nintendo.  I was talking about MS.  It's ok if they announce games in 2015 too lol.  My point was they said when, whereas MS's response likely means late 2015 (Which means pushed back to 2016 half the time).



Destiny is like Titanfall. It will sell well at first but it's not the type of game that will change the situation. Games like Destiny have never tracked that high on sales numbers. The best FPS games of all time have trouble breaching the 10 million sales mark, why should destiny be any different. At best it will give a short boost to whatever numbers Sony is already getting with the PS4.

Nintendo however is exactly the type of company who can turn things around with even a single game. It's the benefit of being the most innovative company and its the proof that they are the innovative one.

All Nintendo had to do this E3 was ride the high they had going for them after Mario Kart's release. They planned that release date to just before E3 and they did it because they knew they had to go for the win this time.