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Well, of course. As I pointed out in another thread, Sony will have seen the laclustre MS conference and adjusted theirs accordingly. You don't show ALL your aces if it's not necessary. Saving them for other events is a much more productive approach.



 

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Tmfwang said:
So aren't Sony the only ones who actually have 3 conferences a year? The others have 1 right?

No, Nintendo directs happen all throughout every year. Already we've had the Switch Presenation Direct in January, then a Nintendo Direct in April plus two mini Directs for ARMS/Splatoon and Pokemon and then the Nintendo Spotlight in June. So, so far this year Nintendo has had 3 major presentations and 2 mini ones focused on a specific franchise.



Sucker Punch.. New IP
Japan Studio.. (New RPG on the level of Final Fantasy)
From Software..
that game company (wont be exclusive)
Media Molecule Dreams (wonder whats going on)
Capcom Deep Down (again Mystery)



AsGryffynn said:
arcaneguyver said:
Figured this was common knowledge. I think they held back more this year than normal because they didn't think Nintendo would step their game up like they did.

Nintendo stepped up something? As a whole, they all held back. First Spencer announced they didn't show any new games because they don't want to announce next year games and now Kaz too... 

 

After last year definitely. I think most expected 2017 games, primarily Mario, and we got that plus Yoshi, Pokemon, Metroid 2 & Metroid Prime 4, with the last one being treated like the Shenmue 3 announcement. If the goal of E3 is to create buzz, it feels like Nintendo stole the show while everyone else played conservatively.

LivingMetal said:

Maybe it's just smoke and mirrors, but Shuhei Yoshida claimed that there were more games they could have revealed at E3 but didn't:

This isn't even news, and I'm sure Shuhei thinks as much. Sony has 3 conferences to think about, 4 if they ever go back to EU. Of course there were more games they could have revealed but chose not. This is just logical.

If the news was that they had stuff planned but decided at the last second to drop thm from the conference, then we have something interesting. This is just... natural.



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JRPGfan said:
Saveing some for other parts of the year...... could be a mistake by them?

Nah I think they'll be fine. The biggest problem for me was the games they showed didnt have a date. If they had done that for Days Gone, GOW and Spider-Man they would have won the show (and if they had added 3/4 from the pre-show it would have been a no contest)... but I've been reading EG's conference reports and now I see that perhaps the conference itself isnt as important as it should be.

1. You are trying to get as much press as possible over the course of E3 and not just a 1 hr show.

2. Sony have been doing a lot of live streaming of games.

3. They have a couple of other shows where they want to keep the hype up all year.

So now I start to realise that unfortunately the E3 show itself is less important to them as a strategy than perhaps it was, certainly helps when MS is looking alot weaker.



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Better wait to announce new games before having another Final Fantasy VII Remake.
It was announced at E3 2015 but will most likely release in 2019 (in the earliest case).



arcaneguyver said:
AsGryffynn said:

Nintendo stepped up something? As a whole, they all held back. First Spencer announced they didn't show any new games because they don't want to announce next year games and now Kaz too... 

 

After last year definitely. I think most expected 2017 games, primarily Mario, and we got that plus Yoshi, Pokemon, Metroid 2 & Metroid Prime 4, with the last one being treated like the Shenmue 3 announcement. If the goal of E3 is to create buzz, it feels like Nintendo stole the show while everyone else played conservatively.

According to social media, FIFA 18 was the winner when it comes to E3 buzz.



GribbleGrunger said:
Well, of course. As I pointed out in another thread, Sony will have seen the laclustre MS conference and adjusted theirs accordingly. You don't show ALL your aces if it's not necessary. Saving them for other events is a much more productive approach.

Exactly, they sand bagged their own conferance.  



I think they had enough games. Yes it was disappointing to not have any big new announcement.

But that's what you get when you announce way too many games for the last 2 years. They are so many games that we know of, and most of them don't even have a release date.
Death Stranding, Spiderman, God Of War, The Last of US 2, and third party games like Shenmue 3 or FF 7 remake.

Do we really need to have more games on this list? More games that will be release who god knows when?