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Who needs to have a good E3 showing?

Sony 6 4.65%
 
Nintendo 57 44.19%
 
Microsoft 66 51.16%
 
Total:129

It's arguably Nintendo that needs to perform at their best for E3 since they have divulged the LEAST amount of new information so far this year on their biggest projects or other plans if they have any that is ...

They are in their most vulnerable point during their new systems life where it has been devoid of any releases of new blockbusters for the first half of it's second year and it may even extend as far as the third quarter as well ...

E3 doesn't matter much for both Sony and Microsoft anymore since their nearing towards the end of this current generation but it especially won't save the latter's hide for the rest of this current generation ...



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Not sure why people think Microsoft. Unless you're thinking that this is when they'll announce the Xbox 2 then it really wouldn't fiscally wise for them to load up on anything other than third party games and whatever else they have left (Crackdown?) until the next gen starts.



I don’t see how anyone can give an answer beside MS. I’m not bashing MS, but their exclusive output is pathetic, and it’s several levels below that of Sony and Nintendo. MS have been promising a change in this regard for four or more years now. It’s time to put up or shut up. And it doesn’t matter if projects are 2 or even 3 years off; they need to show them to restore some faith in their fanbase.

As of right now, it’s hard not to regret my XBO purchase, since the only exclusive I’ve played and liked has been a 7 hour long indie game. Cuphead was freakin awesome, but it’s not enough to justify my XBO purchase and keep me happy.



How is this even a question lol? Obviously Microsoft, and "dependent" is putting it mildly. They either come out with some huge surprises that really get people pumped or they pretty much seal the X1's fate as being about done.



I'd say Nintendo. Microsoft already lost this gen and are most likely saving up exclusives for next gen at this point so they'll have a better chance of selling well right out of the gate. Sony already has this gen in the bag and have alot of announced exclusives already, enough to get them through the rest of this gen, so they're most likely saving up for next gen as well. Nintendo however, they have the difficult task of making their 2018 lineup as good as their 2017 lineup was. They need to keep up the pace they've had so far and in order to do that they need big announces for E3.



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pitzy272 said:
I don’t see how anyone can give an answer beside MS. I’m not bashing MS, but their exclusive output is pathetic, and it’s several levels below that of Sony and Nintendo. MS have been promising a change in this regard for four or more years now. It’s time to put up or shut up. And it doesn’t matter if projects are 2 or even 3 years off; they need to show them to restore some faith in their fanbase.

As of right now, it’s hard not to regret my XBO purchase, since the only exclusive I’ve played and liked has been a 7 hour long indie game. Cuphead was freakin awesome, but it’s not enough to justify my XBO purchase and keep me happy.

I disagree. Announcing everything you have in the pipeline could lead to more instances like Scalebound. 

In other words, I don't want a repeat of Microsoft's E3 2014:

https://lastlifeclub.com/2017/01/10/cursed-games-microsofts-2014-scalebound-cancelled/



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Microsoft has the most to prove. They have been promising more investment in games for a some years now and people expect some of these to be coming close to fruition and start being revealed. A lack of any good games again will hurt them badly reputation wise (especially Phil Spencer's) but regardless I dont see it changing their sales much one way or other.

Nintendo doesnt seem to have much going on the 2nd half this year but no doubt they have a big E3 planned. However very positively for them the sales of the Switch are only a little behind the PS4 which is good. This will likely increase significantly once Smash or other games like Poke come in.

Sony dont need to do much. A number of big games have been announced. The demos will be enough. PS4 will continue doing well though it seems the peak was last year.



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I voted Sony. As the top dog (in terms of sales), they have the most to lose. I think the market share pie (between MS and Sony) is set for this generation, within a small range. But, if MS can bring 5% of the Sony playerbase into their family with the XBX, that's a big percentage gain for XB. On the other hand, if you own an XBone and haven't jumped in to PS4 yet, you're probably not available for Sony to win over. They had the most powerful system, and the most attractive exclusive lineup for most of the generation. What would make you jump to Sony at this point?
So, Sony has to continue showing impressive games, to further cement their position, and keep people from heading the XBone for the most powerful system.

MS just *has* the most powerful system. You either want it or you don't. We know they can't show a bunch of big games that are about to launch, because we'd already know about the games. Nothing that they can say at E3 can change either of those facts.

Nintendo..... I don't know that they're in direct competition with Sony and MS at this point. They're selling a significantly different platform.



 

flashfire926 said:
pitzy272 said:
I don’t see how anyone can give an answer beside MS. I’m not bashing MS, but their exclusive output is pathetic, and it’s several levels below that of Sony and Nintendo. MS have been promising a change in this regard for four or more years now. It’s time to put up or shut up. And it doesn’t matter if projects are 2 or even 3 years off; they need to show them to restore some faith in their fanbase.

As of right now, it’s hard not to regret my XBO purchase, since the only exclusive I’ve played and liked has been a 7 hour long indie game. Cuphead was freakin awesome, but it’s not enough to justify my XBO purchase and keep me happy.

I disagree. Announcing everything you have in the pipeline could lead to more instances like Scalebound. 

In other words, I don't want a repeat of Microsoft's E3 2014:

https://lastlifeclub.com/2017/01/10/cursed-games-microsofts-2014-scalebound-cancelled/

Isn't that what helped Sony in a way to convince people to get a PS4 back in E3 2013? I mean, the big highlights, besides doing the opposite of what Microsoft did (DRM, online-only, etc.),  were Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy XV, The Order: 1886, and even Destiny to a degree, as it wouldn't be released until September 2014. While Sony showed solid support with the usual CoD, Assassin's Creed, and others to go along with Infamous and Killzone, the games I mentioned from the previous sentence were huge at the time.

And aren't some clamoring for Nintendo to show something in the pipeline beyond 2018?



ms....................... nintendo then sony