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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

Clearly MS, they have alot to prove if they want there new direction of there gaming service and Game Pass to be successful.

I am expecting some old Rare IP love. Hopefully Joanna Dark is a real thing followed by Banjo Kazooie etc.



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Definitely Nintendo. Their income comes from first party sales, if they don't release games they don't make money.

Sony is pretty safe, it doesn't really matter what they do for the rest of this generation.

Microsoft can help themselves to some extent, but it's a little late for miracles, regardless of their E3 showing Xbox One's final lifetime sales aren't going to change that much.

 



Stuart23 said:
I guess Microsoft have more to lose if they did a bad E3. They need to prove what they have against the competition this year and that their console can be relevant.

Agreed, the 1st parties help give a console its identity.

MS has great 3rd party support and that's most important. But its 1st parties that make the console appealing for its own reasons. If they can't prevent people from buying a PS4, they can at least appeal to people who may be open to owning multiple consoles.



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Microsoft obviously. Nintendo and Sony can hurt themselves by having a bad E3 but the damage won't be that significant. PS4 and Switch will continue to sell just fine. For MS, it looks like Xbox One is already coming close to the line when it will be on life support. If they fail this E3 sales can drop significantly to the point of no return. It will be hard to see how they will manage to continue with this console up to 2020-2021 as they intend in this case.



 

Nintendo beacuse they mostly only focus on games released the next 6-18 months... unlike Sony and MS who announce games 3-4 years ahead pretty much every E3.



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JRPGfan said:
Megiddo said:
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.

You expect them to just coast by, on 3rd party for 2 years?
After Age of Empire, Sea of Theives, State of Decay 2,.... and a 2017 that was barren of exclusives.
They need a AAA smash hit... atleast 1st party hit, within the next 2 years, preferably more.

People are loseing faith in the brand, if they dont do anything to fix it, theres people that might not want to invest in a xbox 2.
You cant have 4 "bad" years leading up to a new console, and expect peopel to jump onboard.

I mean, didn't Nintendo abandon the Wii U? Or were they still announcing a whole slew of brand new titles for the Wii U while they were already designing the Switch?



Megiddo said:
JRPGfan said:

You expect them to just coast by, on 3rd party for 2 years?
After Age of Empire, Sea of Theives, State of Decay 2,.... and a 2017 that was barren of exclusives.
They need a AAA smash hit... atleast 1st party hit, within the next 2 years, preferably more.

People are loseing faith in the brand, if they dont do anything to fix it, theres people that might not want to invest in a xbox 2.
You cant have 4 "bad" years leading up to a new console, and expect peopel to jump onboard.

I mean, didn't Nintendo abandon the Wii U? Or were they still announcing a whole slew of brand new titles for the Wii U while they were already designing the Switch?

But the differnce is people dont question Nintendos abilities to make quality software.
Like right now people are legit scratching their heads and going "what is Xbox doing?".

The Wii U had huuuuuge game droughts, mainly due to lack of 3rd party support.
Though Nintendo had a few "head scratchers" too with the Wii U (Starfox Zero? Animal Crossing Amiibo festival?) and their 3D mario game was subpar (to my expectations after Mario Galaxy games)..... your right, Nintendo was "kinda" in a simular situation with the Wii U, sales where alot worse with the wii u, and people where ready to move on to the next system (thats not the "feeling" I get listening to xbox people though, and its worse for Xbox One X buyers, they expect more this gen and arnt ready to move on yet.).

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I just think it'd be far smarter for MS to be conservative with the tail end of the X1 and focus on having a great system and lineup of first party titles for the next gen.



Naum said:
Nintendo beacuse they mostly only focus on games released the next 6-18 months... unlike Sony and MS who announce games 3-4 years ahead pretty much every E3.

Nintendo isnt "unlike" the others, infact Id say when to announceing things down the pipe, their better than Microsoft is (this gen).
You "know" theres a SMT game, Octpath traveler, Smash, Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, in the works (this year or next).

With Microsoft you know nothing, after crackdown 3.

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Darwinianevolution said:
Both three companies need E3, for different reasons. Sony needs to get a precise release date and update trailers decent amount of their big projects, like Shenmue III and FF VIR. Nintendo needs to show great software for this year to continue the Switch's momentum, and Microsoft really needs to show enough exclusives to show their weight. So I'd say Microsoft needs it the most, but I don't know what's their plan lately, so I don't know.

Pretty much this.

For Sony, it's the least critical for now, but a weak showing could negatively impact the rest of the PS4's life, so they can't slack off either.

Nintendo must deliver games. This year was pretty dry until now but there are a couple of games slated for this year we don't have a definitive release date yet (Yoshi, Fire Emblem, Smash), but those are not going to enough to push the console alone until next year, so a couple new games will have to come.

Microsoft recently announced bringing more first party titles, but at E3, they need to deliver no matter how far along those titles are (possibly just concepts at this point) to prove it. And not come with too much games-as-a-service bullcrap which could kill any good intent again.

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