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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

Microsoft could really use a great E3 this year to keep Xbox sales from dropping.

Sony... yeah they're fine. The only thing I can see go wrong with them is lose a bit of reputation, because if they feel like they don't have to try as hard then they're at risk at "losing E3" in the eyes of the fans.

Nintendo I think with their current situation has biggest chance of doing well at E3. I mean look at how titles they have announced but not shown gameplay, a set release date or even a final logo/name; Yoshi, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3, Super Smash Brother. Add more unannounced stuff on top of that you've got one of the best Nintendo E3 showings. Nintendo are also the most unpredictable when it come to E3, so who knows what surprises they have in store. They always have  at least one big draw dropping moment. They only area I think they need to focus this E3 would be with some third party titles.

Last edited by Green098 - on 20 May 2018

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Sony doesn't really need to do anything except not have a bad showing.

Nintendo needs to do a bit more though. This year had so far been pretty dry for the Switch.

MS has to hit the ball hard though. Many ppl saying the gen is nearly over aren't really see the bigger picture. MS needs to start sowing asap and then reap the rewards later. They can't afford to have a subpar showing. And they won't... I'm sure they have many marketing deals to toss around.



Darwinianevolution said:
Bandorr said:
Microsoft.

Sony is just crazy dominating right now, and has spiderman coming.
Nintendo has a long list of IPs any of which can dominate a year. Don't need E3 to spread that message.

Microsoft has had two games come out this year, both sitting under 70. I don't expect Crackdown 3 to do much better, and it feels like Fortnite is stealing all of PUBGs thunder.

So they need E3 to show they can still compete. And now with more third party, and timed exlusives.

Yeah, they kinda bet on the wrong horse, didn't they? XD

To be fair, I doubt this will disuade them from eventually buying the franchise. Too much money, and if Minecraft is something to go by, they can push it to extreme limits and gain a fortune on mechandising.

Well I don't get it they also have fortnite, at least 5 million sales  is not that bad and SoT/PUBG are review wise not great but sales wise they seem to be doing fine(great)






Sony of course. They're always dependant on E3 etc. Because they actually invest into their games/franchises. Thus, they need to promote them accordingly.

What has Microsoft that needs the concentrated attention of the gaming world? Exactly.

Nintendo? Haven't they become more reliant on their Direct Shows?



Hunting Season is done...

Well Nintendo is only one from all 3 that keeping they announcements much closer to release, so we really still don't know how Switch lineup for 2nd half of 2018. will look for sure. Saying that, if Nintendo is not going at all at E3, they would show their staff through Directs, so you can't really say they depending on E3, Sony and MS are more depending from E3 than Nintendo.



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Clearly Nintendo. Kimishima himself said that the 2nd year was crucial. Switch is losing momentum as we can see in NPD or Media Create, so Nintendo needs to bring a more diverse line-up and prove that 3rd parties aren't just there for ports. They need to show a super-impressive Fire Emblem, a main Pokemon game (although I fear that the "go pikachu/evee" thing is a spin-off), and a Metroid Prime 4 that can rival Battlefield 5 and such.



If Sony has a strong E3 I'll be surprised. What more can Sony possibly have in store that we don't yet know about? Nintendo's E3 will be lauded if they only show a few things. If Nintendo shows a new Smash Bros. then that's all is needed. I'm not sure what Microsoft can do at this point to win people over. With all honesty I can't imagine how anyone can say X1 is in a better position than PS4 at the moment. And yes, there are folks out there who truly believe this.



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E3 is more of SONY and Microsoft, but this year it seems Microsoft need to prove more and succeed more on E3. Nintendo seems had been left E3 and their targeted market are not on E3. I believe SONY are not fully ditching E3, this year a bit different because they are satisfied with their sales and trying to focus on their first party games sales. We will see more classic presentation on PS5 reveal in 2020.



Nintendo. They purposefully stacked their announcements so nothing would be dated past August and we’re completely left in the dark as to what is coming.

We already know Sony’s line-up and it’s been teased now for years. Their E3 could practically be a list of release dates and it would be sufficient.

Microsoft is currently in the most dire situation, but they just don’t seem as invested in gaming, imo.



HollyGamer said:
E3 is more of SONY and Microsoft, but this year it seems Microsoft need to prove more and succeed more on E3. Nintendo seems had been left E3 and their targeted market are not on E3. I believe SONY are not fully ditching E3, this year a bit different because they are satisfied with their sales and trying to focus on their first party games sales. We will see more classic presentation on PS5 reveal in 2020.

nintendo is at E3... they havent left. Just because their presentation is different doesnt change that.

and we are getting a classic presentation from Sony. all they have done different this year is tell us which games they are going to highlight.