I think there is some short sighted thinking here on VG... over at resetera a few of us are thinking why this might be the case.
Early 2020 (march) launch for Ps5, why do E3, too early for talk about PS5...some negativity of course but its the end of the PS4/Xbox gen whatever MS shows wont impact this gen's sales (especially if a new console is then out by the next E3). Sony will have a show in September to talk about PS5.
No point going to E3 to talk about PS4 games that everyone already knows about, people will be people and just moan.
It could still be 2019 either. I always expected them to release PS5 in the year of their 25th anniversary, but yes....why not in spring? a spring release seems to have worked well for Nintendo..although it would be a first for Sony. If anything this makes me excited for what’s to come next year.
I’m still surprised by this decision. Kodera said they’d duck a bit, but that’s not what I expected.