After Sony stole the show during last year’s E3, brilliantly capitalizing on Microsoft’s higher price tag for the XBox One and controversial “always on” requirement – along with the subsequent (and loud) backlash from gamers and media alike – many have been wondering whether Sony would be able to repeat the achievement and continue the strong momentum that the PS4 has enjoyed.
Since last year’s E3, we have seen a complete reversal of Microsoft’s policy regarding the requirement that their console had to be connected to the internet at all times, along with a new price drop and Kinect-less bundles now being offered for the XBox One… but the damage may have already been done.
The PS4 has enjoyed a healthy sales lead in this new console generation (7 million, compared to the XBox One’s 5 million), especially in the all-important sold-through (actually sold to gamers) Vs. sold-in numbers (sold to retailers, where units are counted as ‘sold’ but many units still remain on store shelves).
Anyway, back to this year’s Sony E3 announcements:
If you missed it, or simply want to relive the magic again, here is the full conference in its entirety.