Nintendo proved that it really isn't, so, I don't see why the two situations are relatable anymore. You even say in a follow up comment that Nintendo showed it can be effective, so what exactly is the problem? How many times to do we talk about all these cringe moments when they have these awkward stage presentations? It is notably the --the venue it has traditionally been held in for much of its history. And Microsoft took over the nearby Microsoft Theater at L. A more accurate comparison would be that Sony is as unlikely of quitting the video game business as Nintendo is. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can't wait to share our plans with you. That means no offsite events fans, no big livestreamed press conferences packed with game trailers and, apparently, no booth presence on the E3 show floor.
If Sony has hardware to show off, then sure, do it live. We want to be near-end. It's not the first time one of the big three companies has scaled back its appearance at E3 -- canceled its live events in favor of Nintendo Direct digital announcements years ago -- but it is the first time one of these major players has skipped the show altogether. Sony haven't done anything that even resembles following Nintendo or copying Nintendo's business model. E3 2019 seems like a prime opportunity for Microsoft and Nintendo to make some major announcements. Instead of packing its booth with a library of games, the company often creates wonderous set pieces built around a single game meant more to entertain than sell gamers on its creations.
On Facebook, the official Xbox account assuring fans that it would not abandon the trade show next year. While the company behind the Switch does attend E3, its showing is a much more focused affair developed around a stronger online presence and less on-site fanfare. My fave announments tho was that awesome looking Mech game they showed first, overcooked 2, and that Killer Queen title. E3 2019 will take place in Los Angeles from June 11 to 13. Congratulations to our innovative exhibitors, members, and partners and to the millions of gamers who celebrated a spectacular E3 with us. Sony never left an E3 unattended, even if they would announce a new console later that year. There will be something for PlayStation fans to pay attention to in the next 12 months -- it just won't be at E3.
But, they barely showed anything at the last one. The 2018 E3 Coliseum, which five platforms livestreamed, had more than 3. Microsoft notably moved nearly its entire presence offsite to the Microsoft Theater for E3 2018, with only Mixer present on the showfloor, while Nintendo has forgone live press conferences in favor of pre-recorded video presentations for the past several years. Just from a Nintendo system point of view, the biggest game they have this year was revealed and released at the show. It's straight to the point, little to no filler. Any and all support helps keep DualShockers as a standalone, independent platform for less-mainstream opinions and news coverage. I mean who knows if those stage demos were even live to begin with.
I dont know what is real anymore. The 1997 show was held in Atlanta while the 2007 show took place in Santa Monica. E3 2018 has come to a close. E3 2019 isn't the only major event Sony is skipping. The publisher is notably absent from the list of companies that have already committed to the event, among them its biggest console competitors, Microsoft and Nintendo, as well as other major publishers like Take-Two, Ubisoft, Activision, and more. Do you know what credibility is? As usual, the venue will be the Los Angeles Convention Center. The city of Los Angeles would also be sad to see E3 leave, as the show brings in thousands of thousands of developers, media, and now public attendees, all of whom spend money on accomodation, food, and ground travel.
E3 2018 brought a ton of big news from all of the biggest companies in games. While that is news in and of itself, Microsoft and Nintendo want to make sure its fans know that the two are excited about the upcoming event. There's pros and cons to Nintendo's directs. But we wouldn't have enough to bring people all together in North America to have that event. We now know that June 11th-13th is when will take place. I am not like some of the devoted people on here that are so blinded by their love for one company that they literally spout nonsense. Similar to Blizzard with Blizzcon.
Had to find something since they don't have crossplay nonsense anymore. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the Electronic Entertainment Expo has traditionally been the biggest gaming event of the year. A lot of funny things happen. Unsurprisingly, the end of an E3 brings the countdown to a new one. Last year, Ubisoft has for a number of years held an offsite side event for fans. Earlier today, Sony confirmed that they will not be at E3 2019 at all. Our team made unforgettable memories with players, partners and friends.
I actually quite enjoy the directs and I feel the other conferences drag on. Our mentality has been to constantly innovate what we do and how we message at E3. If you want to finally pick up a Nintendo Switch in anticipation, This post contains affiliate links where DualShockers gets a small commission on sales. This implies they have already, when they haven't. All sony needs to do is keep making groundbreaking diverse exclusives good hardware that can run all games and thats it, no need to force their 100 million plus to buy gimmicky hardware like nintendo was forced to do. Companies interested in exhibiting at E3 2018 should contact Max Roche via email at or Exhibit Sales via the E3 website at. Kinda tired of them showing off the same stuff every year.
That wouldn't be a bad thing to try. Is Sony 'copying' Nintendo the new 'in thing' now for butthurt haters? After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. They've started allowing gamers to attend E3 after paying a fee, why not put their streaming tech to use. Even without Sony at E3 2019, Nintendo and Microsoft still seem pretty excited for next year's show. The show is going through changes,. Let us know in the comments below. Perhaps Microsoft will announce the next Xbox, which in all likelihood would come before Sony reveals the inevitable.