To be fair, I’d like to say to you readers that I haven’t watched the Microsoft Conference so I would not compare the Sony’s to that of MS (until I watch the whole conference). With that said and done, I’d like to now put out all my thoughts on what I witnessed during this year’s Sony Electronics Entertainment Expo 2011.
If you’d ask me what word would best describe what I felt after the Sony’s presentation, it would be.. WOW.
I was blown away by some of the announcements SCEA president Jack Tretton released during the one and a half hour (approx.) that sony had on stage. Of course it wasn’t all ooohs~ and aaahs~ with Sony (because that would be lying) since I wasn’t as psyched in some announcements as I was in others.
If I were asked to list down what were the biggest most amazing moments (for me at least) for Sony the would be:
- 24 inch 3-D Capable display – because of one feature that i liked which is namely: it has the unique ability to display two images at once (which is good for co-op games). Plus it only costs around 499 ( 22,500 PHP approx.) USD for the whole bundle which is really cheap considering the alternatives.
- Updates on Bioshock Infinite and the fact that a mobile version of Bioshock is on the works.
- Paramount releasing move controllers that looks like Phasers in conjunction to the new Star Trek game that’s going to be released.
- More details on the NGP (now, it’s official name is PS Vita (i know the title sucks but meh))
- THE PRICE OF PS VITA upon it’s Christmas release
Of course the most important among all of the announcements during the Sony conference was the update on the NGP, now called Playstation Vita. In terms of it’s specs and what not it has already been circulating through the internet even before E3 but the most important factor (and the most sought after news on Sony’s conference) is the price. And THAT bit of news was the biggest most awesome news I’ve heard all throughout the conference.
Sony’s next gen portable platform would only cost 300 USD for those who want 3G included in their units and a measly 249.99 USD for those who just want the wi-fi version of the device.
Aside from the Vita updates there wasn’t really anything BIG to announce which is why it was obvious that it was left off till the last parts of the conference. With the updates before the Vita receiving only moderate to polite applause from the audience.
What I also noticed during the conference is Sony’s insistent push for the 3D platform and the move. Of course I would rib on Sony for pushing on a platform that’s too expensive, but they countered that with a surprisingly cheap alternative for those who want to experience their games in 3D without burning through their savings.
Overall I liked the Sony conference, though I wish Capcom gave more. I mean the only bit of news they released was Cole, from Infamous would be a playable character in Street Fighter x Tekken. I gotta hand it to Sony, they really saved the best for last, and because of that people may have forgiven Sony (at least a little bit) after it’s recent troubles in the PSN.
Oh… as an added note, LOL Kobe Bryant– just… LOL.
Will Nintendo compete with Sony? We’ll just have to see if their announcement of the next gen wii would raise the bloods of the gaming public. If you’d like to see a complete rundown of what happened during the conference, Neoseeker has got that covered.