E3’s major announcements have been made, and observers are busily trying to work out just who “won” the event – most indications seem to suggest Nintendo dominating or at worst tying with Sony.
From some western gaming forum sources, as picked up on by 2ch:
1. Microsoft – 4.8%
2. Nintendo – 81.3%
3. Sony – 1.7%
4. They all sucked – 12.2%
The reasons for Microsoft’s literal release circus being ill-received are obvious, although just why Sony’s pathetically anemic announcements of the PS3mote and the marvelous news that PSN users can finally pay for access proved so impressive to western ears is not clear – manly Killzone action was perhaps the clincher.
Nintendo on the other hand presented an undeniably impressive lineup to go with its 3DS announcement, enthusing Japanese in particular.