After a fairly lop-sided showing from Microsoft earlier in the afternoon, Sony's showing felt much more balanced and pointed firmly towards the traditional gamer.
While PlayStation Move was in full attendance, demonstrations ranged from the casual-friendly to the achingly hardcore. New PlayStation 3 announcements were few and far between, but Sony's message was clearly more, more, more. Going into the show Sony already posessed an impressive line-up of PlayStation 3 content, and it came out of the event with a couple of additions — one notably dressed in a Sly Cooper shaped disguise.
But the headline announcement this evening was not a new game, an exclusive partnership or a mind-blowing demonstration — it was a number. $249: the price of Sony's new PlayStation Vita handheld. Not only does the number put an end to the nightmares of E3 2006 when Sony announced the extortionate price of the PlayStation 3, but it also puts the Vita in an extremely advantageous position. With a worldwide launch planned for this year, Sony should have no trouble taking on Nintendo's ancient-by-comparison 3DS.
It was the big take-away from a conference that at times lacked the polish of Microsoft's offering, but easily trumped it in terms of compelling content. In case you missed things, we've got a full breakdown of all the announcements below:
- PlayStation Vita Name Official, Releases Globally From $249
- Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest Announced For PlayStation Move
- LittleBigPlanet 2's Move Support Coming In September
- Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Officially Announced, Coming 2012 On PlayStation 3
- DUST 514 Is A PlayStation 3 Exclusive, Will Feature PlayStation Move Support
- Bioshock Infinite To Include Original Title & Move Support On PS3, Vita Spin-Off In Development
- Star Trek Title To Feature PlayStation Move & 3D Support, Prequel Exclusive To PlayStation Network
- PlayStation Vita To Feature Cross-Game Chat
- AT&T Named Official Wireless Carrier For PlayStation Vita
- Sony Releases List Of PlayStation Vita Developers
- Ruin Brings Action RPG To PlayStation Vita
- Street Fighter X Tekken Announced For PlayStation Vita, Exclusive Cole McGrath To Feature Across PlayStation Platforms
- Sony Announces Affordable PlayStation Branded 3D Technology
- God Of War Origins Collection, Team ICO Collection Dated For September
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Trailer Confirms Chloe, Elena, Amazing
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