Sony at E3 2013: PlayStation Has Already Won Over Xbox Brigade, sort of


Sony's last big home console - PS3 was a success lately, but it missed out to Xbox 360 in selected markets. When the PlayStation 3 was announced few years back, it faced criticism due to heavy price associated with the console. Since then the Japanese giant tried to lower down the cost by launching bundles.

The main problem with the PS3 was its internal architecture. Firstly, it was always difficult to make games for PS3 primarily due to the development cost. That said, Sony was unable to build relationship the vast majority of both big and small time developers. This time around, Sony answered our entire questions in the form of games.

Sony at E3 2013: PlayStation Has Already Won Over Xbox Brigade


Big Change

Currently, the console maker offers three devices to play games: PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. From developer community to users to analysts, everyone assumes that Sony's PS4 has a bright future. The reason could be its sweet price which is $100 less than Xbox One. The primary reason why Sony is on cloud 9 is because developer community especially Indie game makers have embraced company's efforts.

The PlayStation 4 is user friendly in nature. It uses AMD's single-chip x86 processor having 8 cores, an 8GB of DDR5 RAM, 500GB of internal storage, Blu-ray drive, DualShock 4, no backward compatible, second screen experience, PlayStation Plus, amongst other features.

PlayStation 4 - Games

At E3 gaming conference, Sony kept its promise by announcing. There would be 30 IPs for the PS4 during the launch. The Japanese game maker also announced some exclusive content for the PlayStation 4.

Some notable titles are The Order: 1886, Killzone : Shadow Fail, Driveclub, Infamous: Second Son, Knack, The Dark Sorceror, Transistor. Even third -party support is phenomenal. Titles like Battlefield 4, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs , Diablo III, Batman: Arkham Origins , EA Sports UFC, NBA Live, Call of Duty : Ghosts and lastly Need for Speed Rivals are some of titled announced by major publishers for the PS4. Meanwhile, Sony also informed that PS4 and PS3 would be connected to Gaikai cloud gaming services.

PlayStation 3 - Games

If you think PS3 is dead, as Sony has already announced PS4 then think once again. The PlayStation 3 is company's current flagship console. Some of the biggest titles including GTA V, GT6, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are coming to PS3. During Sony's E3 keynote, a brand new GTV bundle would be launched later this year. Clearly, Sony won't let PS3 die easily.


PlayStation Vita - Games

On the PS Vita front Sony announced some 85 titles are due, and as many as 125 dedicated games have been launched so far. These are some of the AAA titles coming to Vita this year. Here is the list: Batman Arkham Origins, Destiny of Spirits, Doki-Doki Universe, Killzone Mercenary, Tearaway, are some of them. Even re-mastered games are coming to PS Vita. Acclaimed titles like God of War 1 and 2 and FFX and X-2 are coming. The Walking Dead has been confirmed for the Vita. Sony is touting PS Vita to be a companion of PS4. It is necessary to include remote play feature, so that every PS4 title can be played on Sony's little console.


It is not that Sony has learnt from its past mistakes. The company is still wrong on many fronts - if one talks about PS Vita. Yes, there are Indie developers making so many titles for Vita, but major problem with the Vita - lack of AAA titles. If E3 is not the right place to discuss about a struggling platform than logically it should be board room.

Everyone is saying that Sony has already won over Xbox One in terms of price. However, it would be surprising, if Sony charge a less amount when compared to its nearest competitor. Basically, both consoles have been priced equally. The PS4 does not come with Eye camera, while Xbox One comes with Kinect 2.0. But, PS4 is a better buy, if you are into gaming. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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