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E3: Sony’s PS3 keynote was disappointing – Reasons Why

I’m not sure about you, but I felt a little bit disappointed with what Sony brought to the table at their E3 keynote conference in Los Angeles. We didn’t see any new hardware in action, or confirmations on a few rumors we which tipped would definitely happen. Why?

Firstly, what happened to those two new PS3 models that were revealed a few days prior to the event? It seemed certain to happen after reading Engadget’s scoop – were the FCC incorrect then?

Then there was the matter of the PSP2. While Microsoft added the slimmer Xbox 360 console to their hardware lineup, Sony failed to produce any new hardware which made us jump out of our seat. What happened to Kaz Hirai taking the PSP2 out of his back pocket?

Of course, a release date for GT5 was great, and Twisted Metal looked pretty awesome, but I still felt a sense of anticlimax once Mr. Tretton wrapped things up at the end. At least we got a solid release date for Playstation Move, as well as pricing details -which Microsoft failed to provide. It will also be out in September, compared to November for Kinect.

Do you feel the same way, or have I got this totally wrong? I’m a Sony fan dont get me wrong, I just expected more of the ‘wow’ factor, that’s all.

Give us your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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UNDERSTANDSONY
UNDERSTANDSONY

Sony has captured my heart before. They made me agitated before as well. I will continue to use my ps3 and my comments about the new PS plus are false i believe that PSN is in desperate need of money so they don't want to get rid of free gaming just like that they need a way to get newer products and newer games member anything that has to be created now a says takes money something Sony is very low on that is why i believe Sony is in there bad days srry if i went of subject

THEGUYSONYHATES
THEGUYSONYHATES

Alan i absolutely agree with you. Ps3 was to be really the one who put xbox360 in its place but in this age right now im starting to miss the ps2 online all the new things you have to do now a days. I think the real major fail i know this is going of subject was the erase of BD or backwards computability and now when OS was removed that really ignited lots of hate in me. Now this new special members crap is bull now people are getting unfair advantages just because people are feeding PSN money i… Read more »

levent
levent

very dissapointed indeed. no new ps3 colors no psp2 no resident evil portable……think sony is beaten on the handheld market????

xbox
xbox

their conference is completely sh*t. they had no real games demoed and that move bullsh*t is another sh*t device. the only real game there is portal 2 and it's multiplatform too. i thought that laser tag bullsh*t that happened in ubisoft's presentation was sh*t but this is the biggest sh*t i've seen. what a piece of sh*t.

tarbis
tarbis

I think you went to the wrong conference. You should go to the rumor conference instead of E3. And if you're looking for new hardware presentation, you should wait for TGS. Sony is a Japanese company not an american company. Anything new that comes up should be announced first in Japan.
And yes, you got this wrong in all angles. You were riding on the rumor train instead of the reality train.

Skeptical
Skeptical

Ha ha ha!!! I laugh at all of you….or I should say…all of us! Sony's conference was excellent, great showing, amazing games, everything we needed. I'm laughing because every year, due to leaks, all of Sony's surprises get revealed early. Now with soo much rumor and speculation going around about PSP2 and new console versions, everyone's disappointed.

Skeptical
Skeptical

Ha ha ha!!! I laugh at all of you….or I should say…all of us! Sony's conference was excellent, great showing, amazing games, everything we needed. I'm laughing because every year, due to leaks, all of Sony's surprises get revealed early. Now with soo much rumor and speculation going around about PSP2 and new console versions, everyone's disappointed.
I should say, I don't believe those rumors are false though. With soo many big announcements, they had to save something for TGS………..

dean42
dean42

I was really hoping for some Last Guardian gameplay! Idk why but Sorcery got me a little more excited about the move.

mike
mike

Sony is disappointing. I’ll hang onto my PSP because it is a great console and I’m actually happy there’s no PSP2. Nintendo shoves too much hardware at us for handhelds. Sony is like a breath of fresh air.

I’m not interested at all in PS3.

Sony a bit Tame
Sony a bit Tame

The sony conference was rather Tame IMO.

Thought they would be something about the psp2 as well… but nothing! No really big games on display ethier :(. OK, gt5 date annouced is great… but I felt like I needed some ‘WOW!’ but didn’t get any 🙁

What the hell are you playing at Sony, I thoguht you was going to blow Microsoft out of the water… atleast they showed us some new hardware.

JFK
JFK

You cant just ask the a company to make a console revision every year, , as far as i remember, Slim didnt even make its first birthday…

Commodore
Commodore

I just wish I got a Resistance 3 teaser

Other than that I can't complain.

xino
xino

Sony were confident they will win because of Twisted Metal and GT5.
But WTF man!?

they only did the show for ps3fanboys! but not for consumers and PS3 gamers!

Last Guardian 2
Team ICO HD
PsP2
all were missing!

PSN Plus was great to hear but what does "you need to be a subscriber to keep the content" means?

To me Nintendo was the best because they truly shocked us with those hardcore title line ups!
Microsoft was a joke! they deserve it, next time they should plagiarise too much.

Radon
Radon

So basically your disappointed at sony's conference because you found out the RUMOURS wernt true?? i was happy with sony's conference. granted it had a slow start and uncessary bullshit to please investors, but they came out with some amazing exclusives, kevin butler made everyone wet themselves (with help from a new VP for PSP) and they finished on a high which didnt involve a bribe. the only thing that disappointed me was the lack of resistance 3 and the last guardian.

@GameAficionado

Overall I felt it was a good conference I would give Nintendo and Sony a B and Microsoft a C-. While it's hard to believe I'm saying this myself but EA's conference would get a solid B the same company I comment time and time again gives you that Hate/Love relationship. From my POV the problem has to do with all the garbage good and bad from the internet of the expectations of E3 from the big guns. Each year when my associates and I attended E3 we did not get into all the hype and glory of what the… Read more »

aun1
aun1

the fact that there was no new psp announced was a huge disappointment because i was going to get the big boss psp bundle, then i thought it could be a waste if a psp2 was on the way. thanks for nothing sony.

Parapraxis
Parapraxis

WTF is a confirmed rumour anyways?
Sony never CONFIRMED your stupid PSP2 or PS3+ (whatever) rumour.
The only thing that you should be disappointed by is you inability to comprehend the difference between fact and rumour.

Ashk
Ashk

Nope, you're totally wrong, they BLEW US OUT OF THE WATER. What happened with Portal 2 with exclusive Steamworks addition? And why do you think any Hardware would be good? They've introduced SLIM last year, do you expect a revision every year now? But anyways, a bigger harddrive or better wi-fi would not be such big hussle as there are already 120gb and 250gb and every ps3 has built in wi-fi since launch in 2006 (with HDMI), microsoft revision was just for catching up with the PS3, don't be bothered by that…. We had a HUGE lineup of great titles… Read more »

Harvey
Harvey

Portal 2 announcement?

Snore.

dan
dan

Well the portal announcement was quite the shocker for me anyway i was expecting to hear some boos when gabe came on stage but it was unexpected.
the lack of new hardware was a let down but they might save the psp2 for tgs or somethin. After microsoft giving away free 360s sony cant top that really. Was an entertaining show

Some-Random-Guy
Some-Random-Guy

I did think it was anti-climatic, it would've wrapped up nicely just before Twisted Metal though, maybe they should've brought that out earlier. Besides this, I think it was the best press conference at E3 this year!

zodiac909
zodiac909

YOUR ARE A FUCKING SHIT HEADED DUMD ASS! DID YOU EVEN SEE THE CONFERENCE!?

dogmanx23
dogmanx23

I feel the 1st hour was alright. KZ3 was fn amazing but then all the Move talk started to bore me a little. Ill give them credit for showing 2 games instead of 5 like MS did.

The last hour was simply amazing.. We saw Sony / EA partnership, Heroes On The Move, Imfamous 2, GT5, LBP2, Portal 2 coming to PS3 and valve eating their words, Twisted Metal announcement and game play.

Best part was Kevin Butler and Jack taking shots at MS.

Aaron
Aaron

How about not focusing on rumors and crap that is posted on the internet, as most of the time you'll end up setting your expectations WAY too high and then you'll end up disappointed, leading you to write stupid articles like this one.

Sony had one thing that I was waiting for this whole time: Twisted Metal, and that was enough for me.

anonymous
anonymous

Portal 2 announcement?

Hello??

Brian S
Brian S

Hmm, I understand what your saying, but I think we feel this way because of the amount of information that poured out of Sony before E3. That info probably made you believe they were saving the time for something epic, which of course everyone would think is hardware. But overall it was the best conference I saw out of the big three.

rancho
rancho

what if killzone 3 and lbp werent revealed before the show how would you feel then?

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