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Published on June 23rd, 2015 | by Gareth Von Kallenbach


How Sony Once Again Dominated The Console War At E3 2015


Like a Gun fighter from the Old West, Sony took the stage at their E3 2015 showcase with a cocky swagger as they knew they had plenty of ammunition in their arsenal to delight the huge audience in attendance and the thousands watching online.

As the lights dimmed and the show started, Sony wasted no time in dropping the hammer with the announcement and impressive trailer for The Last Guardian.

That alone for some would have been enough had Sony opted to drop the microphone there and walk off the stage in triumph.

Sony did not stop there and unleashed a barrage that went from No Mans Sky, several new games, and then they pressed down the hammer. Project Morpheus was expected to have a much larger role but what Sony teased, including the ability to have up to four players in the same V.R. game in a new title that is being worked on caught the attention of gamers everywhere.

With the business deals for Disney Infinity 3.0 and Star Wars Battlefront announced and looking better than ever, the hits just kept on coming when Sony announced that Call of Duty was now making the Playstation the console of choice and that all future DLC would appear first on the Playstation.

Sony seemed to delight in piling on the exclusives, business partnerships, and third party titles to the audience and one has to wonder if despite Microsoft’s best shot earlier if Sony knew they had this one in the bag.

For me it comes down to this, Microsoft announced a new Gears of War and that players will soon be able to play select Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One. Nice features for sure but to me it seemed like a nostalgia trip.

Sony on the other hand clearly had the emphasis on new, innovative, and moving to the future which is a big reason why they had sold so many systems as their strong lineup and constant innovation has struck a resounding chord with fans.

While we have to see how the products Sony revealed look and play when completed, Sony shows no signs of slowing down, and the swagger of the PS4 keeps growing.

About the Author

Skewed and Reviewed was founded by Gareth Von Kallenbach in 2001 and was one of the first sites to combine movie and gaming news, reviews, and information. The site has grown to a multi-media company which includes two sites, a quarterly magazine, a Skewedcast, and a web TV show as well as being the film and game site for the top rated BJ Shea Morning Experience and Geek Nation which originates from KISW FM and is syndicated world wide. Prior to founding Skewed and Reviewed, Gareth contributed to over 60 publications around the world as a regular reviewer/reporter and has work has appeared in publications including Moviehole, Aint it Cool News, PC Gamer, Cinescape magazine and many more.

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