Tbh, Sony is the console leader, they can do whatever they want.......The truth is, Sony doesn't need E3, all the buzz can be generated with a simple Wired article or YouTube Video Interview with Cerny......Personally instead of spending all the money on E3 staging, spend that money on games instead...….Sony has the mindshare, they can reveal in the middle of the Sahara and it will create a bigger buzz than the competition.....Just look at a simple Logo reveal from Sony and the internet went wild, filled with anticipation, joy and tears...….Sony needs E3, not the other way around...….If Sony goes to E3, that's a bigger win for E3 tbh......
Nintendo hasn't had a real presentation at e3 for years now, it hasn't affected the Switch momentum. If Sony releases their own video/event around e3, it will be just as hyped up as an actual e3 floor presentation. IMO
Nintendo doesn't do stage conferences but they still do an E3 Showcase every year and have a huge presence on the show floor. Sony doesn't need to be there PS5 would get attention either way but would be nice if they were.
Well I can understand Sony’s point of view.
At E3 people always draw comparisons, some devs work may be buried by other more interesting titles. By having their own event they are catering to their own audience and they have the time to bask in the media as they will cover it regardless. There seems to be a lot of noise and E3 be open to the public lost all that sense of exclusive to the press. It almost feels like another convention. Unveils are great, but it differs from Hall H Comicon experience.
Sony will make money regardless. Nintendo took a risk with Nintendo Direct and it suceeded. They realized most of their audience won’t be able to physically attend and watch over the internet. They saved a lot of money and issues with this. Reducing on stage screwups. Everything except audience reactions, but we get that on internet youtube videos isolated from the whole audience.