By: Mikey Krieger
With E3 2013 being only four days away and the next generation of console gaming just around the corner, expectations are high for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo to come out strong and sell their next-gen offerings to the gaming community. Everyone is anxious to see what each of the big three has up their sleeves and how they all plan on captivating us over the next few years. Now that Nintendo’s next generation console, the Wii U, has been out for a little over 6 months, and Sony and Microsoft have unveiled the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, it’s time to see their plans for their hardware, and the future of gaming, laid out in full.
E3 is for gamers. For the community that drives the industry. This is where each of the big hardware developers need to sell their product to us, the consumer. This year, and this console cycle more so than any before it, is where each of the big three hardware developers need to step up and show gamers why their respective consoles are going to be the place you’ll want to play your video games in the following years. The stakes are high, and each of the three conferences already have a set of high hopes and expectations. Every year, we are quick to decide who the “winner” of E3 is. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all have a chance at claiming that title this year, and the steps they have to take are simpler than one might think.