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Sony’s Big Chance at E3

E3This year’s E3 looks to be a huge event for Sony.  After a botched launch of the PS3 2 ½ years ago, a struggling PlayStation Network, a lot of unremarkable games, and leaving the PSP to die a slow painful death, Sony is finally starting to get its act together.  PS3 sales are increasing around the world, the PlayStation network is closing ground with Xbox Live, there are a lot of really intriguing games on the horizon, and the PSP is finally seeing some love with a bevy of new game announcements.  For the first time in what seems like years, Sony has some real buzz on its side.

Let’s hope they don’t blow it.

There is a huge PS3 and PSP community, who are willing to spend money on games.  It goes without saying that the more value the gaming community sees from a game, the more they are willing to buy.  But they need to see value, especially in this economy.  This is where Sony really needs to step up to the plate-show the community how the money they’ve spent on the PS3 and PSP are going to pay off this year.  Sony needs to show how exclusive entertainment options are better through their systems than through any other.  Show the community the value for their money!

Although arguably at least a year too late, Sony was able to announce video service through the PlayStation Network at last year’s E3.  We’d all love to hear about new services we’ll get as part of the network.  Fingers crossed, but let’s not hold our breath.

We’ve all heard the rumors about the redesigned PSP.  These rumors are intriguing and surely Sony will have some announcements on this front during their keynote.  If the new PSP is indeed UMD-less, Sony has a lot more pressure to make sure their PSP games are worth the money.  In the world of digital downloads, a gamer can no longer take a used game to their local GameStop.  No, now they’re stuck with the game.  Sony needs to wow the community with their PSP game line up.  Oh, and let’s finally get trophies added to the PSP, shall we?

On the PS3 side of things, Sony has a bit of an easier job.  InFamous is about to come out, and there has been a lot of talk about Heavy Rain and a number of other assorted titles.  It seems like we’re finally going to have a few games worthy of this console.  Let’s see some exclusive titles!  Let’s see something that isn’t a FPS!  Let’s see some real creativity outside of those $9.99 games on the PSN.

Sony, are you listening?  We’ve got my money right here, ready to give to you.  Let’s see a couple of really innovative games and you can have it.

And let’s face it: it’s all about the games.

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