Jan. 31, 2013
-- Anticipating negative financials by rival Nintendo reported yesterday in their quarterly report, Sony had today circled on their calendar for a while to drop the news of an incoming event. Members of SideQuesting, the video game reporting arm of Sideways 8 Media, analyze the date, and what it means for rivals Nintendo and Microsoft. It’s a designed move by the company. The one-two punch was brilliantly masterminded by Sony’s management, rekindling the console wars yet again and aimed at causing fans to essentially forget the Nintendo Direct from last week.
The team also examines what else Sony may have planned for the event, from PS Vita price cuts to video game announcements.
The ball is in Microsoft’s court now, as it is rumored to announce its Xbox successor between now an E3 in June. Nintendo is also planning more of the popular Directs to announce third party games coming to the console.