E3 is now officially over, so it’s time to look back and see which of our predictions came true, which ones didn’t, and which ones were so far out that they’d never happen anyway. This time it’s Sony’s turn, and despite rumors to the contrary, their conference didn’t last five hours.[checklist]
- NGP Name, Launch Date, and Price – Sony unveiled the official name (Vita), price ($249/299), and didn’t give us a launch date but told us that it would be out by the end of the year, so we were close enough.[/checklist]
- Price drop for PS3 – Nothing, despite the gift card incentives.
- Price drop for Move – Once again, nothing.[/infolist]
- Uncharted, Uncharted, and More Uncharted – Sony spent a huge amount of time demoing both Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss for Vita.
- Apologies for PSN Debacle – Jack Tretton kicked the conference off by apologizing for the PSN outage and thanking the fans for their patience and sticking with Sony throughout.
- 3D – Every other sentence in the conference was “Put your 3D glasses on.”[/checklist]
- PSP Remasters – We heard nothing about the release of these outside Japan.[/infolist]
- Ico/Shadow of the Colossus HD – They’re coming in September, along with the God of War: Origins collection.[/checklist]
- The Last Guardian Details – Nothing was even mentioned about Team Ico’s project, so hopefully we’ll hear more about it at TGS.
- New God of War – Nope. The God of War: Origins collection, featuring HD versions of Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta, doesn’t count.[/infolist]
- Move functionality in upcoming games – Sony spent a great deal of time outlining upcoming games that would use Move, including Resistance 3.[/checklist]
- Xperia Play – Nothing was shown or even mentioned about the PlayStation smartphone.
- Epic speech by Kevin Butler – Totally absent. The conference officially sucked because of it. (Kidding, of course, before the Sony defense force firebombs the site.)[/infolist]
We didn’t do so well with Sony, and things that we thought were blatantly obvious such as the PS3 and Move price drops didn’t happen. We got 6 out of 13, so almost half, but hopefully we’ll do better next year.