E3 Expo 2011: PlayStation Will Steal The Show
Today is the official opening day to this year’s E3 and so far it’s kicking off amazingly well. Obviously, there are an overwhelming amount of video games to look forward to but, finally, we’re blessed with the presence of new consoles to take gaming to another level.
The way technology is moving towards making 3D television available to the masses, there was no doubt in my mind 3D gaming will be the focus of this event. Sony has revealed the new PlayStation 3D HDTV (pretty much iMac for Sony gaming) and PlayStation Vita (replacement for PSP).
The presentation for PS 3D HDTV is revolutionary. The selling point to Sony’s “iMac,” if you will, is the multiplayer full-screen feature. Once all your friends are equipped with the Sony 3D glasses ($70 each), during multiplayer, you can each look at the display and see a full-screen version of your game instead of split screening. This feature will be unique to PS 3D HDTV ($499).
PS Vita (“vita” meaning “life” in Latin) is overtaking E3 with full force. More than 80 titles are in development from major publishers like Capcom, Ubisoft, EA and so on, which makes the console so promising. The groundbreaking point to the Vita is it’s cross-platform functionality with PS3 with titles like Little Big Planet, Wipe Out 2048 and Sony’s newest debut, Modnation Racers. It will be available with WiFi for $249. For serious gamers who pay their own bills, for $50 more you can get a WiFi/3G handheld partnered up with AT&T’s monthly service (vomit). There’s a cloud storage system so you can continue from where you left off.
Other titles to look forward to for the two siblings are Bioshock: Infinite, Resistance 3, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception just to name a few.
Will PS Vita and PS 3D HDTV beat the charts in record sales at it’s debut? Maybe. Although you have your gadget freak who has to have the latest and greatest, the common folks are unwilling to upgrade their consoles.