How does Sony plan to announce/hype/peddle PS5?

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#1 Posted by SaltSlasher (1150 posts) -

We all know MS will use E3 to peddle their shit, like Xbox 4, Game Pass, xCloud, and their studio acquisitions, and whole industry will be there to write about it cause it's still the most traditional way to do things. Then they'll do their Inside Xbox on monthly'ish basis and This Week On Xbox to continue the feed to fans.

What will Sony do, when they've ditched all conferences, fan events and have opted for State of Play and their continued old school blog? Even very recently Sony skipped E3 for hardware announcements to do a live event, like they did in Sept 2016 to announce the Pro and Slim, do you think they will do something like that, or do you think they'll just use these State of Play pre-recorded to announce hardware?

Even Nintendo who mostly does Directs announced the Switch via a live conference with pre-recordered stuff inserted throughout.

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#2 Edited by Shewgenja (21456 posts) -

Maybe they'll make a long boring press conference about TV and multiplats while relying on obscure gaming press to tell us how bad it sucks and won't work without internet.

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#3 Posted by Ten_Pints (3831 posts) -

Walk on stage, say a price and leave.

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#4 Posted by I_P_Daily (12045 posts) -

Sony will release their conference on dvd and sell it to cows, that way they can edit the time between when the flute man ends (they missed an opportunity not using Alyson Hannagan) and the walk to the next conference room lol

Cows favourite button on the PS4 is play afterall :)

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#5 Posted by Ant_17 (12559 posts) -

They will send out an update on Ps4 that bricks it and displays a mesage "PS5 is out, go buy it"

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#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (28156 posts) -

Have an old man in a rocking chair blowing in a vuvuzela as Knack 3 is shown on a big screen behind him.

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#7 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (10060 posts) -

They'll have their own event / conference like they did with the PS4.

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#8 Edited by Sancho_Panzer (814 posts) -

Could be a video or a press conference, or maybe they'll do it through some kind of futuristic dancing show. It's hard to say with any certainty, but my money's on it being something wondrously spectacular.

In my own mind, I picture hundreds and thousands of heads, turning, one-by-one, squinted to regard the fleets of giant black blimps which have meandered their way, hitherto unnoticed, between the sun and the landscape below. There is no fear, though, out on the streets and in the playgrounds, only awe - an awe replaced rapidly by glee, as a seemingly endless rain of golden tickets pours from the heavens, declaring the happy news. Bemused onlookers line the streets and press themselves to the windows of their city tower blocks as children leap and giggle in the unseasonal flurry, hurling themselves wildly through the air with eager, outstretched limbs, that they might gather sufficient golden tickets to be counted among the very first to experience the mysterious delights that the airships silently confirm is... Playstation 5.

TLDR: press conference, video or crystal maze-styled blimp contest-cum-"golden shower".

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#9 Posted by NfamousLegend (365 posts) -

I'm curious as to how much MS will show at E3. They cant have much mature software running on Anaconda outside of Halo or Forza. People might be surprised to see MS announce nothing. PS5 will be announced at PSX in September or whenever. Announce the price of $499 and show software.

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#10 Posted by getyeryayasout (12343 posts) -

Probably through a series of old-school rap battles. Yo.

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#11 Posted by tormentos (29198 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

Sony will release their conference on dvd and sell it to cows, that way they can edit the time between when the flute man ends (they missed an opportunity not using Alyson Hannagan) and the walk to the next conference room lol

Cows favourite button on the PS4 is play afterall :)

And even that is more exciting than playing xbox games.

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#12 Posted by SecretPolice (35338 posts) -

A surprise E3 appearance by Phony should do it.... featuring..

Lol :P

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#13 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8618 posts) -

door-to-door salespeople

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#14 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3249 posts) -

E3 is stupid. Only forum nerds rely on it for information while games journalist rely on it for content. The majority of the world doesn't know what E3 is. E3 is a waste of time and money for all involved. Streaming/posting a controlled video is far more beneficial for all involved.

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#15 Posted by AJStyles (917 posts) -

The oceans will part as the PS5 floats down the middle and lands on a podium on a beach. It shoots lasers into the sand saying $399 and November 2020.

Everyone buys one.

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#16 Posted by Phazevariance (12334 posts) -

They'll walk out onto a stage, with someone holding a ps5 upright in their hand, then accidentally drop it as they're walking, while it smashes open on the stage. Then another stage hand will run by with a ps4 that has a 5 taped over the 4 and act like nothing has happened.

Then i'll buy a ps5 a launch.

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#17 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Experience

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#18 Edited by Steppy_76 (2710 posts) -

They're going to slowly "leak" out information including LOTS of buzzwords(8k, super computer, etc, etc, etc) and little substance or context for how those buzzwords actually matter, and let viral marketing do its work and make the general public think the machine has way more power than what it does.

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#19 Posted by djoffer (1376 posts) -

No idea, probably through state of play. But I don’t really blame them for not going to E3( especially after their ridiculous flute show last year...). While I personally like E3, the times where people got their info from gaming magazines is long gone and so is the relevance of hosting an actual show imo.

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#20 Edited by BoxRekt2 (23 posts) -
@saltslasher said:

We all know MS will use E3 to peddle their shit, like Xbox 4, Game Pass, xCloud, and their studio acquisitions, and whole industry will be there to write about it cause it's still the most traditional way to do things. Then they'll do their Inside Xbox on monthly'ish basis and This Week On Xbox to continue the feed to fans.

What will Sony do, when they've ditched all conferences, fan events and have opted for State of Play and their continued old school blog? Even very recently Sony skipped E3 for hardware announcements to do a live event, like they did in Sept 2016 to announce the Pro and Slim, do you think they will do something like that, or do you think they'll just use these State of Play pre-recorded to announce hardware?

Even Nintendo who mostly does Directs announced the Switch via a live conference with pre-recordered stuff inserted throughout.

Funny that everything you're suggesting MS will use to "hype" Anaconda/Lockheart is everything but "traditional".

lol what will sony use to hype?

Sony will actually show AAA next gen GAMES!

Sony will simply offer a true next gen gaming console, 1 sku, with exclusives built ground up for that console that blow everything else this generation out of the water. Simple!

Add in 100% BC will all PS4 titles plus exclusive VR support and capability and there you have it.

Why do you xbox fans think those corporate gimmicks MS uses to reel you non-gamers into their ecosystem matters to actual gamers? If people wanted generic dollar menu gaming options they all convert to PC. Xbox offers nothing for console gamers other than buyers remorse.

Your "hype" for Xbox4 = the same thing MS has been using to hype xbox one since 2014. Here's how that panned out!

2014 - 2019

PS4 HD AAA exclusive games >>>>>> Xbox GASS, SAD and gamepass

2017 - 2019

Switch classic AAA quality exclusives >>>> Xbox 4k, failed Promises and studios

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#21 Edited by MonsieurX (39135 posts) -

BoxRekt got banned?

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#22 Posted by BoxRekt2 (23 posts) -
@MonsieurX said:

BoxRekt got banned?

NOPE, account compromised so I switched it.

why would it get banned and use basically the same user name?

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#23 Posted by Steppy_76 (2710 posts) -

@boxrekt2 said:
@MonsieurX said:

BoxRekt got banned?

NOPE, account compromised so I switched it.

why would it get banned and use basically the same user name?

Probably basing it on your post quality and just assuming you're not the sharpest tool in the shed.

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#24 Posted by MonsieurX (39135 posts) -

Compromised account... sure

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#25 Posted by BoxRekt2 (23 posts) -
@Steppy_76 said:
@boxrekt2 said:
@MonsieurX said:

BoxRekt got banned?

NOPE, account compromised so I switched it.

why would it get banned and use basically the same user name?

Probably basing it on your post quality and just assuming you're not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Those comments reflect more about yourself than me, especially the part about not being too sharp.

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#26 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

I liked the 300 profile picture better.