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Sony E3 Conference Summary

Wow! Sony really hit that one out of the park! I was expecting good things, but wow. Here’s a quick summary:

  • PSP Redesign: 33% lighter and 19% slimmer. Bundles for $199 including Daxter, Family Guy UMD, 1GB memory stick, new Silver color. Separate Star Wars Battlefield bundle.
  • echochrome: New original game. Minimalist graphics. Original gameplay
  • PSN Games: Wipeout HD. More on Pain, SOCOM, Warhawk
  • Way more Home features: Interactivity from regular mobile phones. Launch directly into multiplayer games.
  • NCSoft making PS3 exclusive MMO titles
  • Haze is a PS3 exclusive through Q4 2007 and at least Q1 2008.
  • Unreal Tournament 3 will be a PS3 timed exclusive this holiday.
  • MGS4 will remain PS3 exclusive!!! Counter to almost everyone’s predictions.
  • Infamous announced. This is the new title from Sucker Punch Studios, who are famous for the excellent Sly Cooper series.
  • GT5 Prologue demo this year. Includes full online multiplayer. Full GT5 in 2008.
  • Killzone 2 trailer. Game looks awesome. Scheduled for 2008.
  • More on all the other big 2007 PS3 titles.

Wow, I’m very impressed. Sony nailed it. Great price cut, and lots of high quality new announcements and surprises.

CORRECTION: Fixed “PSP2” -> “PSP”.