The PS4 was announced earlier in the week and already the doubters are out in force, with quite frankly silly questions such as where are the games or why haven't we seen the box in which its housed?
In my opinion, Sony got its conference spot on. Sure they only showed four new first party IP's, only one of which was not a sequel of sorts, however this is not the point. It seems to me that if Sony could have got away with it then it wouldn't have shown any games at all. Think about it. The whole point of revealing the console now was to explain the features you can expect to see. This reveal was as much about showing its console off to retailers and game developers as much as it was gamers. Sure there was a need to show games because at the end of the day it's a gaming console so we all want to know what the games look like, however there was so much more to Sony's plan than gameplay footage. It was about showing what the console will bring to games, how it will be different from the PS3 and how Sony has learned from its past mistakes.
Make no bones about it, the games will come and E3 is the time for that. This is the traditional time for companies to show off their wares, so why on earth would Sony show everything it has now when it would leave no surprises for the main event in June. Also, these games are still not the finished article, so why not leave off the announcements until they can be shown in a much more polished state. What would impress you more? Early half finished footage from Gran Turismo 6 or something far more impressive looking thats had some more time for polish?
We know the games are coming, Sony has already said that everyone of its first party studios are working on PS4 games, so why the doom and gloom already from certain media outlets? What's the need for the "PS4 had a disappointing show in terms of games comments?" I'm pretty sure most of these writers understand that Sony would rather show off proper game footage than quickly put together trailers. In fact if Sony had came out with a bunch of trailers it would be these same outlets criticising the company for doing so.
Everyone is desperate for the next generation, that much seems obvious, however instead of certain members of the media praising Sony for what it is trying to achieve, they are going out their way to pick holes: "Why were there no women presenters at Sony's conference?", "Why didn't we see the PS4", "I'm disappointed with the games on show?" Really? Is this the level we are stooping to these days. I for one am glad to know that the PS4 will soon be sitting under our TV's come the end of the year. I have enough faith in Sony to know that there is still a lot more to come. We don't even known all there is to know about the console yet.
E3 is going to be very exciting this year and Sony will no doubt bring its 'A' game. I refuse to believe that Sony isn't sitting on some exciting new IP's, it has to be. We've still to hear from Naughty Dog, Polyphony Digitial, Team Ico, Studio Santa Monica, Studio London, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream and a lot more, including Third Parties and Indies. Sony will also be holding more back for gamescom too. So don't tell me that you are disappointed with the showing of games during the week and are worried about the consoles future, because if you really think this then you are in the wrong job.