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Sony Could Add More Theaters for PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference: “Response Was Incredible”

by on June 2, 2014 5:24 AM 80

If you’re one of the many that have been left out by the tickets for PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference move theater experience selling out, there may still be some hope according to host Geoff Keighley, that responded to a Twitter user asking if there’s any chance that Sony will add more theaters to the bunch:

I think they are looking into it. The response was incredible.

The move would definitely make sense, considering that tickets ran out in just a few hours. It’s pretty obvious that demand far surpasses availability in this case.

It’ll be interesting to see what’s awaiting for us at the press conference. One thing is for sure: you don’t rent out movie theaters nationwide to show Mary Poppins. 

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  • superkarma

    That would be awesome. Hopefully they make more available in NYC or the surrounding areas :)

  • Alkanida

    Wish they’d add this to European Countries as well but who would go into a cinema at 3am? Prolly no one.

    • sander vanden bempt

      I would, if it would mean, i’d get to see project beast. <3

  • JustGaming

    It’s really hard not to think that SONY are going to knock it out of the park with this tactic. I have a feeling that, while some expectations and rumors may be dashed, the content they have will be epic. They aren’t going to utilise all of these theaters and pull out a turd.

  • Solid Snake

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/915/7996/original.jpg
    Sony must have something huge planned for the event.

  • Mikail

    If the games that they will shows at E3 satisfied the fans, Sony will create a chain blast of hype a cross the US. Internet Forums+ Social Media will ignited , even the casual will submit under Sony’s flag. Sony has a talented people on Marketing divisions.

    • sander vanden bempt

      haha indeed, compare that to the shitheads at xbox who decided to turn EVERYTHING around they started with. Djees, a monkey could do better marketing

    • articuzwolf

      it’s double edge sword…because if it was bad, it will also create a chain blast of negativity across the US and Internet at the same time.
      but at least it shows that they have confidence with their IPs and announcements, looking forward to it

    • Consoles_need_2_Ketchup

      No. They will just be marketing more than usual. All of it is marketing. Kinda sad when you think about it how people are going to cinemas to be marketed to. Who needs before cinema ads when you can get people to go to a 90 minute advertisement.

      • Mikail

        That’s why Marketing at SONY division is smart isn’t :)

  • Mus1ckFPS

    I really hope they do, the one on 14th and union sq in NY is sold out, i’d like it if they added at least two more and put some in other countries or do something similar

  • RealityCheck2013

    I would of gone if it was in the UK(but not at 2AM tho) :D + I like how the internet(mainly the Xbox fans) have been making out that SONY wouldn’t do or show anything at E3 :D

    • Trioptical

      On the flip side, you think this means the swag they’re giving away at the event is going to be either really cheap or all digital? I mean, if they can just get more theaters, for the fans, it can’t be costing them that much more…

    • foureyes oni

      yeah i was getting this major feeling as well from everyone that Sony would just scrape on by for this show since they were in the lead.

  • m0usju1c3 .

    Yeah, pressure is on now Sony, let’s see what you got.

  • DLConspiracy//

    But we can watch the conference off the console right? We don’t have to go to the theater to watch it right?

    • WingsOfChicken

      Correct..

      Free gifts though.

      • DLConspiracy//

        Sweet. I’m am cool with sitting in the comfort of my home. Gifts are cool but I never win that stuff.

        • cozomel

          You dont have to win it, its automatically being given out to everyone that goes. I say its a house for everyone (take that Oprah!)

          • DLConspiracy//

            What is it?

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Probably something like a year free of PS+ or something similar. Nobody knows what it will actually be though.

  • Negi Springfield

    The Almighty Kaz Hirai shall save us all.

    #Believe #GreatnessAwaits

    • Mikail

      lol ^^ PlayStation Nation will change into PlayStation Religion :D

      • SkinnyAssGamer

        PlayStation is not just a console its a LifeStyle.

        • DarthDiggler

          Minor shameless competitive plug there. :)

        • Somebodyissilent

          Won’t lie, I have been wanting PlayStation brand clothes for like ever. I want people to know at a glance that no matter what I’m a PlayStation fan.

  • Apocalypse

    Thats cool, you mericans can guzzle juice and throw back popcorn whilst watching on a big screen… meanwhile i will be guzzling coffee throwing back pro plus trying to stay awake watching on a laptop till 4 in the morning in the U.K.

    On a lighter note… Sony dont hire out hundreds on theatres for this years e3 to show indies… expect BIG reveals… Greatness Awaits

  • Consoles_need_2_Ketchup

    Nintendo wants you to come play games with them at Best Buy

    Sony wants you to watch games at cinemas

    Wonder who has the priorities for actual games here.

    • They Call Me Senpai

      Sounds like they both do.

    • Somebodyissilent

      Oh Nintendo’s letting you play their upcoming unreleased games at Best Buy?

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Demos of some of them yes.

        • Somebodyissilent

          Sony has demos too.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Yes… and? You didn’t mention them. Besides they only have demos at LA. You should read my post on how E3 should be done. Digital demos available from June 10th like the people who actually attend would have.

          • Somebodyissilent

            Wait what? I’m confused. How is going to Best Buy any different than going to Gamestop or anywhere else that Sony has demos?

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            I will break it down for you.

            “Yes and? You didn’t mention them.” < Why bring up Sony? You didn't mention them in your post I replied to.

            "Besides they only have demos at LA." Apparently this is wrong and you are saying Sony has demos at GameStops around the US? If so then cool, and I didn't know thank you for that.

            "You should read my post on how E3 should be done. Digital demos available from June 10th like the people who actually attend would have." I made a post on a separate article, I can link you to it if you would like. Basically my idea was that instead of putting demos in select stores and such allow us to download them instead. More convenient and everybody would actually be able to experience them.

          • Somebodyissilent

            I see. It’s your fault for not reading the comment I first replied to.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            No, I read it. You simply didn’t give any reason to mention Sony.

          • Somebodyissilent

            Consoles_need_2_Ketchup • 11 hours ago

            Nintendo wants you to come play games with them at Best Buy

            Sony wants you to watch games at cinemas

            Wonder who has the priorities for actual games here.

            What? Did you miss this?

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            But your comment “Oh Nintendo’s letting you play their upcoming unreleased games at Best Buy?” involves Sony how? In no way at all? Exactly.

          • Somebodyissilent

            Why are you reaching so hard on this? Go back and really read all of the comments it this and think it over. You will see how Sony is involved.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            I am not reaching, I am not seeing the connection. It is probably my fault yes, but it isn’t clear.

          • Somebodyissilent

            Consoles_need_2_Ketchup’s comment implied that Sony was not allowing players to play their games.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Ah. That makes sense. Though I myself wasn’t aware they were anywhere other than LA. But that still doesn’t mean you didn’t mention it in your comment.

          • Somebodyissilent

            It was implied.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            I guess so.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Stay asshurt at PS4’s success.

      PS4 has the superior visuals on all console AAA multiplats, more dev support including indies, a large number of first party studios, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games. Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

      1st-2nd party studios include Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, Guerilla Games, Sony London, Bend, San Diego, SOE, Santa Monica, Polyphony Digital, Naughty Dog, Japan Studio, Ready at Dawn, Evolution Studios, etc.

      PS4 games not on Xbox One: Killzone, inFamous Second Son, Dynasty Warriors 8, Final Fantasy XIV, Warframe, DC Universe, Yakuza Isshin and other Japanese games, MLB 14 The Show, Bound by Flame, Injustice Gods Among Us, Knack, Natural Doctrine, Transistor, Uncharted, Planetside 2, Dragon Ball Z, MotoGP, Deep Down, Driveclub, The Last of Us, The Witness, The Order, and a ton of indies including Resogun, Rime, Transistor, etc.

      Recently Sony has filed trademarks or had leaks for no less than 6 games. Entwined, Kill Strain, Blood Borne, Dark Chronicles, Project Beast and Guns Up.

      Don’t worry PS4 will keep selling like hotcakes based on superior multiplats alone, and bundles with Destiny and Watch Dogs.

      • Consoles_need_2_Ketchup

        Look at all those games also on PC that run better on PC without console limitations or online paywall tax.

        Sony must pay you well to shill so hard for them.

      • alffellfromsky

        Out of all those games the only one that hold stride is the order and that’s because it new, ryse is still the best looking next gen game right now, and please stop talking about hardware because by what your talking I know you don’t know tech. Youtube is not going to teach you the real fundamentals neither are fanboys there’s more to visuals then just resolutions. any real computer tech can tell you.

        • GodGamerDerp

          Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +560 GFlops (44% greater), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs, better GPGPU support, better performing CPU, and faster unified memory. PS4 OS may also have less overhead or reserves.

          Both Sony and MS have world class coders that will extract every bit of performance out of their consoles with their drivers/APIs/SDKs. The difference is PS4 simply has more powerful hardware to work with, so it will always stay ahead in graphics performance.

          Every console has a power budget that can be put towards resolution, framerate, or visual effects. PS4 has a higher total budget than Xbox. Therefore Forza 5 would run better on PS4, and Driveclub would run worse on Xbox. Quantum Break would run better on PS4, and The Order would run worse on Xbox.

          PS4 will have better performing games for the entire generation as it has more powerful hardware, you can’t overcome a hardware gap with better drivers/SDKs. Any game running on Xbox One can be run with better framerate/resolution/visual effects on PS4.

          If they’re both running at the same resolution the Xbox version will have lower framerate and/or visual effects, or the PS4 hardware isn’t being pushed.

          • Consoles_need_2_Ketchup

            You barely understand how hardware works so it’s unsurprising how you simply list off specs without knowing how they work and start claiming things. Sounds like you are just spamming because you simply have no argument.

            And they would all run better on a decent spec PC for $400-500 anyway so sounds like you are just desperately trying to preemptively damage control and shut down arguments you don’t like.

            Why are you allowed spam anyway?

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Perfect! I have a second chance to get a ticket! Let’s hope it’s closer to my area this time though.

  • Dr. Manhattan

    I hope they will, I kinda live in the sticks between Orlando and Tampa in Florida so I highly doubt they would bother with a theater here. That said, I’m fine streaming live with Twitch!

  • jacksjus

    Well I do agree that if they are going through this extent then it’s safe to assume we have no idea what they have planned for E3.

    • foureyes oni

      I agree , i was actually getting a little worried that this E3 was going to be extremely weak for Sony but this theatre thing has me getting hyped again and wondering what they could show that would have them wanting me watch it in a theatre.

  • alffellfromsky

    No they may not show Mary Poppins, but it’s the same old song, about a month ago microsoft said they were trying to do something nice and different for the gaming community for E3, which I believe it turned out to be invited 100 gaming fans to be at E3. Like always sony has to try to outshine the competition, the only reason that sony is able to present their press conference in theaters is because they are also a movie studio, they have connection with theaters all over the states so I’m pretty sure they don’t get charged that much to rent out a couple of lobbys in theaters. Just like last year I saw both confrences and microsoft show cased the better games and sony just simple acted unprofessional on their stage because that’s what they always do. If I remember correctly when sony show cased thre ps4 to the public it showed off the console with the camara sitting right next to it and as soon as Microsoft mentioned their price point 10 and half hours later with delays to their conference they show the ps4 in front of a very plain white back drop with numbers that almost look like their where written in markers that looked unprofessional come on folks you really believe that price change rwas not done at last moment so the can keep competitive.

    If sony continues with their arrogance it will eventually bite them in their behide. That is why as a real gamer I could never respect sony as a company I’m glad their having success but it’s all do to the hype of the fanboys and false information, not because their doing better things then the competition Yes microsoft was trying a different approach and gamers were not happy but they have tried to innovate with all their console but they heard the gaming community and has fix and turn everything they done wrong. Tell me my friends when have you seen microsoft throw shots at sony never that what you call true professionals. Now let’s see with sony, microsoft introduces gamer tags, a friends list, indie and arcade, archievements, party chats, avatars, to the public and what does sony do the same exact thing and then get look at innovaters when all they do is copy.

    I mean wii mote, ps move, kinect, ps eye and then ps camara with voice features and and some scanning capabilities, oculus, ps project Morpheus, avatar hang out lobbys, ps home, twitch, skype, game recording, the same pattern all the time nothing original tell me if you can find that same pattern with xbox, or nintendo. I don’t think so!!!! The same way keep stating ps4 7 million sold yeah in 72 country’s, xbox almost 5 million in 13 country’s big difference, so folks at the end of the day it’s still to early in the game to start counting out the competition even nintendo because I guarantee you ones they start bring out the zelda and metroid and other big licences they will bring the heat people love the games and it will always be about the games naughty dogs is not the only good game developer out there. Thanks for your time.

    • cozomel

      Oh boy, here we go with the usual deluded hater, spewing nonsense. What a douche, seriously. Get a life kid.

      • articuzwolf

        it’s actually 4.2 by last week…4.5 is being generous

        • cozomel

          See, thank you for the correction.

      • alffellfromsky

        Exactly my point you guys are fanboys not gamer, your comments hold no substance because you keep taking sides. I just simply stated a educated comment and you are answering with a fresh and smart ass remark. Just like sony mud slingers which means unprofessional. Second of all I’m not your kid nor do I smoke cheeva so that my brain cells can tell the difference, not to mention that I’m a 40 year old gaming vet and tech by trait so if you want to argue or discuss gaming with me go right ahead you’ve been warned. You want to talk about technical things like exclusives, resolution, hardware, indie games, apps, paywalls, internet service whatever you believe about the consoles war go right ahead you’ve been warned I’ll even give you my skype address right on my xbox 1 so we can talk and discuss face to face so get all your phone ready because you can’t skype on ps4 or play while your skyping so good luck I’ll be waiting.

    • SunnyRivers

      Companies copy each other! It’s called competition. If these things couldn’t be done then the gaming industry would shudder under lawsuit after lawsuit. All the features are there to SUPPLEMENT the GAMING experience. Every company and their mother will do this. The TRUE competition will be at the heart of the systems. Which is GAMES!!!! In this facet Sony does not disappoint. This is where MS needs to focus and at this time it seems to be exactly what that are doing. Sit back and wait and see where they go from here.

      Writing that essay won’t change anything. Unless of course you have received some kind of compensation from Microsoft in which all means… proceed with the cries of agony over which company is better that the other.

    • GodGamerDerp

      Right now it’s PS4 8+ million, Xbox ~4.5 million. Xbox will never catch up to PS4 in global sales.

      Xbox will hardly sell anything in smaller “tier 2″ markets already dominated by PS3 and PS4. The global gap is growing wider, Xbox will never surpass PS4 in global sales.

      The 13 countries Xbox One launched in already account for ~90% of 360’s sales. Remaining countries will be 10% at best, but probably less since it’s launching late, more expensive, and less global appeal than the MURICA’ NFL TV box. I estimate the % of sales from non-launch countries around 5-6% at best.

      Furthermore, Xbox is ALREADY AVAILABLE in pretty much every European country as a grey market import. They’re stacked on the shelves of “unlaunched” European countries. That leaves Asia, South America, Middle East, and African countries.

      These markets for Xbox are so tiny they might as well be rounding errors. In other words, barely enough to move the global needle, let alone keep it from tracking under the 360 shipped numbers.

      I can’t wait for September’s “launch” to arrive with all the sales force of a wet fart. Microsoft fanboys will be left gobbling up a mountain of crow yet again while scrambling for more excuses and straw grasping. Same with this China straw grasping. I’m sorry but that’s reality and if you think Xbox sales are going to skyrocket in September you’re in for some serious crow eating.

      • Consoles_need_2_Ketchup

        78 Million Steam users and growing.

        Consoles can’t hold a candle to PC.

        • CervantesPR

          Please leave “you are flat out peasant” you will not be missed

        • Raven Nafariea

          Consoles and PC should not even be compared. Why bother? That is only making you out to be foolish. You cannot see that?

          • hahaha

            you love me?

          • Raven Nafariea

            Someone is desperate for some attention.

          • hahaha

            this site has only playstation fans

          • Raven Nafariea

            Perhaps, if you are allergic to Playstation Fans than may I suggest you leave this site and never come back? Seriously, it would be doing us all a favor – yourself included.

          • hahaha

            OK sorry.

    • DemonFenton

      MS Made mistakes that Sony capitalized upon just like the MS capitalized on the PS3 original pricing. MS just announced a little while ago they were removing the Kinetic when it was one of the main selling points for the Xbox One yet it wasn’t helping it in sells. Last year E3 show MS was trying to drive the point of their awful DRM policies for the Xbox One while Sony just had to show up and said what they said. Difference is that PS4 at 8 million sold while Xbox One at 4.2 sold as of this reply to you. Let’s speak about the countries and MS arrogance. MS arrogance cost them big and they are third as we speak out of the three consoles sold. MS thought they were going to overtaken the lead this generation yet they didn’t. They were SO arrogant about their policies before the 180 that it cost them dearly. As for the countries it’s MS fault for limiting themselves and splitting em into tiers thus again Arrogance on their part. MS is losing more footing each day and it’s getting worse for them. If I was MS I’d talk about games instead of going for the TV and Sports route.

  • SkinnyAssGamer

    I Prefer to watch online but this is a good thing for gamers who would want to experience it in a movie theater. Sony is going to bring everything to E3, PS3 Exclusives, New IPs, Classics, etc Third Party Exclusives, Second Party Exclusives, indies, etc. Sony is going to bring it all at E3. #GreatnessAwaits

    • Consoles_need_2_Ketchup

      If you do that insane amount of shilling for free, I pity you.

  • SlMSIM

    I Just get the feeling this is going to be a massive e3, I cant wait I have booked the day off work I’m that excited haha.

    • foureyes oni

      i requested it off as well. Can’t wait for this E3 show.

      • SlMSIM

        I’m in the UK, it starts at 2.00am finishes past 4.00am and I start work at 6.00am so I needed that day off work haha

        • foureyes oni

          for me i work at night and pretty much get off right a bit before xbox starts and i plan on staying awake all day. The playstation event will probably end when i would normally be waking up and getting ready to go back to work.

          • SlMSIM

            Haha nice, but its got to be done right? I think both microsoft and sony’s conferences are going to be great. Microsoft’s because I feel they have made up good ground recovering from kind of screwing the gamer last e3 but they have turned that all around and seems they’re doing the right thing now and concentrating on the games. Sony has been quiet but you don’t hire out theaters for nothing.

          • foureyes oni

            Sony has been too quiet in my opinion , i was starting to feel like Microsoft was just gonna to simply come around and dominate this E3 because of all the info Microsoft has been giving us lately. At least with this whole theatre thing Sony has created some hype for their conference while at the same time not spoiling any actual video game news before the show.

  • DarkHiei1

    Austin, TX!!!!

  • CervantesPR

    Sony will dominate E3

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