Microsoft, Sony battle for throne at gaming world's E3
Published on Jun 9, 2014 10:22 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Muscular new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are girding to battle for the throne of the video game industry at the E3 extravaganza set to kick off in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The two rivals will showcase blockbuster titles to the press on Monday with eye-popping graphics, and promote their consoles that are evolving into multipurpose home entertainment centers.
Nintendo, whose new-generation Wii U consoles were eclipsed by Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4, is taking a lower profile approach with an online event it will stream before the huge industry event officially opens.
"At the end of the day, what sells video game systems are blockbuster games," said Phoenix Online Studios manager and strategy analyst Scott Steinberg.
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