Sony Corporation (ADR) (SNE), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI): Showdown at E3: Part III — Who Was Top of the Leaderboard?

Page 1 of 2

(For Part I about the console battle, click here. For Part II on the battle between game developers, click here.)

With E3 2013 in the books, it’s time to take stock of what the gaming world showed enthusiasts and investors. Considered the most important E3 in a decade thanks to the announced release of the PS4 and Xbox One, the convention delivered the goods and left people in anticipation of the future. Like all industry conventions, it had winners and losers. Some companies got high scores, while others escaped battered and bruised.

Without further ado, here is a summary for investors going forward after three days of spine-tingling technology and leaps in gaming.

Most epic pwning of a rival company: Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)

Call it what you will, but this convention was a comedy of errors for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Much of that had to do with Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)‘s brilliant press conference on Day 1. In what could only be described as a dispatching of one’s enemies that rivals Game of Thrones, Sony released the PS4 as the console that does everything that a console should do and everything that Microsoft’s console doesn’t.

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) not only came out and said the PS4 would be available for $100 less than Microsoft’s Xbox One, but also that it had the ability to play used and shared games without the need for constant Internet connectivity (which Microsoft requires.) It also offers a huge digital library of PS3 titles for those still hesitant to part with their old consoles. Add in the advantage that it has in terms of a better graphics engine and a wide appeal among hardcore gamers, and it’s easy to see how Sony not only won the console war, but also made Microsoft’s crown jewel the butt of every geek joke since the convention began.

Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) was initially criticized for announcing its console before even giving people a chance to look at it, but it was actually a clever “wait-and-see” approach that reaped the maximum benefit and caught the gamer world by storm.

Game-maker most likely to dominate your Christmas wish list: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Consoles are nothing without games, and most of E3 is devoted to game developers big and small hawking their big releases. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) impressed me the most because of the work that it has done to expand its brand with the acquisition of Bungie Entertainment, as well as its ability to take advantage of the new consoles’ advanced graphics with games such as Call of Duty: Ghosts.

This new entry in the Call of Duty franchise takes the idea of cloud gaming and runs with it. By allowing gamers to join other co-op games as a helping hand before continuing on as a single player, it gives players a choice in regard to how much they want to socialize during missions. The game also features more stealth levels and cover-based combat, aided by very detailed landscaping that let the characters and equipment react to nature the way that they would in real-life situations. These add more realism to the game, and with a smarter AI it feels more like being in a combat zone than its predecessors. This makes it a fun game that should be a moneymaker for the company.

Page 1 of 2

Biotech Insider Alert - $6 Stock To Hit $40

$200 Million Dollar Healthcare Hedge Fund's #1 Best Idea Right Now

The best healthcare hedge fund out there right now is one of the largest shareholders in this biotech stock. The fund returned more than 20% in each of the last 2 years with a virtually fully hedged portfolio, and it's sending out a BUY signal on this biotech stock. Get your FREE REPORT today (retail value of $300)

This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Click here to Read Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 74 percentage points in 2.5 years. Our beta is only 1.2 (download a FREE newsletter and see the details inside)

Lists

Best Selling Magazines in the World

Shortest People in History

The Most Celebrated Holidays in the World

Most Expensive Handbag Brands in the World

Top Selling Comic Book Issues of this Century

The Most Powerful Women in Politics

Best Paid DJs

Most Rebellious Female Artists

Best Paid TV Actresses of 2014

Best Paid Actors of 2014

Most Expensive Horses in the World

Tallest People Ever

Most Encouraging Feminist Celebrities

Best Paid Supermodels of 2014

Top 10 Suburbs for Retirement in 2015

10 Wealthiest Cities in America

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Best TED Talks on Education

25 Most Dangerous Places to Live in America

Top 10 Ski Resorts in the United States – 2014 List

Top 10 Most Remote Places in the World

Most Visited Museums in the United States

Wealthiest Photographers in the World

Most Famous Gay Athletes

The World’s Most Famous Circuses

Best Hair Stylists

Most Popular NASCAR Drivers

The Best Romance Movies of all Time

The Most Wanted Drug Lords

The Oldest Money Managers

The Greatest Directors in the World

Largest Animals in the World

World’s Most Expensive Desserts

Best Selling Comic Books of All Time

A-list Actors who Sabotaged Their Career

Rappers With a College Degree

The Best Jazz Albums of all Time

The Most Influential Jazz Musicians

The World’s Most Famous Photographers

The Best Oscar-Winning Songs

Most Influential Choreographers Ever

Most Expensive Department Stores in the World

The Most Expensive Stolen Paintings in the World

The World’s Most Expensive Teas

Top Oscar Record Holders

The Most Expensive Flowers in the World

Countries With a Booming Film Industry

Most Expensive Cupcakes in the World

Uncommon European Escapes

The Most Stolen Artists in History

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 129% in 2.5 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!