I’m going to go out on a limb and say there will be a $50 Playstation Vita console price drop, making the Wi-Fi model $199 US and the 3G model $249 US. Early adopters of the Vita will receive something similar to the ‘Welcome Back’ promotion that we all remember from last year’s PSN outage. My guess is all current owners will receive at least 2 free downloadable PS Vita games.
Sony will also make a big push for Vita games at this year’s E3, announcing big 3rd party titles for the console like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Hitman, Borderlands, Darksiders, Resident Evil, and Bioshock Infinite.
Nintendo will finally reveal just what the Wii U can do, and no one will really be impressed. And then they’ll announce the launch price…of $299 US.
Microsoft will continue shoving the Kinect down everyone’s throat until every last gamer is completely sick of hearing about it. Their big announcement will reveal a new Xbox 360 console with a Kinect sensor built in, and everyone in attendance gets one!
E3 Hopes (what you hope to see announce or focused on this year)
I hope EA shows what fans can expect from NBA LIVE 13 with actual gameplay, and that it will have NBA JAM as a playable mode in the retail release. Something Gears of War related would be great to hear about, but Epic is probably working on their next big trilogy. I would also hope to see at least an Infamous 3 title screen, Killzone 4 title screen, and finally another Nintendo 3DS console price drop.
What you’re most excited for at E3
I’m most excited for NBA LIVE 13, since the 2K series is the only title in the basketball sim genre available. NBA LIVE has been gone for a while, and with so much development time in its pocket, I’m curious to see what has come of the hiatus. Hopefully, it won’t get cancelled again.