E3, by the standards of the internet, is now old news - it's been more than a week since it finished, after all. That said it's interesting to assess its overall impact this year, especially as some publishers scaled back their involvement - the suggestion has been that the LA-based show is losing some of its influence.
While that may be true, it's clear that E3 still carries a lot of weight. Fancensus, a data analytics company, has produced a snappy video to highlight some key facts and figures. It reinforces the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild grabbed a lot of attention, gives Nintendo of America's YouTube team some good news, and also shows how rival brands and announcements also had a lot of joy on social media.
Oh, and over 530 games apparently earned coverage out of the show, which seems like a lot...
With thanks to Ryan Janes for the heads up.
I wonder where Breath of the Wild ranks all time across all E3 top games? I guess you really couldn't compare them that way.
@Spoony_Tech It's a little early for that. You can't rate a game till it's finished. For all we know that Demo could be as interesting as it gets and the game is a total flop.
Now of course I don't think it will be, but I reminded of this absolutely horrible game I once played called Age of Conan. It was beautiful, you could play the demo of the first 20 levels, it had fully voiced narrative (revolutionary for it's time) and it had a ton of interesting stuff to do.... until you finished that first 20 levels, the voice narration went away, and the game became even more of a boring repetitive grind than World of Warcraft. It was a complete bait and switch tactic.
It just goes to show you can't judge a game by it's demo, especially when that demo comes a year before launch.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins it all.
@Alshain01 I'm just talking about E3 best of show games on display. Not full retail games.
That video ends a bit abruptly.
This new Zelda looks wonderful but it's not really gair to compare this games online presence compared to the othwr systems. Remember the PS4 and XBOX both had dozens of announcments all clamouring for attention. Wii u had one, one game, no competition. Although I am super excited for Breath of the Wild I can't accept this comparrison as it is not a fair analysis given the multitude of variables ignored. Buying this day 1!
@Mrclaycoat How do you figure? There were a handful of games that piqued my interest, but BotW obliterated expectations through and through. It may not have had any major platform competition, but its reveal was simply more exciting than anything else at E3 from the mere fact that the game was mostly a mystery going into the convention. The other platforms may have had some surprises, but Zelda still held the most buzz because it looks astounding.
@Mrclaycoat Wii U only owners aren't plentiful enough that having a single game to focus on would catapult it's exposure like this. Most of the online presence is from sites that cover all Video Games, rather than just Nintendo ones.
Regardless of the perception of competition (for most people the Xbox and Playstation games still compete for their attention), it got a huge number of "Best of Show" awards, and not simply "Best Wii U Game". This is a case of it genuinely exciting people far more than the other showings.
@onex oh don't get me wrong this game looks amazing, I am so pumped for this. I feel like this game will exceed all my hopes and make me feel like a kid again. but if I am to play devil's advocate now, it certainly helps the excitement surrounding it's mysteries going into E3 when it is the only Nintendo game being released in 2017 for Wii U (that we know of but it's already almost July so...). That fact alone helps immensely. If Wii U had 20 jaw dropping titles coming out for 2017 then the talk and attention over this game would be more spread out. Keeping in mind that this was one of my top favourites from this year, seriously it blew me away.
This game is gonna be a huge hit
After this released on NX... well idk what happens after that
Zelda FTW !
Wii U will die as soon as the NX releases. And especially with Zelda.
Glad this game generated so much hype and attention. Nintendo has such great ideas sometimes on how to promote itself it is a shame it did not ultimately work with Wii U or the stock price.
I'm surprised Nintendo managed to do it with just one game. Props to them; they really delivered.
Would've preferred a full event with lots of new games, but what they did worked in the bigger picture.
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