E3 2013 Console Announcements

Next Gen Console

This June 11-13, the annual E3 Expo was held and there was some huge news about the three video game consoles.

Microsoft was the first company to present at E3 and the news coming from their conference was not good. The new Xbox One will be have an always-online requirement and will not support used games. It will also be priced at a steep $499. When asked to comment about the always-online feature, a Microsoft executive stated that if you don’t want to always be online, keep playing Xbox 360.

Sony was up next with their conference and they announced that the PlayStation 4 doesn’t need to be connected to the internet and will support used games. It will also be $100 cheaper than Xbox One. One negative thing about the PS4 is that in order to play multiplayer online, you will need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

Finally, Nintendo announced many exciting new games for the Wii U including Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Donkey kong Country: Tropical Freeze. and New Super Luigi U. For 3DS, Nintendo announced Super Smash Bros., Pokemon X & Y, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Yoshi’s New Island.


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