The age old debate of who ‘won’ E3 may be increasingly irrelevant, but when asked the question by Eurogamer two analysts have claimed Nintendo stole the show.
"Nintendo won, hands down," EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich stated. "They had great content and a well-executed presentation. No celebrities, no famous rock bands, just straight gaming."
Outspoken Michael Pachter agreed: "Nintendo won with a very cool console innovation and great 3DS software.
"People are still skeptical about core Kinect and with good reason. I had them in third place from a hardcore perspective, first from a business perspective. PSN apology was great. Vita price also great. But otherwise [there was] nothing to get excited about."
Screen Digest’s Piers Harding-Rolls offered a more balanced assessment.
"They all had their strengths. Nintendo showed its strong ability to innovate and to take home entertainment into new directions; Sony showed its openness to adopting new business models and online games services and delivered on PS Vita pricing; Microsoft delivered a leading mass market content and non-games media message which positions it strongly for this stage of the Xbox 360 cycle."