So far, the silence of Sony and Nintendo is now making fans angry, frustrated and bored. They are very curious about the latest plans of the two big men.
Lately, Sony and Nintendo fans seem to have lost their cool. If you follow Twitter or YouTube hard, you can see whenever Sony or Nintendo is active a large number of gamers come in to ask the company for more information. On forums, the next generation console information topic from Sony or the next Nintendo Direct is an extremely hot topic. They criticize, complain, even yell at Sony or Nintendo for new information.
We can fully understand and sympathize with the fans now. The gaming community has been overly impatient with the new generation of Sony consoles or the next Nintendo Direct event. As for Sony and Nintendo, the two companies have decided to limit communication with fans as much as possible. Or if they give the information, that’s also what the fans don’t need.
Sony – PlayStation 5
For the community of Sony lovers, they need the most detailed information about the PlayStation 5. console generation. This product is expected to sell by the end of 2020. This means that now is the time for fans. Tombs want to have as much useful information as possible, from which to consider whether this machine is worth buying compared to other competitors or not. However, Sony was almost terribly silent.
Until now, the most important information about this device is only rumors, leaked by gamers but Sony has never officially spoken. However, it can be said that this is not a very strange case. After all, we still have to wait a long time for the release date, so Sony still wants to hide the PS5 is understandable.
But for fans, the situation now is making them much more worried about the launch date of the new model. The global outbreak of the Corona epidemic is one of the causes that can directly affect the launch date of PS5. In addition, Sony has acknowledged that it has not yet been able to finalize a standard price for this device and have to wait for Microsoft to release before “closing the price”.
This year, Sony will once again skip the E3 event and they won’t announce any alternative plans. This means that at least until the E3 event is over, Sony will not have a program to communicate with fans. It makes those who are waiting for PS5 feel really confused and vague. At least in the past, the gaming community was able to know in advance that events like E3 or the Tokyo Game Show were where they would get the most important information. For now, Sony has missed the big event, giving fans the feeling of waiting in vain.
Nintendo – Nintendo Direct
As for Nintendo fans, they are suffering from the firm stubborn silence. Along with that, the Nintendo Direct event is not on a specific schedule. That’s what makes fans extremely impatient. The last Nintendo Direct was held in September 2019. At The Game Awards in December, Nintendo did not share any information.
For this year, Nintendo has a Direct program called Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, which will be held on February 20, 2020. This Direct program will only have information about Animal Crossing, not one. The program summarizes Nintendo’s near future plans. The situation is getting worse when gamers cannot know what will be on the Switch this year.
Animal Crossing or Pokémon Mystery Dungeon will be coming this March, but what’s next? Will the sequel after Breath of the Wild come this year? Or the fate of Bayonetta 3? Metroid Prime 4? Shin Megami Tensei V? There are so many things that make the gaming community have a headache when it comes to Nintendo and Direct programs.
During this time, the Corona disease was thought to be responsible for the delay in the production of the games. Along with that, fans can not be sure what Nintendo will do this year to confront the two new console models that are about to debut. Gamers are increasingly annoyed when the big guys keep quiet, without giving any information to reassure their fans.
In both cases with Sony and Nintendo, I understand and sympathize with the gamers who are gradually losing their temper. The information at this time is extremely valuable to them. However, both companies have created the best gaming consoles, so they know what they’re doing.
The problem here is that they want to keep quiet in order to spend time organizing everything before making it public, in their own style. The curiosity of the fans is a benefit that they can get for the next product. Anyway, both companies have consistently created the best games for their fans, so there’s no need to worry.
Ultimately, the silence of Sony and Nintendo is a testament to their success, as well as the confidence they’ve gained so far. “Talk less do More”. They don’t need to prove it in a noisy way to get attention. Although having gamers wait a bit longer, a little more impatient, the final product is what determines everything.