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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Playable PS3 a No-Show [TGS 2005]

Playable PS3 a No-Show [TGS 2005]

"Much to our dismay (and surprise), the 2005 Tokyo Game Show has yielded absolutely no playable PlayStation 3 videogames. Only a handful of trailers and real-time presentations show off what the system is capable of, but not what it's currently doing. Of course, the kick-ass Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer was almost good enough to make us forget about the lack of PS3 software, but the general disenchantment on the show floor is pretty noticeable.

Industry rumors had been flying for months that TGS was going to be the big coming out party for hands-on time with the PlayStation 3 ever since the end of E3 last May. But as we approached the last free hours left before Makuhari's prominent event, expectations began to fall sharply downward as we saw fewer and fewer companies that were willing to divulge any PS3 plans.

When we contacted Sony representatives and asked when we could expect a more concrete PS3 presence, there was no real answer to give. But considering the system's expected spring launch in the first half of next year, we expect that it'll be sooner rather than later. Then again, we expected TGS to yield a similar result. We'll just have to wait and see what happens."

According to rumors and rumblings, CES will be the show PS3 will really make a splash. Understandable they didn't make much more of a showing at TGS. Nintendo really played their cards right with revealing their controller. No matter how stupid it looks.

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