E3 2017: Microsoft showed four times more games this year
It also showed more software than any other publisher at E3 2017.
With E3 done and dusted for another year, we've gone ahead and tallied up every game that was shown at this year's event and compared this year's efforts against last year's. In doing so, we discovered that E3 2017 had a 60% increase in new IPs when compared to 2016 and that there was 55% more gameplay shown this year (fewer teasers and trailers). Digging through the numbers, we also discovered that Microsoft increased the games it had on stage four-fold, beating out Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft and Bethesda.
To be exact, Microsoft showed a whopping 45 games on stage this year, a much stronger presence than its 2016 conference which only featured 11 games. Admittedly, a big part of this was thanks to Microsoft's ID@XBOX montage but a game shown on stage is a game shown on stage.
Microsoft had 50% more games on stage than Sony, which only showed off 30 games this year. This was still an admirable showing from Sony and increase of 114.3% from its previous year.
Microsoft's strong showing is well reflected when we break down the games shown by platform. The Xbox One was the most represented console when it came to compatible games with 76 titles in total coming to Xbox One. Sony came in a close second, with 69 compatible titles shown at E3 2017 coming to PlayStation 4. This again is helped greatly by Microsoft's indie support and its ID@XBOX montage.
Despite the epic roster of games Microsoft touted on screen, the Xbox One's exclusive lineup still doesn't hold a candle to the PlayStation 4's (or even Nintendo Switch for that matter).
With that said, a lot of that can be attributed to Microsoft's efforts to share titles across PC and Xbox, nullifying their exclusive title. Platform exclusivity is a blight on the industry anyway, so try not to pay too much mind to it.
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