Tracking The Ups And Downs Of Microsoft's E3 Press Conference

After looking at the "popularity contest" study done on Nintendo's E3 press conference yesterday, many asked when it would be Microsoft and/or Sony's turn. Today, it's Microsoft's turn.

Bitmob's Andrew Hiscock has applied the same methodology - tracking the positivity or negativity of comments on hardcore gaming board NeoGAF - used for the Nintendo study, only this time with one key difference.

That's because the ups and downs on the Nintendo graph seemed to match perfectly with the opinion of most people actually at the conference. But the Microsoft one? Big, big difference at the end. Where live demonstrations of Project Natal went down a treat for those seeing them, well, live, reaction seemed mostly negative to those following online.

Maybe it's because they couldn't see it actually working. Maybe they're just angry, jaded, pessimistic. Maybe everyone in attendance at the actual presser was wrong. Who knows! Whatever the answer, this is still fascinating stuff. Click the link below to check out the graph in all its glory.

Hardcore Gamers' Reaction to Microsoft's E3 Conference: An Empirical Study Continues [Bitmob]


    I think everyone who wasn't there is hating on Natal because it seems almost too good to be true to those who can't test it for themselves.

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