Last Week on #DailyPoll – 6/10/16


Even as we get ready for E3, the Daily Poll continues. Every weekday I post a poll to our twitter account, @PSNation. This is a compilation of last week’s polls, which were all about E3.

Starting off simply, with a poll that I was sure would be in no way biased by our audience. /sarcasm I asked our community which of the three console maker’s E3 press conferences (or E3 presence for Nintendo who won’t have a conference) was most interesting.

See? In no way biased…
Okay, yeah, the kinds of people who listen to PS Nation are most excited for PlayStation’s conference. Admittedly, this could be an exciting year. Last year PlayStation had a pretty interesting conference and we certainly hope they wow us like that again.
And it’s not like we aren’t looking forward to Microsoft or Nintendo. Just because we’re PlayStation fans doesn’t mean we don’t like the others too.

This one should be more interesting. Which of the other big publishers’ E3 conferences/stuff are you looking forward to the most. I picked EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, and Activision since those are the publishers who have a conference or had one in the past.

I kinda figured Bethesda would be the winner. People like their Fallout and Elder Scrolls and Bethesda probably has the most positive reaction in the gaming community at the moment. Still, the other publishers have some popular franchises so there are some people who are looking forward to that.

There are a lot of different ways to experience E3 press conferences. Live streams have become a pretty big way but some people are working and prefer to just keep up on social media or just don’t care. So I asked how people normally experience Sony’s conference this year.

Live wins out. We have a lot of PlayStation fans (see Monday’s poll) and they’re pretty devout fans. Still, with some gamers being over seas or working or otherwise, it looks like reading about it later is also popular. One thing I didn’t mention that I saw in the comments was watching the stream but watching it later, not live.

E3 is a big event for gamers. I’ve heard from a few people that they even take time off work to watch and digest all of the streams and announcements. I was curious how commonplace that was.

Seems like it’s just a small portion that does that, about 18%. And of those who take time off, the majority only take Monday off (as that’s when most of the news hits).

Finally, I asked how excited everyone was for E3 in general, just to gauge their expectations. Last year was a big year, do we think this year will live up?

A lot of excitement! Not everyone is excited though. As Imphobia puts it, all of the leaks/pre-E3 announcements have tempered excitement. One has to wonder how many more things companies have to announce… Well, we’ll find out in just a few days/hours.

Written by Andy Richardson

Andy Richardson

A longtime PlayStation fan who enjoys JRPGs and rhythm games when he’s not tweeting about his parrot.

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