Update: The rumours were true — Sony has confirmed it will skip E3 2020.
The first report came from VGC, which cited sources that claimed PlayStation wouldn’t have its own presence at this year’s E3. The report was bolstered by Wedbush Securities analyst, Michael Pachter.
“As far as I know, [Sony doesn’t] plan to attend,” Pachter said.
“I think that’s a huge mistake, as their ‘focus on the consumer’ is not inconsistent with their attendance at the premier industry trade show. I hope they change their minds, but am sceptical.”
At the same time, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier took to Twitter with his own thoughts on the matter.
“E3 is in the worst shape it’s ever been — last year it was half-empty, and that was before they doxed thousands of attending journalists — so Sony skipping again would make total sense,” Schreier wrote. “I’d expect them to announce their own big PS5 event(s) instead.”
While Schreier’s tweet was posted as opinion, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad jumped onto it, retweeting with the comment, “Should hear more about this today.”
The reports come as Sony prepares for an Experience PlayStation event to take place over 14 January to 16 February in New York. It’s believed Sony will have more to say about a PS5 reveal at this time. We’ll, of course, keep you posted.