Sony’s PlayStation ecosystem heads into this year’s E3 2015 trade show in a slightly worse position than it did 2014. For the majority of the last year, sales of the PS4 have remained high, dominating Microsoft’s Xbox One console until fairly recently. That the company was able to pull that off despite not issuing a big PS4 price cut proves just how popular the PS4 was thanks to its stance on games, game sharing and more.
Things will be a little less rosy when the company takes the stage at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Monday, June 15th. Microsoft has managed to trap the PS4 hardware in a proverbial corner. There’s a new $399 Xbox One with 1TB of storage coming with a refreshed wireless controller that borrows the built-in headphone jack of the DualShock 4 controller. With its fiscal health to worry about, many don’t think that Sony can afford to cut the price of the PS4 and compete against the Xbox One’s new console line-up. Worse, the company has a pretty thin holiday games line-up.
Here are 5 things we hope to see from Sony during its PlayStation press conference at E3 2015.