“That’s Bold” – Sony Stuns Fans by Rivalling Nintendo With a Major PlayStation Event on the Same Day

Published 09/13/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Announcements, events, and game demos are what gamers feed on. For this reason, organizations release event dates and send a tide of hype into the gaming community. Likewise, PlayStation has released a notification of the details of the next State of Play. Surprisingly, this comes after Nintendo made a huge announcement regarding the next Direct.

While gamers were garnering their excitement after the announcement of Nintendo Direct, PlayStation hasn’t missed the hype train. Nintendo Direct will be happening in a few hours. While the State of Play event will air on September 13, at 3pm PT (6pm ET/11pm BST).


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To throw light on the interesting development, PlayStation might be rivaling its competitors. As Nintendo officially announced the dates of Direct, the State of Play notification came just hours later. Can this be an attempt to steal the thunder of the other?

All in all, it will be a treat for gamers worldwide.

PlayStation gamers didn’t expect to get this amazing deal on National Video Games Day

The “State of Play” is a crucial event for the PlayStation community. Earlier today, PlayStation posted a notification to give a brief about what the event will hold. It said, “For tomorrow’s show, we’ll have some great updates from our amazing Japanese partners, along with a few other surprises from developers all around the world.” Above all, this comes on September 12,  on the National Video Games Day.

Furthermore, it said, “Expect about ~20 minutes of reveals, new updates and fresh gameplay footage for 10 games coming to PS5, PS4, and PS VR2.” Therefore, as hinted, the community will get to know about what the future holds. And the footage from the ten games has sent the fans riveting. Can the State of Play feature God of War: Ragnarok gameplay? Who knows.

While the gaming community was amused by the Nintendo Direct happening this week, this announcement was a cherry on the cake. As the news spread like wildfire, the fans couldn’t contain their excitement. From what it looks like September is coming up huge in this year’s calendar, especially for the gaming community.

A fan stated, “That’s bold,” by highlighting PlayStation’s move. Here are a few reactions of the fans that celebrate the announcements:

Can September be more exciting for PlayStation and Nintendo fans?


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With just two weeks gone, September has already been amazing for the community. Till now, the community has got their hand on some of the amazing titles. The Last of Us Part 1, and NBA 2K23, are some of the PlayStation titles that were recently released. While FIFA 23 is expected to come in the stores on September 30.

On the other hand, Nintendo’s brand- new launch, Splatoon 3, has broken the sales record of the Splatoon series. Moreover, Metroid Prime is rumored to be featured in the upcoming Nintendo Direct. While Nintendo Switch – OLED Model Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition will be released on November 4.


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Will you be packing your snacks to witness the legendary events on the same day? Tell us your preparations regarding the events in the comments below.

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Astitava Kaushik

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Astitava Kaushik is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Media and Communication studies. Throughout the years, he has developed a knack for writing and deems to explore the skill in the eSports field, with games like Valorant, FIFA, and Call of Duty holding a very special place in his heart.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar