CULVER CITY, Calif. — There’s a large crowd here at the reception before Sony’s press briefing begins at the Sony Pictures campus. There are tables with mini hamburgers, cheese sticks, fried ravioli, nachos and corn dogs. Bartenders are serving child-size cups of soda or full-size bottles of beer, and from the looks of it the beer is the more popular offering.
There are also tables with ice cream, popcorn and giant packs of KitKat, M&Ms and other candies. Sony told all attendees to bring their PSP handheld players, and so lots of people are sitting on sofas playing them. Press briefing starts at 4 pm.