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Nintendo announced today that they will be choosing a different method than in years past to showcase their products to the media at this June's Electronic Entertainment Expo. At past events, Nintendo has joined Sony and Microsoft in holding a separate keynote address.
In his presentation to investors today, global president (and new CEO of Nintendo of America) Satoru Iwata cited the Nintendo Direct presentations as a successful tool in distributing information to the public. While the company is still investigating how they will communicate with home audiences in North America and Europe during the show, Japanese audiences will be informed via additional Nintendo Direct streams.
In Los Angeles, there will be an event for distributors and a hands-on opportunity for media, but the traditional stage presentation has been deemed unnecessary. The focus of Nintendo's E3 showing will be Wii U software and not hardware. Furthermore, Iwata stated that he will not be speaking, and it was unclear whether he is planning to be in attendance.
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Hope this means we won't have to hear much shareholder drivel anymore
Okay then, I guess that's wise.
I'm okay with this. I always felt that the big presentations at E3 were meant to show new hardware, not software. The best years' of E3 were when a new console is shown with their lineup of games for it. At the same time all of the smaller showcases were great for seeing the games. There isn't any need for Nintendo to waste a whole bunch of money to showcase their games next to the revealing of new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. This effort is more focused and allows for much better coverage. Not everyone may watch E3, but EVERYONE gets their news somehow from the internet so we will see what they have in store regardless.Also this should give people an idea what to expect from them: www.siliconera.com/postgallery|0
seeing as i was underwelmed with the presentation last year besides pikmin everything that was shown was third party in that showcase so I dont have a problem they can prepare more for the show floor and hands on experiences instead of talking about games that are coming out
Nintendo has no Idea what it is doing. They need to fire everyone and reorganize the company from the ground up. It feels to me like they want the Wii U to fail. THere are no games. Mine hasn't been touched in months. They have chosen to over support the 3DS over their brand new system. Every choice they have made in the past few months has been idiotic from a business standpoint. As a major console developer they are done.
A lot of people are simply misreading this news, while others just like to complain. We've been b*tching about how dry and awkward E3 pressers often are, so Nintendo decides to do something different, just tell us what games are coming and when, which is all we want anyway... they never said they weren't GOING to E3, they never said the Wii u wouldn't be showcased, they simply seem to want to skip the dry boring bits people hate...what's to complain about??
I'm still unsure how to take this news. It could be a really good idea on Nintendo's part, or a very bad one. Either way this is definitely not what I expected.
This is very surprising. It has both it's benefits and downsides. I hope Nintendo knows what they're doing. I will personally be sad not to see an E3 presentation by Nintendo.
this is the dumbest move they've made in a long time