Nintendo’s E3 press conference will be missing this year

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Nintendo has announced that it will not be having a big press conference for this year’s E3. This is a big shocker, since the company has always been having one every year along with Sony and Microsoft. They instead want to focus on smaller meetings and announcements focused on different sections for each department. Another reason is that since Nintendo has already been announcing what they’re planning for the future via the Nintendo Direct announcements, the need to have a big presentation at E3 sounds unnecessary.

You can take it as Nintendo not having anything exciting left to wow the audience, or Nintendo not needing E3 to promote their future products.

Nintendo head honcho, Satoru Iwata, had this to say:

“We [have] decided not to host a large-scale presentation targeted at everyone in the international audience where we announce new information as we did in the past”, Iwata said during the meeting. “Instead, at the E3 show this year, we are planning to host a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the U.S. market.”

Don’t fret, Nintendo will still use E3 to show off new titles and give attendees a chance to play them. There will be a closed event for American distributors and another closed hands-on event for the American media.

Satoru Iwata has said that he won’t be speaking during this year’s E3.

There will be a Nintendo Direct event during E3 for the Japanese audience.

Source: Nintendo JP via Kotaku

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