GamingNintendo not planning E3 Press Conference, favouring 'Smaller Events'

Nintendo not planning E3 Press Conference, favouring ‘Smaller Events’


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Nintendo will not hold a major press conference at this year’s E3 Expo, company president Satoru Iwata has confirmed. Iwata made the announcement during a Nintendo financial results briefing on Thursday morning (25th April), and revealed that the company will still have a presence at E3, albeit in a different form.


Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata

“At E3 this year, we are not planning to launch new hardware, and our main activity at E3 will be to announce and have people experience our software,” said Iwata. “Many people are certainly very interested in learning more about the Wii U titles that we are going to announce.

“We will use E3 as an ideal opportunity to talk in detail mainly about the Wii U titles that we are going to launch this year, and we also plan to make it possible for visitors to try the games immediately. As a brand new challenge, we are working to establish a new presentation style for E3.”

Iwata further explained that despite the lack of a “large-scale presentation” for a global audience, Nintendo will instead host “a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the market”.

He also confirmed that two closed events will take place – one for “Western gaming media” and another for North American distributors.

Nintendo Direct will be used – along with other methods – to distribute tailored regional information about software launches for audiences in Japan and other overseas regions.

Iwata, who does not plan to speak at E3 this year, added that the company is “continuing to investigate ways to deliver information about our games directly to our home audience around the time of E3”.

“We will share more information about them once they have officially been decided,” he concluded.

This year’s E3 Expo will take place between June 11 and 13 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.


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