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Nintendo of America Issues a Statement on E3 Plans

Nintendo of America has issued a statement regaurding their E3 plans, after the internet collectively freaked out, that Iwata said Nintendo will not be holding a major conference this year, instead holding two smaller shows, and multiple Nintendo Directs. 

NOA told GameTrailers that Nintendo will be at E3 in full force, but instead of hosting their annual presentation there, they will use their Nintendo Directs, various press events, and other methods to show off their games.

Here is what Nintendo of America’s Charlie Scibetta, Senior Director of Corporate Communications had to say on the matter:

“As you’ve already seen, a lot of news about Nintendo games and services that traditionally would be held until E3 is being delivered this year through Nintendo Directs, and various press events. This approach will continue between now and E3. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be fully informed. We look forward to continuing to provide you with Nintendo news and content in ways you haven’t before experienced. Beyond the news that will be communicated through Nintendo Direct videos in the run up to E3, at the show itself we’re hosting two smaller events on Tuesday morning before the LACC opens instead of just our traditional one event. A media event and a partner presentation will both occur that morning. While the audiences will be different between the two events, both will occur on the Tuesday morning of E3 (June 11) which is the date and time period the public has come to expect for Nintendo to deliver E3 news.

At the Nokia theater we’ll meet with business partners (retailers, publishers, analysts, etc.) from the NOA territory and discuss our plans for driving the business and providing tailored information that this group finds useful to their operations. Nintendo has done these same type of business meetings at past E3 shows, but has not in the past few years. This year we are returning to that business partner meeting format. New this year at our booth in the LACC, prior to the show opening, we’ll invite a small group of media to play our games. We will have a strong line-up of beloved franchise experiences available for immediate hands-on play. We are continuing to consider exciting new ways to bring the news of our games and information directly to the players at home during the E3 timeframe, and will have more to say about that at a later date.”

I want to see how this is going to play out, because it could lead to a better structure, and more information of Nintendo’s games coming to us.

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12 Responses to Nintendo of America Issues a Statement on E3 Plans

  1. skmassive says:

    I love it.thanks

  2. skmassive says:

    My wii u is updating now, not sure what the update is about!

  3. Chachamari says:

    In the past E3 was fun to see but it became less excitement for me this year, I like ND more than E3.

  4. MrSiIver says:

    I might also add that I lost a lot of respect for Shokio, with his video's on the subject. He's usually pretty good with facts and logic, but as of late it seems he's just not thinking things through. He's just throwing up impulse rage videos the second something's announced.

    I agree with what Ricard was talking about in another article about this topic. Nintendo is giving specialized events for everyone.
    -Hands on events for the press
    -Meetings for the business people
    -Directs for the gamer

    This sounds a lot better to me, as everyone gets something that appeals to them without the others needs bleeding into one another. As for the "casual" gamers watch E3 on TV, Nintendo is DOOOOMED. That's right out blatant bull shit. Casuals couldn't care less about E3, and probably don't even know it exists. They are most likely to happen upon this information about new games through something like scrolling through Google news, or seeing a TV commercial later on while they're watching one of their regularly scheduled programs.

    • Titan64 says:

      I have lost respect for people who pass themselves off as Nintendo fans only to go back and use stupid criticism against them. I was critical of Nintendo for not advertising well enough but I knew Nintendo proved to me that they will blow me away no matter what. Lets start calling these people for who they really are: "Pretendos"

    • Furious Francis says:

      Shokio's logic is: Not enough people are going to get to see Nintendo's games this year. That's why he made that video. I don't agree with him, but it seems like a lot of people agree.

      I like the Nintendo directs better than E3 to be honest. The last two E3's for Nintendo sucked. Yet the Nintendo Directs are awesome.

      • Titan64 says:

        Not only that, even with the E3, some of the games from 2010 didn't get the attention they deserved. The only one that really seem to get was Donkey Kong. on that comment. Just because a majority agrees with something doesn't mean they are always right.

      • MrSiIver says:

        I know, but problem is, is that there's really no basis for that.

        "Core" is exposed to game information through
        -Keeping up with news sites.
        -Nintendo directs.
        -Being part of the community.

        "Casual" is exposed to game information through
        -TV comercials through regularly scheduled programs.
        -In store/online adds.
        -Accident by shuffling through Google/Yahoo news.

        So in retrospective E3 isn't a vital role in either branches information flow. As the "Core" would just as easily get this information through other sources, and the "Casual" would rarely be exposed to this type of medium in the first place.

  5. MrSiIver says:

    It's pretty sad that they had to issue this statement.

  6. RicardJulianti says:

    If they manage to put E3 demos on the eShop, they win E3 without even having a major press conference. That would be massive.

    *sigh* if only…

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