Nintendo Confirms it Won't Have a Press Conference at E3 This Year

Nintendo Confirms it Won't Have a Press Conference at E3 This Year

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If you were hoping that Nintendo might return with a full-fledged press conference at this year's E3, we've got some bad new for you.

Since 2013, Nintendo has forgone the trip to E3 to hold a massive press conference. Instead, it's put together a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct video each year that shows off the games and hardware that gamers can expect from the company in the coming year. That trend will apparently continue this year, as Nintendo has confirmed that it will not attend E3 again in 2017.

Yesterday, Nintendo held its annual financial briefing, in which it announced that it had shipped 2.74 million Nintendo Switch consoles in March. At the end of its presentation, the company said, "Finally, the video game tradeshow E3 will be held in Los Angeles this June. Again this year, we will not be hosting a large-scale press conference for institutional investors, analysts, and the media." The company did not say that it would host another Nintendo Direct, only that it would "present further information" on its plans at a "later date"

Meanwhile, Nintendo revealed today that it will release a new handheld, the New 2DS XL, in July. This new handheld, coupled with the Switch, should provide the company plenty to talk about in whatever event it holds in conjunction with E3. We will keep an ear to the ground and update you with any news on just what Nintendo's plans are.

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Nintendo still gets that its not their battle.

They might make some bad business decisions, but deciding to stop the E3 conferences was an extremely smart thing to do. Their Treehouse stuff is always more fun anyway.

I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

LysanderNemoinis:

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

Dopest Display Pic I've seen in a while. Fitting for the times.

Meh, Nintendo Direct > E3 Presentation

So nothing of value was lost.

AzrealMaximillion:

LysanderNemoinis:

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

Dopest Display Pic I've seen in a while. Fitting for the times.

Why thank you. I'm quite fond of it. It was either this or the flag of my people, the oppressed Kekistanis. We do take converts, though.

LysanderNemoinis:

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

...I mean, besides the non-zero chance that some developers won't be let into the country.

EDIT: On topic, Nintendo continues good decision. E3 was always a dumpster fire. Should've just stayed dead.

Wow, this thread turned into an alt-right circle-jerk in record time. GG, Escapist, that's actually kind of impressive.

OT: This should hardly be surprising. If they haven't done it for three years in a row, why would they suddenly choose to do it again now?

This hasn't been news for awhile so it's just the same as always. I stopped watching E3 due to how boring and awkward they became while Nintendo was at least doing something new with the Digital Events whil when they want to show the games they have their Treehouse Live stuff that has HOURS of footage

So is it gonna be a Nintendo Direct still or is it gonna be another lacking Nintendo Treehouse like last year?

altnameJag:

LysanderNemoinis:

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

...I mean, besides the non-zero chance that some developers won't be let into the country.

Right, because that's actually a thing that's happened so far. Any and all immigration/refugee pauses have been held up in court by unconstitutional rulings from pissy judges. Trust me, IF there are any developers who don't come to E3 because of "politics," it will be the ones virtue signaling by refusing to show up.

Who cares? E3 is a joke anyway.

LysanderNemoinis:

Right, because that's actually a thing that's happened so far. Any and all immigration/refugee pauses have been held up in court by unconstitutional rulings from pissy judges. Trust me, IF there are any developers who don't come to E3 because of "politics," it will be the ones virtue signaling by refusing to show up.

I mean, it happened during the Academy Awards, but yeah, definitely couldn't happen again because reasons.

Nintendo is a bit like Trump. Doesn't want to answer any difficult questions...like about its business plan, say.

shrekfan246:
Wow, this thread turned into an alt-right circle-jerk in record time. GG, Escapist, that's actually kind of impressive.

OT: This should hardly be surprising. If they haven't done it for three years in a row, why would they suddenly choose to do it again now?

Yep I'm so Alt Right that I'm a "Bernie Bro".
....
Nope.
I'm just expecting some kind of massive political controversy by people bum-rushing the stage.

Jacked Assassin:

shrekfan246:
Wow, this thread turned into an alt-right circle-jerk in record time. GG, Escapist, that's actually kind of impressive.

OT: This should hardly be surprising. If they haven't done it for three years in a row, why would they suddenly choose to do it again now?

Yep I'm so Alt Right that I'm a "Bernie Bro".
....
Nope.

Wasn't referring to you.

Eh, they will have a bunch of Nintendo Treehouse streams and that's way more interesting than the press conferences that companies have. 2 days of nothing but gameplay and developer talking about games and explaining their design decisions while playing games has become my favorite part of e3 thanks to Nintendo.

At least Directs don't have the potential of having cringe-worthy performances (and if they do, they tend to go all-out).

Nintendo has won E3 the last few years in a row as a direct result of not wasting their time on these conferences...gotta wonder how many years Sony/Xbox will have to repeat past mistakes before they realize there's a much better and cheaper way to go about this.

Bigger news if they did show up.

altnameJag:

LysanderNemoinis:

Right, because that's actually a thing that's happened so far. Any and all immigration/refugee pauses have been held up in court by unconstitutional rulings from pissy judges. Trust me, IF there are any developers who don't come to E3 because of "politics," it will be the ones virtue signaling by refusing to show up.

I mean, it happened during the Academy Awards, but yeah, definitely couldn't happen again because reasons.

That guy wasn't prevented from getting into the country. He chose to stay home. There was nothing preventing him from coming because as I said the executive order that could have possibly delayed him was tied up in the courts immediately and prevented from being enacted.

That's not that much of a surprise, is it? Nintendo has been doing its own thing for a bit now. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a refined Switch though, I need some design flaws fixed before I'm getting one, but it seems that we have to wait for any big news until 'a later date.'

LysanderNemoinis:

altnameJag:

LysanderNemoinis:

Right, because that's actually a thing that's happened so far. Any and all immigration/refugee pauses have been held up in court by unconstitutional rulings from pissy judges. Trust me, IF there are any developers who don't come to E3 because of "politics," it will be the ones virtue signaling by refusing to show up.

I mean, it happened during the Academy Awards, but yeah, definitely couldn't happen again because reasons.

That guy wasn't prevented from getting into the country. He chose to stay home. There was nothing preventing him from coming because as I said the executive order that could have possibly delayed him was tied up in the courts immediately and prevented from being enacted.

That's a lie. Just like your profile picture.

AzrealMaximillion:

LysanderNemoinis:

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

Dopest Display Pic I've seen in a while. Fitting for the times.

Too bad it's so deceitful, because 'cultural marxism' as such is nonsense. It's just a ridiculous conspiracy theory the alt-right brought back again.

Wow, something from The Guardian. So a propaganda newspaper backs up a false claim by an avowed propagandist. You'll have to pardon me while I go fetch my socks. And as for cultural marxism, it's quite real. It's merely that your side of the political aisle is pushing it that you deny it's existence. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go talk to muh Russia contact.

LysanderNemoinis:
Wow, something from The Guardian. So a propaganda newspaper backs up a false claim by an avowed propagandist. You'll have to pardon me while I go fetch my socks. And as for cultural marxism, it's quite real. It's merely that your side of the political aisle is pushing it that you deny it's existence. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go talk to muh Russia contact.

This just in: Trump declares fake news again and nobody is surprised.

LysanderNemoinis:
Wow, something from The Guardian. So a propaganda newspaper backs up a false claim by an avowed propagandist. You'll have to pardon me while I go fetch my socks. And as for cultural marxism, it's quite real. It's merely that your side of the political aisle is pushing it that you deny it's existence. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go talk to muh Russia contact.

Sure kid, that's some real in-depth rebuttal you're doing there. Real on-point, calling it a 'propaganda newspaper' and such, real persuasive and factual. You want me to show a half dozen other news sources with roughly the same article? Or will you just go "Lalalala I can't hear you!" at those as well? And how about you check the I think 30-ish references from here to notice just how delusional the idea of 'cultural marxism' is. But I doubt you'll be swayed anyway, you'll just refer to all of them as biased propaganda outlets or something of the sort, won't you?

The point still stands; you propagated a lie. He was barred from entry. You lied. Stop lying.

Pretty impressive you also know which 'side of aisle' I'm on by the way, especially considering I live in a society that doesn't even have an 'aisle' like yours.

Cowabungaa:

LysanderNemoinis:
Wow, something from The Guardian. So a propaganda newspaper backs up a false claim by an avowed propagandist. You'll have to pardon me while I go fetch my socks. And as for cultural marxism, it's quite real. It's merely that your side of the political aisle is pushing it that you deny it's existence. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go talk to muh Russia contact.

Sure kid, that's some real in-depth rebuttal you're doing there. Real on-point, calling it a 'propaganda newspaper' and such, real persuasive and factual. You want me to show a half dozen other news sources with roughly the same article? Or will you just go "Lalalala I can't hear you!" at those as well? And how about you check the I think 30-ish references from here to notice just how delusional the idea of 'cultural marxism' is. But I doubt you'll be swayed anyway, you'll just refer to all of them as biased propaganda outlets or something of the sort, won't you?

The point still stands; you propagated a lie. He was barred from entry. You lied. Stop lying.

Pretty impressive you also know which 'side of aisle' I'm on by the way, especially considering I live in a society that doesn't even have an 'aisle' like yours.

Well, when someone gets all angry and triggered when they read something, I have a pretty good idea where you stand politically. Besides, I'm sure all your sources will be similarly fake news, so you do have me there, I suppose. Doesn't stop me from being right though. I could do the same thing and post links to reputable sources saying otherwise and you would ignore them too. And good on you for citing Wikipedia, which even the pathetic school system in America won't accept as a source. However, since my avatar is so problematic, I suppose I could change it. Would you prefer the flag of my people, the brave and noble dispossessed Kekistanis?

I feel like that even the point in time gets less and less important (for Nintendo) to announce stuff. They announce things when they feel like it, release it when they feel like it and deliver the stock when they feel like it.

Seriously though, they do whatever they want. Sometimes it works, for whatever reason (Switch), and sometimes it doesn't (WiiU).

Their Directs are almost as substantial as the E3-timed ones, except that those guarantee announcements of new releases with a bit of weight behind them. Other than that, anything goes.

Canadamus Prime:
Who cares? E3 is a joke anyway.

Yes. I find their stuff more entertaining and fun, even if I have no interest in their games now. When it comes to E3, I usually seek out niche games, and only watch to see how EA, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and sometimes Sony fuck up each year.

CoCage:

Canadamus Prime:
Who cares? E3 is a joke anyway.

Yes. I find there stuff more entertaining and fun, even if I have no interest in their games now. When it comes to E3, I usually seek out niche games, and only watch to see how EA, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and sometimes Sony fuck up each year.

The only part of E3 I look forward to is Yahtzee taking the piss out of it.

LysanderNemoinis:

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

What does this even mean? Please point to any E3 in history that turned into a giant r/politics subreddit circlejerk?

Because the only thing I can think of is when EA teases a game that features women/queer/POC.

Actually I have a feeling that you are referring to the annual hot take E3 mess on Twitter from every gamer and games journalist under the sun live tweeting opinions and slapfight that are easily ignorable and very much have zero part of the E3 timetable.

babinro:
Nintendo has won E3 the last few years in a row as a direct result of not wasting their time on these conferences...gotta wonder how many years Sony/Xbox will have to repeat past mistakes before they realize there's a much better and cheaper way to go about this.

I agree. Besides they can't beat EA at that game. I mean last year was truly the stuff of cringe worthy dreams. (The Hoopz God? Really?)
But I await for the new Konami 2008 E3 shitshow to make an appearance.

Dragonbums:

LysanderNemoinis:

Jacked Assassin:
I'm expecting this years E3 to be ruined or over shadowed by US politics this year anyway.

Yep. I mean, why let anyone be able to enjoy a little escapism when developers and so-called journalists can shove their politics into everyone's faces?

What does this even mean? Please point to any E3 in history that turned into a giant r/politics subreddit circlejerk?

Because the only thing I can think of is when EA teases a game that features women/queer/POC.

Actually I have a feeling that you are referring to the annual hot take E3 mess on Twitter from every gamer and games journalist under the sun live tweeting opinions and slapfight that are easily ignorable and very much have zero part of the E3 timetable.

If you were referring to me
I was referring to this year's E3 being open to the public. I'm worried that not everyone now going is specifically their for video games. So you're not going to find any history about it.

If you were referring only to Dragonbums
Well I don't follow the stuff that happens outside of E3 during E3. As for developers I'm all for the freedom of speech.
(As in not having developers shouted down by an angry mob who thinks their freedom of speech is more important. Especially at an event that might not have nothing to do with that mob's causes being trampled on.)
I thought it was nice that Bethesda acknowledged a shooting that happened at a Gay Nightclub last year.

 

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