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Canary  +   946d ago
I agree completely. Nintendo has really been irritating me lately.

I'm more irked about them ignoring consumers' please for a unified account system than failing to reach out to new demographics.
herbs  +   946d ago
Nintendo sure is making a lot of baffling decisions lately and they definitely don't seem to learn from past mistakes which is very disheartening. Simple obvious things like the 3ds missing dual sticks and the Wii U not supporting analog triggers. Awesome thinking Nintendo now both of your new systems will not be able to play GameCube games properly. There are tons of fans who would rebuy these games through a download service and we no how much you like reselling games to people soo Why?! This is only one example of Nintendos recent short sightedness.
SpiralTear  +   946d ago
Even if Nintendo sticks to the Nintendo Direct videos, I highly doubt that what they say will go unnoticed if the news is big enough, which is pretty much what Nintendo needs and is predicted to do this year. Regardless of whether it's through an E3 press conference or a smaller ND video, if a new Zelda, Mario, or Smash Bros. game is detailed (all three were set to be detailed at E3 2013), the entire gaming public will know.

I understand Adam's concern and I must say that my views are very congruent with his on the state of Nintendo, but I feel like he's still in a bit of a panic over this and is taking a bit of a "take shelter" kind of mode.
LOL_WUT  +   946d ago
Would Nintendo have done this if the Wii U had turned out to be a huge success?
The answer would be no.

For them to not have a traditional E3 presentation is very questionable to say the least. Also the timing of all this is concerning as this is their chance to speak up and convince consumers that there's still hope for the Wii U. This is just alienating the company even more. ;)
SpiralTear  +   946d ago
You mean alienating the CONSUMER. And why would Nintendo cancel a press conference if they could use it to their advantage? Your explanation doesn't make any sense.

What I'm saying is that this decision isn't a mass exodus of Nintendo games like many are believing it to be (besides, aren't games what everyone wanted?). We're still getting games and Nintendo, despite what the internet may imply, isn't leaving E3 entirely.

I'm just as concerned as everyone else on this and I'm not saying that this is the way to go for Nintendo. However, the fact remains is that the games are still there. I personally don't care if it's at a press conference or a Nintendo Direct as long as they exist and be put to market.
BitbyDeath  +   946d ago
When was the last Nintendo Direct that gathered much attention though? Wii U being announced?
ChickeyCantor  +   945d ago
It's weird. Considering Iwata and co did their research and make big decisions based on the conclusions drawn from said research. Sure it sounds illogical, but you can't just say "They need to do this, and that, this way they will be successful".

Nintendo knows damn well what they are doing. But business isn't easy either. But to pretend anyone has insight on what their business plan is highly hilarious.

Sessler is simply going by what seems logical to him. Not exactly reflecting what Nintendo is planning. Obviously he doesn't work for them.
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maniacmayhem  +   946d ago
Definitely agree, i just said something similar to this in another post.

Nintendo does seem like they live in their own bubble and yes I think that Nintendo makes true gaming machines but they need to realize that gaming has grown definitely since their SNES days.

They just can't keep doing what they think is right for them and them only. They have to keep third party devs in mind when designing and making hardware. They have to see the trends and what the rest of the world is into and add those features to their system.

They have to see what their competition is doing. For them to say they are not competing with Sony/MS is pure BS. They are! They need to knuckle up and swallow their pride and at least attempt to do what the competition is doing and that is to make a system that has the specs for future games, create a unified/streamlined online with a friendly easy UI. Court these 3rd party devs to make games for your system.

I want Nintendo to return to the glory of the SNES days!
secretcode  +   946d ago
E3 is becoming a shell of it's former self. No reason to flip the hell out. Hell, Sony AND Microsoft aren't even premiering their systems there this time.
NYC_Gamer  +   946d ago
Sony and MS are still holding big stage events at E3 while Nintendo isn't
secretcode  +   946d ago
Except they are still having a booth AND having several private meetings + Nintendo Directs.
jetlian  +   946d ago
MS didn't reveal 360 at e3 2005 so... Actually 360 was shown around may 21st 05!

In any case nintendo has nothing to show and thats why they won't be doing one
Drainage  +   946d ago
panic nintendo looks to be getting too nervous and pressured that it cant see straight. I call the end of the nintendo era in 2017. after their first wave of games release and the momentum stops... permanently
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gamer42  +   946d ago
Why do you want to see nintendo fail?
OmegaSlayer  +   945d ago
Because it sucks.
Because they're doing the same things and milking the same franchises for decades.
Where Sony took the hard route and swapped Crash with Jak and then with Uncharted and come up with new IPs, Nintendo is always Zelda/Mario forever.
I don't see how people can say that Nintendo has brought something good to the industry in the last decade.
Y_5250  +   946d ago
every Sessler's Something is entertaining. Always enjoy them! I think time will tell if this is going to fail honestly. As long as the news from Nintendo goes out they should be just fine. I sure hope not that Nintendo fails because I can't even imagine the gaming community without them!
eagle21  +   946d ago
Source: IGN...NOA Statement

"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."
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   946d ago
IF your eyes are Graphic-bigots, you need "Present-Play-tion!"
Nintendo never said that they weren't going to be at E3. They are just going from

Presentations to Present-Play-tions.

They are going to force all of the E3 people to play the games before they start with their "Polygons Count=More Fun" or "PhotoRealism=More Fun" Bull-Breath.

Last E3 People looking at NintendoLand and some looking at ZombiU ("looks like PS360 duuurrr") gave the game bad impressions to the public.

But if you read the Hands-On reports after E3, ALMOST ALL of them were Good.
They said how fun each of those games were TO PLAY not TO LOOK AT.

Nintendo's current focus is (New) Gameplay Fun not best looks. You can't always tell that it is fun until you've played it esp. if your eyes are Graphic-bigots (lol).
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BattleAxe  +   946d ago
I've been saying this ever since the WiiU was announced, that Nintendo will leave the home console space. But what I get is Furious Francis from Player Essence, and a bunch of either noobs or fanboys saying that I'm just hating on Nintendo for no reason.

I was playing on my NES before most people on this site were probably born, and as someone who closely watches the industry, it isn't hard to see Nintendo's downward spiral. I will say it again, Nintendo will stay strong in the handheld market, but they will most likely leave the home console space.

One of the clues that was very telling, was when Nintendo announced that they would be merging their home console and handheld R&D divisions. Basically you could look at this as downsizing from two divisions to just one division. We are seeing the Dreamcast 2 in full effect, right before our very eyes.
MasterCornholio  +   945d ago
I'm guessing that Iotas responsible for this.

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