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Submitted by mrprice33 1024d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Takes Its Ball and Goes Home

Marc laments Nintendo's decision to abstain from having an E3 press conference this year. (3DS, Industry, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Tag Invalid, Wii, Wii U)

MariaHelFutura  +   1024d ago
I hated those kind of kids growing up. Everything is great when they're winning though...
Dee_Cazo  +   1024d ago
My exact thought
Godz Kastro  +   1024d ago
Are you kidding me? They are not going to be at E3. Ninty, I purchased your system. You better show some signs of life here otherwise I may never speak to you again.
deafdani  +   1023d ago
How about you read some articles past their titles, for a change? Nintendo IS going to be at E3, they just won't be making their usual big conference, instead focusing on communicating their news through other means (yes, at E3).
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Highlife  +   1023d ago
More like they are doing it with their tails between their legs. I also bought the system and am now starting to regreat it. Then again there conferences have been a heaping pile of crap.
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nevin1  +   1024d ago
"Nintendo Takes Its Ball and Goes Home"

wingman32x  +   1024d ago
I kind of saw something like this coming. That's not to say I like it.

You could see them put a great deal of importance into their Nintendo Directs. It really did escalate over time. It went from largely focusing on updates for existing titles to world exclusive unveilings in every broadcast. I kind of wondered why they weren't saving this stuff for later. You don't make decisions like this overnight, so I think the two are related.
DOMination-  +   1024d ago
This is pretty big news that Nintendo quietly announced they won't be at e3. I'm surprised I haven't seen more on it. Most people were predicting this two years ago when they first announced the WiiU. They should have seen it too, so really it's their own fault (as the article says).

This industry needs a strong Nintendo. This news is not good for anybody.
Romudeth  +   1024d ago
This was a great article. The author hit it on the head. Nintendo knows it can't compete with Sony or MS at this year's E3 so they decided to bow out. It's a shame but I don't think they had any other choice.
hard joe  +   1024d ago
Ninty admits defeat?
Romudeth  +   1023d ago
Indirectly I think they might be.
LOL_WUT  +   1023d ago
With the tail between their legs ;)
gamer42  +   1023d ago
Thing is nintendo will be at E3, The official E3 twitter even says so, they just won't be having a traditional conference. Just because they want to do something different, instead of juggling talking to investers, fans, and the public, doesn't mean they admit defeat.
JuleyJules  +   1024d ago
Nintendo has not said it won't be at E3. They are not doing the large press conference that Microsoft and Sony will be doing. That's all.
Godz Kastro  +   1024d ago
Might as well not show up at all. Conferences are the highlights of these events...
dumahim  +   1023d ago
Not having a press conference in itself may not be a big deal, but the reasons behind it are probably very significant. Sounds like all they have to offer are rehashed sequels of their popular titles and very little third party support. If they held a press conference to show what they have, they may get demolished compared to what Sony and MS have to offer and only serve to highlight how poorly things are going right now.
MoveTheGlow  +   1024d ago
Look, I'm not an unwavering Nintendo fan, nor do I ever plan on getting a Wii U until they can back it up with a library of good games (hint: there isn't one yet), but I'm gonna slightly disagree with the author here. His argument is that Nintendo's too embarrassed to present their stuff in front of Sony and Microsoft. I don't think that's it - there are a couple of other factors going on here.

The 3DS, as he lauds in the article, isn't dead yet. The launch was merely a flesh wound! Now we're seeing a new Shin Megami Tensei for it, Monster Hunter 4 will hit it big in Japan, and I know quite a few people who didn't buy a single 3DS game since OoT3D who jumped for Luigi's Mansion. They've got a lot of design talent and good IP they haven't even really thrown out there to their full potential yet. They don't need E3 to sell that system, just new games. E3 viewers will see those in reviews. Kids will see them in commercials.

And that brings me to the E3 audience. Yes, a lot of people have viewed E3 stuff in the past, and I sure will. I used to follow all the EGM stories about it, and then IGN's coverage back when they were merely a N64-focused place. But who is the real audience at E3? It ain't us at home. It ain't the fans. It's the press. The press that influences short-term stock trading based on the future of a company. That's why Microsoft announced Internet Explorer and ESPN. That's why Sony announced AT&T. Not because they're insane, but because it's what the WSJ or the NYT wants to hear. Nintendo is still sitting on a Wii war chest full of cash, and despite the Tvii thing, they're a games company. Heck, they're a toy company. They don't care about short-term selling. They'll let sales numbers, especially on 3DS this holiday, speak for themselves.
Godz Kastro  +   1024d ago
Here I am thinking that Nintendo would be in a sweet spot where they dont have to go through all the drama of announcing a new console and focus on software. This... is not a good sign. I have been a positive voice in all this but Im not liking this...AT ALL!!!
Dee_Cazo  +   1023d ago
Definitely would have been in there best interest to pretend like the announcements weren't happening and just show off what they are doing next.

I mean Microsoft/Sony did a press conference at E3 last year when the WiiU was shown off, they just let their users know what was up.

Will scare potential new customers away from Nintendo.
MoveTheGlow  +   1023d ago
Keep in mind that E3 demos often put a thorn in the sides of developers - it's not easy trying to make a "vertical slice" of your game when you'd much rather plan it out the way you want. Maybe you won't get a software-focused presentation, but you might get a more software-driven company out of this.
GodsPerfectK7ng  +   1023d ago
Always 2014 Nintendo, down though not out!! you will learn padawan you will learn!!Why do we fall, so we can learn to pick ourselves up again!!:)
Nevers0ft  +   1023d ago
I think many are misinterpreting this news either by accident or deliberately. If you read Nintendo's intentions it seems pretty clear that they intend on releasing a deluge of information before E3 via Nintendo Direct. Then at E3 instead of having one large conference and more talking - have two smaller (focussed) conferences and make the games available for playing on the show floor.
mrprice33  +   1023d ago
I wrote this before they cleared up what their E3 plans were. It's pretty bad messaging on their part, however.
ozstar  +   1023d ago
If you people don't recognize what's been happening why don't you tell me when MS is showing their next console?

That's right, BEFORE E3.

Maybe Nintendo's had wildly successful feedback from Nintendo Directs.
Jagsrock  +   1023d ago
I love how all these articles at the top of the wii U page are either about nintendo being scared, giving up, or committing suicide and yet no one bothers to read Nintendo's actual statements about how they plan to do this years E3.
Oh and it wasn't bad messaging on there part they pretty much stated it right away that they were still going to be at E3, people just jumped to conclusions and started writing bait articles say that they wont be there at all.

their plans
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