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Why No Nintendo E3 Presser is Smart

Nintendo announced yesterday that it will be skipping the usual big budget press conference for this year’s E3 and instead will be focusing on smaller events focused on the software lineup.

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MariaHelFutura1103d ago

How people make skipping the usual big conference for your newly released system sound so casual, is beyond me. This is the first real E3 for the Wii U. If Nintendo doesn't have much confidence in the Wii U (to give it is routine coming out party), why should anybody?

Neonridr1103d ago

How about we actually wait and see what Nintendo does for E3. Sure we can all sit here and say they are doing the wrong thing, but wouldn't it be better to wait and see? For all you know, the 2 smaller events that they are planning on doing will be much better than a drawn out boring press conference.

MariaHelFutura1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

Let me ask you this.

If the Wii U was flying of the shelves like The Wii, would they do this?

I think it's the inevitability of what has been being said. The Wii U isn't selling well, it has little to no games currently, it has no identity, no 3rd party support and new consoles are going to be shown excessively at E3.

And the answer to the question I asked is...No. If the Wii U was The Wii Nintendo would be having a massive conference (like they have every year). Nintendo will survive and could pull a miracle w/ The Wii U, but things aren't looking good as of now and they themselves obviously know that. I just hope Nintendo steps up their game after all this and stops making last gen systems.

Trunkz Jr1103d ago

It has nothing to do with the Wii U, it's about the PS4/720. All the news and hype will be huge around these 2 systems, the only thing Nintendo has to show is games (I can't imagine them making a new 3DS remake).

So what they are doing is smart, announce/show games before hand, then have some available to play on their floor eg. New Super Smash Bros.

StraightPath1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

the buzz will be the next gen consoles, If Nintendo weren't appearing at E3 at all then we could say they don't have confidence rather then jumping to conclusions...

but they still are going to be present but at much smaller scale. All we know they could just cut out the bullshit that is in these shows and cut to the chase. That is the games and reveal new titles for the Wii u and the 3DS.

I mean the Nintendo direct show was oozing with quality games. If they could do that again with more games and ones we haven't seen yet then people will know they still supporting their console and handhelds.

Here is what they could potentially show for the Wii U

- Bayonetta 2
- New Zelda
- New Mario ( Akin to 3D ones like Mario galaxy )
- New Mario Kart
- New Smash Bros
- Wii U Pokémon game
- More of wonderful 101
- Bunch of new IP'S
- Bunch of old IP'S Donkey Kong etc..

exclusive 3rd Party games

- Xenoblade 2
- No More Heroes 3
and many more...

the general consensus on N4G is Nintendo is not appearing at E3 at all.

Read people.

Darrius Cole1103d ago

Platinum should do everything in its power to get Bayonetta 2 into the PS4 release window. They should offer Nintendo another game, change the name, re-release it in a package with Bayonetta 1, or do something else, JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN. Bayonetta was pure greatness. But right now the entire IP is going to go down with the Wii U. Platinum just can't afford to allow good IP's to fade away for nothing.

GOW, DMC, and NG just had games to release over the last year. There is a small window where Bayonetta 2 could be the only H&S game on the market. Platinum has to take advantage of that.

None of the other games need E3 or any special marketing to sell. Mario sells. Zelda sells. If Nintendo had something else to show us they would show it. Right now they know that they will be overshadowed, so they are moving out of the way.

Dj7FairyTail1103d ago

xenoblade 2 is first party

Moonman1103d ago

Still excited for Nintendo's E3 information! Some people may think they aren't being smart, but Nintendo wasn't made yesterday.

StraightedgeSES1103d ago (Edited 1103d ago )

They are going to be at E3, Nintendo just not going to do a huge presentation. This is how they most likely will present there games

yugovega1103d ago

awesome video. id love for a hd rerelease of goldeneye and banjo. now the question is would that win over hardcore gamers?

Roper3161103d ago

I personally haven't been interested in the Ninety E3 show since the Wii was released.

Myze1103d ago

Yeah, I think people forget that Nintendo does very well in the market, but their E3 presentations are generally embarrassing (Skyward Sword presentation, Reggie (in general), etc.).

It's not a major knock on Nintendo, since the E3 press event, while a big deal, is a small portion of video game advertisement in the long run.

XXXL1103d ago

The main complaint other than lack of games is that casual gamers can't differentiate between the original Wii and Wii U. Now you'd think Nintendo would want to use the Super Bowl of gaming shows to help show the distinction...... I just don't get it.

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