Submitted by NYC_Gamer 943d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo's Decision On E3 Keynote Is Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

GI:Last night, Nintendo surprised fans and pundits with a startling announcement. At June's Electronic Entertainment Expo, there will be no grand display on the stage of the Nokia Theatre. The live orchestra will not be returning, and Shigeru Miyamoto will not magically pull a Pikmin from his pocket in front of hundreds of onlookers. (3DS, Culture, Nintendo, Wii U)

NYC_Gamer  +   943d ago
Nintendo should be on that stage at E3 promoting the heck out of Wii U
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darthv72  +   943d ago
There is still time for them to reconsider
or they stick to what they said and just let the games be the focus on the show floor.

flood the crap out of that place with kiosks, enough to let double the amount of people try out the different 3ds and wii-u games they (and 3rd parties) are working on.
Donnieboi  +   943d ago
Word. Promote the hell out of it--this is war man. You gotta respond to 720 and PS4. We'll see what happens.
Rusty515  +   943d ago
We already know what happens. The Wii U gets a new 3D Mario, a new Zelda, a new smash bros, and maybe a new metroid. It's the same games over and over again.
GamerzElite  +   943d ago
But what they will show?
herbs  +   943d ago
So Saturo Iwata admitted that Nintendo has failed to create sufficient momentum for the Wii U and in conclusion decides to do very little to change it. Get your head out of your ass Nintendo you can only shoot yourself in the foot so many times before you end up falling over.
Kingthrash360  +   943d ago
mistake of the year.
Jek_Porkins  +   943d ago
It'll save them money, but why not go all out, show off the games, announce a price drop, new features and then do the Nintendo Directs to reach even more people?
4lc4pon3  +   943d ago
nintendo seems very unfocused on the wiiu. they NEED to get this thing promoted or they are going to bury themselves even deeper
danny818  +   943d ago
Dude E3 reaches even casuals. Nintendo direct, Aint nobody got time fo dat
BeZdaBest  +   943d ago
among all my gamer friends im the only one who even knows what e3 is....an they consider themselves to be gamers.. so i kinda disagree with ya there..
danny818  +   943d ago
Elaborate. Im not catching on?
BeZdaBest  +   943d ago

most of my friends play heavy.. but are not in to reading up on gaming news.they didnt even know about the ps4 annoucement. an its there system of choice. if that makes more sense.. they just buy things everyone else buy..
Omar91  +   943d ago
I'm not really sure what to make of there decision honestly. If they were to go full force at this years E3, they may still be eclipsed by the huge announcements sony and Microsoft are going to release. There decision to not go to E3 however, makes them seem weak, nervous, confused and thats not good also. They could however be making a smart decision by not throwing all there information in an event that they know they wont get much attention from this year. It's a hard decision to make honestly, I just hope they know what there doing.
jrmcneil  +   943d ago
Do or Die Nintendo!
Martywren  +   943d ago
Ninty should have a conference at least let people know that they still got content support coming,they can do a half hour confernce give something besides going too the booth that which i cant get too because i dont have the finacials to get too E3, it will just feel strange not seeing ninty conference this year. I dont want too see any of the big 3 fail. The industry need the big 3.
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TXIDarkAvenger  +   943d ago
Only people who watch Nintendo Direct are people who already own the consoles/handhelds. A majority of gamers watch/go to E3, even those who are not interested in Nintendo will hear about it. I hope Nintendo get's back up on it's feet again.
BeZdaBest  +   943d ago
as i recall they the last few console haven't really been revealed on e3 but at a event prior..(note the ps4. vita 360 .3ds. and the list goes on....)

is it a weird move yes.. but they are still going to be at e3 showcasing the games...

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