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Nintendo E3 absence leaves Sony and Microsoft to share spotlight

Nintendo will not be attending E3 this year. Or at least, it won't be attending in the same capacity that it has in previous years. Last week the much-loved platform holder confirmed that while it would hold behind-closed-doors events for distributers and the gaming press, there wouldn’t be a full, wacky conference to show off the latest software including Mario, Luigi and company. The news has baffled most observers, who wonder why Nintendo is choosing to skip the most anticipated E3 event in years. The question on everyone's lips: Has Nintendo made a huge mistake?

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ZainabSaccal1666d ago

I think it is a miscalculated move, they will regret it IMMENSELY!

Neonridr1666d ago

time will tell. But since Nintendo doesn't have new hardware to demonstrate like Sony and Microsoft does, I think if they just have a couple of smaller presentations showcasing only the games, then that's all that matters to me. Obviously Sony and Microsoft have to show ways in which their consoles are the best, Nintendo already that opportunity last year (even though the show was pretty boring). Nintendo just needs to show reasons why to get a Wii U, and that all comes down to the games. If they have Zelda, Mario, Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, along with some 3rd party software playable at E3, I think they will still get a heck of a lot of attention.

fairyblaster1666d ago

yeah right, article written by nintendo fanboy, making it seem like now that nintendo is busier than ever sony will have a chance to shine? no

Neonridr1666d ago

I think Sony and Microsoft will have epic E3's with the unveiling of their consoles. Nintendo just needs to deliver on the games aspect and they will be fine.

rickmodus1666d ago

two dogs fight for a bone, and a third runs away with it

Objective1666d ago

Spotlight wouldn't have been shared in any case, it is gonna be focused on MS's nextbox cos so little is known about it now.

mamotte1666d ago

I'd agree... but in general the E3 has failed to impress me since five years ago, more or less, the last time I saw something interesting was the truck for Twisted Metal. So a company less or a company more wont make a difference to me.

n4f1666d ago

so eff-ing true
+well said

Orionsangel1666d ago

Nintendo wants to stand alone. They're tired of the media turning E3 into a competition and rating who won E3. Whoever has the worst presentation gets deemed a failure by the press. Nintendo Direct on the other hand lets them choose when to announce news and stand out from the pack. It happened recently with the last Nintendo Direct. All the game sites were flooded with Nintendo news. They had the spotlight all to themselves.

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