Why Nintendo Failed at E3

BNR: E3 may only last three days, but a lot of news and previews come out of those few days. So many new games are revealed that it can be quite the overload for gamers. And with the introduction of two new gaming consoles hitting the market this fall, there was a lot to be excited for.

Every year the Big 3 (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) have high priced, over the top conferences to present their new software and plans for the coming year. This year was the same with the exception of Nintendo. Rather than spend a large amount of money for a two hour conference on stage, the company decided to stream their conference online in the same way they have been doing the Nintendo Direct videos. This was a smart move on their part, since both Microsoft and Sony would be showcasing the many games that would be coming to their next gen consoles. And since Nintendo had already released the Wii U, this allowed them to show us great software in development for the system that would tap into the functionality of the system’s gamepad. This was Nintendo’s moment to go big and wow us with games that would look great, play well, and pull in more sales for the console.

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BullyMangler1613d ago

Nintendo failed because all they showed at this years E3 was a bunch of trailers with not much gameplay of their games

. also Nintendo failed E3 2013 because most of the things they showcased were typical 1st person shooters and a bunch of War Games, you know the stuff big boys are into, not one UNIQUE game at nintendos booth like sony or microsoft brought (: . .

ha haa Nintendo showed nothing but trailers, kiddy game trailers that cater 0nly to families . not like sony or microsoft where they showcased truly Adult rated and gory content with crazy < gamePlay like bayonetta 2 at sony and microsofts booth hua haaa

freaking nintendo, is time to grow up!!

dedicatedtogamers1613d ago

I think Nintendo failed E3 for the same reason Microsoft failed E3: they both failed to address their fans' concerns.

Microsoft...well, this should be obvious.

Nintendo needed to prove to people why the Wii-U was a viable, vibrant, exciting system. Instead, they basically confessed "we squandered our one-hear launch headstart". The games announced were not surprising in the least, though it was a pleasure to see more footage of Project X.

And worse, they failed to showcase the tablet as a "must have" control scheme.

kirbyu1613d ago

"also Nintendo failed E3 2013 because most of the things they showcased were typical 1st person shooters and a bunch of War Games"


The thing about Bayonetta 2.

Ok, are you joking, because, that isn't funny.

BullyMangler1613d ago

viewer discretion is advised for bayonetta 2.

pervy game = sin = nintendo exclusive = peculiar dominance .. . :)

3-4-51612d ago

They showed more gameplay than Sony or Microsoft so not sure what E3 you were watching.

How many PS4 & XB1 games could you play last week at Best Buy ?

Only 4 Wii U games and nothing else.

How is that not gameplay ?

Your trying too hard.

n4f1612d ago

i get what you are saying but you failed at being funny

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Mr_Nuts1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

They are too traditional, thats why. They are stuck in their ways and seem torn over going back to where they were and wanting to recapture the success of the Wii.

Iwata needs to go though, it's time to change things up

cyguration1613d ago

Monolith Soft's 'X' tells me they didn't fail. I want that game and I will get a Wii U for it.

Hadoukameha1613d ago

X. That's one game. Thy need to multiply that by 100.

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante1613d ago

The only thing that fails is the site that put out this "opinion piece" (of course that's a given with the name of the site).

BosSSyndrome1613d ago

I don't know what this guy expected. Did he NOT want a new mario game? Would he rather they DIDN'T show smash bros.? Why is it that Nintendo loses points for things they didn't show like "Earthbound" and "Chrono Trigger" (wtf), yet they gain no points for what they DID show?
He doesn't mention how cool the X trailer was. He doesn't mention how EVERY trailer had gameplay in it. He doesn't seem to care at all that these games ARE what Wii U needs and he acts like they should've shown something different?
Honestly this is more of a criticism of the Wii U rather than a criticism of Nintendo's E3...

Hadoukameha1613d ago

Earthbound, Metroid, F-Zero, Kid Icarus, Star Fox, and Wii U Zelda were absent, among other titles. Sorry but showing a few decent things is not okay when you ignore twice as much.

TheDivine1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

Sony skipped uncharted, resistance, Socom, mag, war hawk, syphon filter, god of war, twisted metal, the last guardian, LBP, ratchet, sly, jak and daxter, legend of dragoon (people have begged for a decade), and whatever other console games they have (that's all I can think of).

They also didnt show a single vita game other than announcing it will receive ports of FFX, GOW 1/2, flower, and the walking dead. They announced ZERO new vita games, NOT ONE!

Sony mainly gets points for a 400 dollar console and not blocking used games, instead they will leave it up to the publishers. They also added a fee to play mp. That was the only advantage they had over ms until ms went off the deep end and hitlered up their new console. Ms did show killer titles though. Titian fall, quantum break, killer instinct, insomniacs new game, forza, and others. Ms also stole exclusivity from vs13, mgs, and kingdom hearts which is huge. I bought a ps3 for mgs4 and ffvs13 which ironically I have to buy a newer console to play. Jokes on me I guess.

ape0071613d ago


100% the truth

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