Although E3 was predominantly seen as a battle between Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo still had plenty of work to do in creating some momentum for the Wii U, and maintaining it for the 3DS.
Their software line-up ticked all the main boxes and hands-on reports were largely positive. Nonetheless there was tinge of disappointment, with a vocal part of the community bemoaning the lack of any new IP. Nintendo were accused of shovelling up the same old franchises, releasing the same games again and again. But is this criticism fair and does Nintendo really need new IP?