While Nintendo is once again opting for a digital media briefing at E3 this year, what they have planned is even better than a standard press conference.
My favorite thing about Nintendo is how willing they are to not care about what the competition is doing and go off with their own things. Nintendo Directs have been working for them, I'm sure this will too.
and that's exactly why the wii turned on the core and why the wiiu failed in sales big time in an expanding market which add insult to injury if nintendo fans keep saying that that is their favorite thing.........god help us, that's damage control at its finest look im no nintendo hater, look at my avatar, a true gamer never bashes nintendo games but let's have some REAL TALK, damage controlling and sugar coating won't do a thing, look at what xbox fans did when with the DRM stuff, nuff said Nintendo NEED a big E3 event, imagine a new zelda revealed in a direct.....LoL, a live E3 show give them a big time feel
Wii didnt turn on the core. It was the bandwagon of "OMG GFX HD GAMING HORSE POWERRRRR NO GOOD ONLINE" that created a nasty stigma. Even though Wii had some excellent games. It just lacked huge support to get a big library out of it. Even if Nintendo threw money at the developers you'd just get an on rail [insert triple A game franchise] As for Wii U, it was the lack of games, not so much their lack of presentations at E3( Their nintendoland presentation was horrid, i can still feel the disappointment). Don't forget there is also Miiverse where people can look up information about games. And their Nintendo Direct seem to be more effective as they are doing it trough out the whole year and not just on one event. For gamers E3 practically became irrelevant when Internet moved on to a more sophisticated platform(youtube, twitter, facebook, N4G!, etc). Gamers look up game news anyway. You don't need E3 for that. Yet for some reason everyone is hyping E3. E3 only seems to be relevant to the press and developers/investors, other than that you don't need E3. Nintendo's direct on smash bros is a prime example of that.
^^^^^^^ yeah gamecube + hardware, tons of shovelware, crappy online service, lack of 90% of great 3rd party titles, yeah that is sure a bandwagon and not legit reasons..... LULZ comment like that make me think, human emotion/fanboysim can literally mask the truth 100%
"yeah gamecube + hardware, tons of shovelware, crappy online service, lack of 90% of great 3rd party titles" That's exactly what I said in my first line. Comprehensive reading is hard, isn't it? "comment like that make me think, human emotion/fanboysim can literally mask the truth 100%" So does your comprehension capabilities it seems. It's still a bandwagon because people do not give it the benefit of the doubt, like i said it had some great games. I'm also glad you were able to address the rest of my point. "LULZ"
@Ape Wellsaid. I am a real Xbox fan and I don't sugar coat allot of the dumb things MS tends to do. I let them have it when they mess up. If you REALLY enjoy the console and REAL fan of the console then you tell it like it is. Because as a fan YOU ultimately know whats best for the console and you want whats best. Sugar coating and downplaying, pointing fingers, making excuse is not a definition of a real fan. FaceBook, Tweet, Email Nintendo and get some answers as consumer and a fan of Nintendo products. Because making excuses and downplaying everything will keep Nintendo how they are. That's why MS is said to have a much needed repackaged E3 and will come huge with the games. Because as fan I did my part in changing the vision of Xbox. thecastroregime You can still do the same with Nintendo. Just tell it like it is.
"Because as fan I did my part in changing the vision of Xbox. " I'm sorry but what a delusional statement. MS screwed up big time with their policies that did not bode well for them. Of course they need to push extra hard to get the attention back. Same thing with Nintendo who needs to show off more games to make their product more attractive. (However you do NOT need E3 for this) You're basically saying "They want to sell their product, so they are gonna throw their big guns at us". Well yeah, no sh*t. How else would you sell your product?
Don't you watch e3 online? Can't you watch the Nintendo direct online? So what's the deal you can still see it.
I would say Wii U has a very respectable attach rate for the install base and it is still growing. With a blur of video game consoles coming out, (80's crash anyone?), what makes a machine stand out? If an expanding market means copy and pasting the same machine across several companies, I will choose Ninty every time..
Not caring about the competition is a horrible business strategy... Especially when the competition is doing a much better job at pleasing consumers. Not really something to be admired.
Yeah, worked so well last year!
"My favorite thing about Nintendo is how willing they are to not care about what the competition is doing and go off with their own things." I love that about Nintendo as well but what does that mean for us? At least with the Wii they had a clear vision and it was motion controlled gaming. The Wii U doesn't have a clear vision. What happen to Kirby, Metroid, Project X, next gen Zelda etc. Maybe those will get announced as surprises? SSM is is great and they will be at the show floor giving out additional announcements, game event's and tourneys and Nintendo Directs. But they won't be addressing the general public on really anything, anything new and ground breaking as far as we know. It just means Nintendo isn't doing anything in grand scheme of the gaming space. Man, I was really looking forward to Nintendo showing up for a big event though. I'll still check up on the directs I guess in case they surprise with big announcements.
It's not a direct. It's a digital event. I think there is a reason they didn't simply call it E3 Direct. It's probably going to be different than a regular direct. Is it weird that I'm even more excited for Nintendo's E3? I mean, I can't go to E3, so if they're streaming everything online live, I can actually watch it live for the first time ever.
Nintendo Direct is a better than the press conference because it allows for them to showcase stuff to the world, rather than focus on american audience, like the last e3 we were able to get release dates for each region, japan, america and europe unlike the typical conference which is just american information.
You're so uninformed.
All Nintendo fans is going to be watching it anyway, so no it really doesn’t matter cause the average gamer not even know what is ”E3”
nintendo defense force always amazes me how much they can take until they give up on their precious nintendo? relying on gimmick selling outdated overpriced hardware with nonexistant online structure dat denial
It's not overpriced if its selling at a loss. If you play games that don't use the wii u gamepad, is it still a gimmick? Think of motion control/ second screen as an alternative fun option, rather than a forced gimmick. There are games where you just use the pro controller. I mostly use the gamepad as a regular controller and don't do any of the motion/second screen stuff, so it doesn't really feel like a gimmick (except when I use it as a TV remote) Online structure still needs improvement though. Glad it's free.
coltlokk its free because it is non-existant and i would buy a wii u for 100€ less without the tablet controller that is what is holding me back from buying
So Nintendo is like the Punk Rock of Video games.
They don't need it because the Wii U is selling so well. oh wait....
They have nothing new to show.
As a home viewer it doesn't really matter to me whether I'm watching a pre-recorded presentation or a stage show. Might be a bit disappointed if I was going to E3 though.
its a snub at their supporters
if i sold only 6million consoles in over 12 months i would opt out of a conference also, not to mention they have very little to no third party support, so all they would show is mario, zelda, smash brothers then the show would be over, it would be a very very short conference.
and the most stupid and uninformed comment award goes to you. Well Done.
Look at Nintendo's software sales through that Wii U install base you just mentioned..
How long can we make excuses and enable them before they adapt and make a change? And please don't say they don't need to.
nintendo can't get out of their imaginary secluded world where they are still number 1 and everyone can't wait for another 100500 mario games
Funny that, because the announcement of another Assassins Creed, GTA, Halo, COD, etc, etc, etc seems to excite the majority and sell in huge numbers...hypocrisy much? What don't the anti-Nintendo mob understand, Mario (example) is our Halo, is our whatever staple franchise Sony hasn't lost, only with more invention, wit and gampeplay in its first 15 minutes than most games possess these days in their entirety. Just FYI, I have owned and do own practically every major non-Nintendo console over the numerous generations, currently I own a PS4 - day 1 purchased.
i guess you must of ignored watchdogs, the division, evolve, mad max, driveclub.
>>> Assassins Creed, GTA, Halo, COD, etc, etc, etc give them as much time as nintendo had with Mario and you will see the same result. >>> Mario (example) is our Halo It WAS, but no it isn't anymore if it couldn't have managed to be a system seller after quite a few titles since wiiU release. >>> anti-Nintendo mob And I'm not a mob, I'm, by the way, an angry nintendo customer. I own wiiU and speak based on my own experience in comparison to other game console (ps3, ps4-not-so-day-one, ps vita, PC)
Yes the hell they do need a conference. If they want to sell Wii U's. That Nintendo direct didn't benefit them at all last year. And I bet the only people who watched it were hardcore Nintendo fans. Everyone else was interested in the PS4 and xbone stuff that was going on. I didn't watch the ND until weeks later.
I don't see why they can't do both. Look, as a gamer, the stream suits me down to the ground. These big conferences are full of flam and stupid celebs (and dubstep) - which I couldn't care less about. I'm here for the games and the presentation will hopefully deliver. However, the world's mainstream media is going to be at E3 - the broadsheets, newspapers, TV etc - and they primarily get their info from the press conferences. They won't notice streams like this, and I know it doesn't bother us gamers, but a huge proportion of Nintendo's dormant fanbase are casual gamers who don't follow gaming websites or news to any great degree. Mainstream media reaches them, embedded YT livestreams don't. Ninty should hold a bare-bones official presser IMO, for all the rags to enjoy and TV outlets to get their info, while also holding an awesome presentation for us.
Thank you I concur
Yeah Nintendo doesn't need a press conference, cause its going to be the same shit they put out anyway. Zelda, Mario, no surprises anymore i gave up on Nintendo when ps2 came out.
I end up playing Nintendo at my nephews house. They really need a new IP.
nintendo...i am just keep losing my faith in you
This is the right move for Nintendo. Nintendo was number 1 in all sales categories in 2013, after doing a digital event. That has no bearing on anything. What this is about, is Nintendo saying to the media "You badmouth us daily? Who needs you to deliver our message". That is what this is really about. For the record, in 2014 Nintendo has published more games than Sony and Microsoft combined. Do not say they have nothing to show.
Umm Nintendo can't afford to alienate from game journalism, that's one of the major reasons why xbox 360 was successful it had lots of support from gaming journalism that it changed the views of most gamers to accept Microsoft policies. E3 is televised, and on radio stations what about the people who don't use the Internet. Those are the people Nintendo is losing.
1) 360 is really not all that successful has it overall made profit? I think the answer is no. Game journalists, really are not journalists for the most part. Nintendo will be at E3 and no, E3 is not televised.
Nintendo can do whatever it wants, but an e3 conference showing off a true hd Wii u Mario, Zelda and metroid would have brought down the house and set the internet ablaze with the revival of Nintendo...instead we will get some meh with a side of blah
Nintendo sounds like the girl couldn't get a date to prom, telling everyone how it doesn't matter cause she doesn't need to go to prom anyway.
Are you going to be at E3? if not what's the difference if there or not?
Yes I am going to e3 already have my confirmation. I still would not sit through a Nintendo stage presentation if they had one. I am there to learn about the games coming for PC, ps4, and micro and 3rd partys and of course new announcements. If Nintendo wants to do there own thing let them do it they just are missing out on the largest gaming conference in the world and gamers will stop caring about Nintendo since they seem to cant be bothered.
@Jazz4108 what are you talking about, they are going to be at E3 just not doing a stage presentation. And since you aren't part of the press and I believe stage presentations are invite only, you wouldn't be attending Nintendo's showcase if even you wanted to.
Prom is a useless coming of age event that people only go to because: 1. They want to get laid 2. They think it's the cornerstone of your highschool life. You're comparing that to E3?
@modesign No, I definitely didn't miss them, rather I have unconvinced by most - if not all. The massive delays with Watch Dogs and Driveclub is hardly a good sign - no matter how you sugercoat it. The rest have everything to prove via some unedited gameplay footage.
Lots of negativity in this post in particular...
This is a bad strategy for Nintendo, not having a press conference at E3 they lose the audience that watches E3 via Spike Tv, G4, etc. It also loses the audience that is on the fence whether to buy a console or not along with people that don't use youtube. E3 is televised, radio, etc. Nintendo needs to expand its customers not create limitations. Best Buy is good but it needs to bring those wii u demos of upcoming games not just to Best Buy but to Walmart, Gamestop, Target, etc. not everyone lives close to best buy.......
So much baseless negativity. Nintendo like the article states, does not need a press conference. They were number 1 in 2013, without one.
e3 conferences is what gets talked about at e3, still unsure of why they are skipping the conference.
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