GS News Update - Nintendo will again forgo a traditional E3 press conference

Robo Reggie gives us a taste of what to expect from Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 2014.

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hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

This is great, Nintendo clearly wants to spread around the E3 presentation to more areas, its not about E3 anymore, its about everyone involved including those who cant make it to E3. They are improving it to be better than last year in terms of spreading their message.


Having announced all these different events spread around E3 its clear they are really serious.

A full conference isnt going to do much of a difference, especially when they are more focused on sales projections and investors,whats the real issue here? Wow no live stage presentation, seriously dont you remember how sloppy and rushed Nintendo's E3 2012 presentation was? They clearly have a lot to show but not enough time for it, which is why they are even going this digital route, they want it to be more organized and being more digital spread so it reaches to more audience especially with the Best Buy demo deal.


Your dilusional if you actually think a stage conference will make a difference, last i checked Nintendo got quite a lot of attention last year especially with the demos and 3D World and  Smash Bros reveal, wake up and stop thinking this is a sign of weakness just because they are taking an alternative route.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

You're not hipped or edgy Nintendo. E3 is supposed to be the day were you showed people why you were big in the first place. As Wii U owner I am very disappointed in this move. This Online Press conference didn't work last year. Why the hell would it work now? 

nigelholden
nigelholden

They're messaging strategy didn't work last year. Why repeat? 

nigelholden
nigelholden

@ExplicitMike  They really need to be bold and take the stage. These Nintendo Direct events aren't reaching outside their very dedicated fan base. They make great games, they just need to put their foot forward. It's as if they are too timid after their last showing.

hystavito
hystavito

@nigelholden @ExplicitMike But you could also argue that E3 doesn't really reach a lot of Nintendo's target market either, right?  Maybe these smaller spread out events are better for that.  Still, they could do both of course.

Maybe skipping E3 this year is a sign that they have kinda given up on that idea from the early days of the WiiU of capturing the "serious" gamers again.