Nintendo Confirms That It’s Skipping E3 This Year
Nintendo has confirmed that it’ll not take part in E3 this yr. This comes within the wake of a current report stating the three console makers plan to skip the annual occasion fully this yr. Sony and Microsoft have but to substantiate their attendance, however now we all know the place Nintendo stands.
In an announcement to IGN, Nintendo say E3 didn’t match into its plans however will proceed to assist the occasion alongside its organizer, the ESA.
“We method our involvement in any occasion on a case-by-case foundation and are all the time contemplating numerous methods to have interaction with our followers. Since this yr’s E3 present didn’t match into our plans, we have now made the choice to not take part. Nonetheless, we have now been and proceed to be a robust supporter of the ESA and E3.”
Though Nintendo was the primary of the three console makers to cease holding conventional E3 press conferences in favor of pre-recorded Direct movies, it was additionally the final one to have a standard sales space on the present flooring. Up till the final conventional present in 2019, Nintendo nonetheless had a big, typically elaborate sales space with demos the place it broadcasted its Treehouse Reside stream. Xbox moved its sales space out of the conference middle to the Microsoft Theater subsequent door in 2018; PlayStation pulled out of the occasion fully in 2019 and hasn’t returned.
E3 2023 is being organized by ReedPop, the corporate accountable for organizing PAX and Star Wars Celebration. It runs from June 13-16 and can have devoted attendance days for trade and followers. The present has no exhibitor checklist but, however Ubisoft lately confirmed it should attend E3 if it occurs. Will probably be the primary in-person present for the reason that 2019 version and solely the second to happen for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic began (the 2020 and 2022 editions have been utterly canceled whereas 2021 was a digital occasion).
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