Neoseeker : News : Nintendo skips "traditional" E3 press conference this year, instead hosting smaller software focused events
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Big A2 Apr 30, 13
This... sort of makes sense. Before the days of instant updates and live streaming Nintendo's E3 was just that - for the business side of things. Now with fans getting a better look into it there's a bit of a conflict of interest. Honestly, I applaud Nintendo for realising the problems with the E3 format and trying something different.

Though admittedly I am going to miss all the hype and experience of waking up at 1 or 2am to watch it and then being so excited about what they showed that I can't sleep afterwards.
quote SpaceWalker
The Wii U though... kinda pointless iff you ask me, doesn't seem like a new console so much as a flashy add-on for an already worn-out console.
Oh wow this is still happening.
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SpaceWalker Apr 28, 13
"3DS is doing mighty fine, though". It's only gonna sell even more once Pokemon X and Y come out. The Wii U though... kinda pointless iff you ask me, doesn't seem like a new console so much as a flashy add-on for an already worn-out console.
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BlackScythe Apr 27, 13
All nintendo has to do is drop info in the drought that typically comes after E3 and they will get a ridiculous amount of attention given that there won't be anything else going on.
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Slash Apr 27, 13
quote Dio
quote bbb7002004
I seem to recall the Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct last year having quite a bit of hype and being far better received than the snoozer of a conference as well.
This.

Plus the amount of attention Nintendo is getting now since making this announcement is increasing the hype even more.

Nintendo is smart. Slash just doesn't understand it.
Yes I'm sure Nintendo's Direct will out hype E3 where there will be third party companies and both Sony and Microsoft talking about/revealing their new consoles.

Looking at the WiiU, nah Nintendo isn't smart hahaha
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BlackScythe Apr 27, 13
Well... it's Slash, you say that like it's news.
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Dio Apr 26, 13
quote bbb7002004
I seem to recall the Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct last year having quite a bit of hype and being far better received than the snoozer of a conference as well.
This.

Plus the amount of attention Nintendo is getting now since making this announcement is increasing the hype even more.

Nintendo is smart. Slash just doesn't understand it.
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bbb7002004 Apr 26, 13
I seem to recall the Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct last year having quite a bit of hype and being far better received than the snoozer of a conference as well.
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Zeezow Apr 26, 13
I really wanted an E3 conference, even if they had to face the announcement of 2 new consoles and their games...
I really hope they make more creative things with Direct for make up with forgoing E3...
Maybe make a Nintendo Direct app for Wii U/3DS that makes anyone try out a demo for a newly announced game?
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Captain Nerditude Apr 25, 13
Urg, guess I have no reason to watch E3 on tv this year!
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Slash Apr 25, 13
quote Dio
Was the internet buzzing because of it?
Er every gaming site had the conference covered and there were ads of the conference all over the place....


quote Dio
Nintendo Direct around E3 time will be huge.
Keep telling yourself that pal.
It'll get overshadowed by the E3.
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Dio Apr 25, 13
quote Slash
Yes and you also think the new console reveals aren't a big deal and that NIntendo will win E3 no matter what.
So you represent the .1%
How did that PS4 reveal go a few weeks ago? Was the internet buzzing because of it? Hype machines blowing up? Nope. Barely even made a splash.

I also never said that Nintendo will win E3 no matter what. How could they win E3 if they don't even have a press conference there? Haha. But trust me, the Nintendo Direct around E3 time will be huge. There's no doubt about that pal.
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Slash Apr 25, 13
Except not everything was revealed about the PS4 in the conference. The important facotrs such as Price,launch line up,etc.
Even if they only showed the hardware it would still have more hype than NIntendo's conference as they only have games to show.
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ims2golfer Apr 25, 13
quote Slash
Yes and you also think the new console reveals aren't a big deal and that NIntendo will win E3 no matter what.
So you represent the .1%
New console reveals? But Sony has already done so, with Micro$oft following in the same path. If that's all they've got to show, stuff they've already said a few months beforehand, E3 would be pretty weak for them
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Slash Apr 25, 13
Yes and you also think the new console reveals aren't a big deal and that NIntendo will win E3 no matter what.
So you represent the .1%
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