Nintendo opts not to go with a full press conference, instead distributing a betamax cassette to showgoers, on which footage of its new games is recorded, along with a commentary from Gunpei Yokoi. However, the games shown don't really push any of the company's IPs forward. Another Mario Bros arcade game is detailed, looking identical to the previous game, only with a special 'cat' suit being the only visual difference (pictured).
The company's new home computer entertainment system, the Wii U, is present at the event, although its 16k memory is just a fraction of that of the competition and looks likely to be left behind, especially with its asking price remaining comparatively high. Naysayers give the machine until the end of the year before Nintendo needs to consider abandoning it.