E3 editorial


  • semitope - April 25, 2013 7:19 p.m.

    Is the wii U out yet?
  • mayday991 - April 25, 2013 6:38 p.m.

    I've been preparing myself for the inevitable time when Nintendo takes the Sega route.
  • shawksta - April 25, 2013 8:10 p.m.

    Nintendo would rather die as a company than go the Sega route, plus they have lots of money in the bank if any misteps were to happen, which Sega have done ALLOT consecutively to get them where they are today.
  • yonderTheGreat - April 27, 2013 9:09 p.m.

    ALLOT is even stupider than ALOT.
  • Rowdie - April 28, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    If you had just gone with then instead of than.
  • talleyXIV - April 27, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    It may seem like that is happening but most people don't realize how gargantuan Nintendo really is. Pokemon itself as a franchise is probably more valuable than Sega and tons of other game companies combined.
  • dden45 - April 25, 2013 6:24 p.m.

    They should just announce Nintendo Direct streams during the Microsoft and Sony presentations, just to screw with everyone.
  • Cyberninja - April 25, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    Nintendo is fine
  • winner2 - April 25, 2013 6:06 p.m.

    Problem is that N won't admit to this if it's true so we can't really know for sure. This is concerning though, I'll agree to that. I don't think anyone saw this coming.
  • masterjoe123 - April 25, 2013 5:49 p.m.

    The thing is that Nintendo isn't trying to compete with other companies. They're doing their own thing. Look at the Wii for example. Everyone mocked it, but it sold more than any other console before it. Why? Because it was the only system that played Nintendo games. Nintendo knows what its fans want, and that is quality games and innovation.
  • Asmodean - April 25, 2013 8:28 p.m.

    "Nintendo knows what its fans want, and that is quality games and innovation." I'll agree with the first but not the second. This idea that Nintendo is just doing it own thing is foolish, the were very lucky with the Wii, they were able to tap in to a market that no one had thought possible. But the games industry is not the same as it was in 2007, so much so that there are real fears of a video game crash and that this might be the last generation of consoles. Sorry to say this but we could be looking at a Dreamcast situation... the only saving grace is Big N's domination of the Handheld market.
  • BottleBank - April 26, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    The Wii sold more because it captured the imagination of the casual market, not because it was the only console that played Nintendo games. The casual market has now moved onto tablets and phones, and their Wiis are either gathering dust or on the scrap heap.
  • TravenousMaximus - April 25, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    If anyone can succeed through non-conformity, it's Nintendo. They're still going be making game announcements at E3 - both to the media and gamers alike - they're just going about it a different way - here's an excerpt of their briefing regarding digital sales (in which they went in detail about why they aren't doing a keynote this year, and any other year where they aren't revealing hardware) "At E3 this year, we are not planning to launch new hardware, and our main activity at E3 will be to announce and have people experience our software. Many people are certainly very interested in learning more about the Wii U titles that we are going to announce. We will use E3 as an ideal opportunity to talk in detail mainly about the Wii U titles that we are going to launch this year, and we also plan to make it possible for visitors to try the games immediately. As a brand new challenge, we are working to establish a new presentation style for E3." and just this afternoon Charlie Scibetta, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Nintendo of America wrote this: "As you’ve already seen, a lot of news about Nintendo games and services that traditionally would be held until E3 is being delivered this year through Nintendo Directs, and various press events. This approach will continue between now and E3. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll be fully informed. We look forward to continuing to provide you with Nintendo news and content in ways you haven’t before experienced. Beyond the news that will be communicated through Nintendo Direct videos in the run up to E3, at the show itself we’re hosting two smaller events on Tuesday morning before the LACC opens instead of just our traditional one event. A media event and a partner presentation will both occur that morning. While the audiences will be different between the two events, both will occur on the Tuesday morning of E3 (June 11) which is the date and time period the public has come to expect for Nintendo to deliver E3 news. At the Nokia theater we’ll meet with business partners (retailers, publishers, analysts, etc.) from the NOA territory and discuss our plans for driving the business and providing tailored information that this group finds useful to their operations. Nintendo has done these same type of business meetings at past E3 shows, but has not in the past few years. This year we are returning to that business partner meeting format. New this year at our booth in the LACC, prior to the show opening, we’ll invite a small group of media to play our games. We will have a strong line-up of beloved franchise experiences available for immediate hands-on play. We are continuing to consider exciting new ways to bring the news of our games and information directly to the players at home during the E3 timeframe, and will have more to say about that at a later date.”
  • KA87 - April 25, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    I hate to say it, but if the 720 and PS4 live up to the potential that was dicided in the spec articles than they may very well blow N out of the water in this Gen.
  • Arobadope - April 25, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    face meet palm, I know you missed each other.
  • TheMariner - April 25, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    Does that really surprise you? The PS3 and 360 blew the Wii out of the water in terms of specs but that didn't stop Nintendo from turning a profit year after year.
  • ParagonT - April 25, 2013 8:35 p.m.

    There seems to be a lot of Nintendo glorification on here today. Things will change when E3 rolls around, just you wait and see.
  • manuel-saez - April 25, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    Nah, all this means is that they are in a position to do as they please, and they would much rather use their Nintendo Directs to provide information (which have proven extremely popular and effective), than an industry event that becomes more irrelevant every year. The other two can duke it out for the scraps, while Nintendo sits by and watches.
  • Sensationo - April 25, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    E3 the punishment for all journalists and a land of broken promises, or have I been listening to too many podcasts. Anyway doesn't this just prove that Nintendo can do what it wants, or maybe they just don't want more memes. ALSO FAN BOY WAR BEGIN!
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - April 25, 2013 3:11 p.m.


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