Radar Reacts: No Nintendo press conference at E3 2013

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo will feature one less major press conference, as Nintendo recently announced it will not be holding one during 2013's E3. Why would Nintendo opt out, and what exactly does this mean--if anything--about the company's future? We filmed a Radar Reacts to tackle those exact questions.

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  • g1rldraco7 - April 26, 2013 2:30 a.m.

    I'm still trying to process why Nintendo dropped out of E3.
  • The_Tingler - April 26, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    They haven't. They're just not having a big expensive conference. The games will still be there.
  • dns - April 25, 2013 6:06 p.m.

    1/2 hour Nintendo Direct has much more impact and call much more attention to us gamers than a 1 hour long forgetful pre-E3 press conference. In E3 you have to compete against Sony, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, etc, everyone having their own conference trying to be the remembered at the end of the day. Last week when all news were focused on Nintendo Direct every game site was just talking about it instead of the new Ubisoft announcement like in the E3. E3 pre-conferences are becoming less and less important, Sony and Microsoft didn't announce their upcoming consoles there. More games are announced their own events. In sum no one wants to be overshadowed by ohter companies. PS: Ask your parents, colleges and friends that don't play games so often if they have any idea what is E3.
  • shawksta - April 25, 2013 8:20 p.m.

    Exactly this
  • ParagonT - April 25, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    I do agree that no company wants to be overshadowed by their competitors, but if were talking about the comparison between E3 and Nintendo Direct, which would be more recognizable in conversation? Not only that, Nintendo Direct (as someone pointed out) is really only useful for those that already own their system, which as you know, needs more marketing. Higher sales make for a much more appealing console to develop for. To be honest, its not like Nintendo woke up and thought "We need to be different and do our own thing despite the years the contraire!" They most likely just didn't have anything big to show and I bet they will be presenting more at E3 next year. Thus how can we give credit when it was likely out of necessity? A smart move? Oh yes, but probably made from having to, not from wanting to. Whether Nintendo Direct is the better choice or not doesn't bother me, but to say Nintendo are 'innovating' as some infer seems a bit of a stretch. Still, it spells announcement drought if you ask me.
  • dns - April 26, 2013 8:29 p.m.

    E3 is much bigger than a Nintendo Direct, that is why you as a gamer wont recall every new annocement made there. But no matter any preference towards Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft or PC if you entered any games site last week the Nintendo Direct was the biggest news and you (as a possible future costumer) got the information and probably even commented about it. Nonetheless at the E3 with several announcements probably one or another information from Nintendo would be forgot by the average gamer (as matter of time restriction, preference, etc).
  • PlainLikeVanilla - April 25, 2013 5:04 p.m.

    It's so weird to see Tom.
  • ultimatepunchrod - April 25, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    I think E3 still serves a purpose.
  • StrayGator - April 25, 2013 1:36 p.m.

    HקמקרקטG found the worst time possible to fall sick :(

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