Nintendo not hosting big E3 conference

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Apr 25, 2013
  1. ShadowSoldier
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    Yep. The days of E3 are numbered. They won't be doing big conferences like they have every year. Which I think, is great. Instead they'll be doing two smaller conferences, one for the investors, and one for people for the games.

    I think it's great because Nintendo Direct is a great way to show off new games and such, and it works. No need to keep blowing tons of cash on something so stupid.

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    What do you think? IS NINTENDO DOOMED?!
     
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    They don't need to do them anymore since we get a Nintendo direct every few months or so. I can't say that I won't miss them tho.
     
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    In all honesty, if Nintendo can showcase there own material with Nintendo Directs throughout the year then suddenly the idea of having a big E3 showcase seems daft.
     
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    Looks like every company is (or at least starting) to doing the same.
     
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    I don't mind, honestly. E3 is cool for the hype and whatnot, but I'd rather have multiple big announcements spread out throughout the year rather than having them all be at E3.
     
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    E3's been losing its relevancy for years now. I'm less surprised and more wondering why it took them so long.
     
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    Dare I say Sony and Microsoft are copying Nintendo by announcing big news outside of E3?
     
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    Iono, there have been announcements outside of E3 before Nintendo, but it seems like it's really catching on now.
     
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    I'm more worried about the future of E3, really. I've only been following it for a couple years, but every time I hear that "it used to be better". And with microsoft and sony already revealing their consoles in advance, it's not like there'll be much "blown away"-surprises left.
     
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    This makes sense with the frequency of the Nintendo Directs mixed with the fact that it is only the first year of the Wii U. They don't need to do anything showstopper and just need to keep the software flowing at the moment.
     
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    NINTENDOMINATION
     
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    Nintendo Directs are a evolution of the E3 presentation ...before streaming was popular, the industry was limited to this big media event, once a year ...but we don't live in the past anymore ...E3 can be cool and all, but soon, Sony and Microsoft will be doing some Directs also..
     
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    Nintendo's marching on the beat of its own drum and there will also be Nintendo Directs for Japanese audiences as well, that's good because I would like more Japan only 3rd party 3DS games as well as their first party titles. They don't need an E3; they're doing fine with their 3DS lineup for this year, WiiU's suffering as it's not getting many games lol.
    I may not get one if SSB on the 3DS has only stripped down graphics and a few non-essential features removed.
     
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    Doesn't Japan already get their own Nintendo Direct?
     
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    Yes but most show the same stuff as the US/EU ones, but what I'm looking forward to is a Nintendo Direct with complete emphasis on the Japanese gaming market.
     
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    You, solely interested in the Japanese gaming market?

    Get out of town!
     
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    I can't help it, that's where almost everything good that isn't 1st party is at on the 3DS, you seen how it was with the Vita except the fact everything good on the Vita was Japan only.
     
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    Not surprised, last E3, they didn't announce anything new, then shortly after they did a Nintendo direct with new content. They have announced all their new games through ND. It is very effective to broadcast constantly and hungry gamers don't need to wait till e3.
     
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    But haven't they all been like that? I mean Nintendo is expected to have some of these games they showcase brought over here, how are they going to do one just on only JPN games if there aren't any?

    HEY! Monster Hunter, RE:R and Virtue's Last Reward were good and they are over here too!
     
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    The thing is A LOT of Nintendrones were saying "Wait til E3, Wait til E3, Wait til E3". Is Nintendo running away?

    I really really thought they had something up their sleeve for the WiiU and could surprise Us at E3. Looks like the Wii U is in more trouble than we really think.
     
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