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Nintendo Skipping This Year’s E3 Presentation

Strange news is coming out of Nintendo camp today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has announced that Nintendo will not be hosting its annual E3 presentation this year. Instead they will be focusing on smaller events to introduce new games to the Nintendo faithful during E3.

He stated:

We decided not to host a large-scale presentation targeted at everyone in the international audience where we announce new information as we did in the past.

Instead, at the E3 show this year, we are planning to host a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the U.S. market.

During these closed doors ‘smaller events’ Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata won’t speak to the game distributors, investors or journalists.

At first, this may sound a weird decision by Nintendo but if you think deeper, it may start to make sense. At E3 this year, both Microsoft and Sony are expected to show off their next-gen consoles. Nintendo had already released its Wii U last year. Currently, Wii U edges the PS3 and Xbox 360 only marginally when it comes to the graphics quality. Against Sony and Microsoft’s new hardware Wii U would not stand a chance. Probably this was the real reason behind Nintendo deciding to skip this year’s E3 presentation. What do you think about this drastic step?