E3 is only six weeks away, and it looks like Nintendo will be ditching the bigger conference, in favor of a more direct presentation to their fans. Speaking in a Q&A with Investors last night, president Satoru Iwata said that the company will have multiple smaller conferences that will focus on the company’s software lineup.
Nintendo will hold one closed event for American distributors, and another closed hands-on experience event for Western media. Iwata stated that their recent Nintendo Direct presentations have really caught on with consumers, and they have satisfied fans’ demand for new content. Nintendo released the following statement regarding their decisions:
“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.”