It seems likely that this year at the E3 event in LA that Nintendo’s presence will be less prominent than previous years which is perhaps a good thing as Sony and Microsoft aim to steal the show with news on their next gen games consoles. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata suggested that the company will not be hosting “a large-scale presentation where new news is presented to a general audience from all over the world as in previous years.” but instead smaller presentations of its software lineup.
Below are Iwata’s comments in full, which have been translated by NeoGAF user, StreetsAhead:
First, 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. There will be one closed event for American distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media. Also, I did not speak at last year’s presentation, and I am not planning to speak at these events at the E3 show this year either. Apart from these exclusive events for visitors, we are continuing to investigate ways to deliver information about our games directly to our home audience around the time of E3. We will share more information about them once they have officially been decided.
During the E3 period, we will utilize our direct communication tools, such as Nintendo Direct, to deliver information to our Japanese audience, including those who are at this financial briefing, mainly focusing on the software that we are going to launch in Japan, and we will take the same approach outside Japan for the overseas fans as well.