Nintendo is officially pulling out of this year’s E3. In a statement to various online blogging sites, Nintendo quits E3 2023 participation as it is no longer in their plans. In a statement to Engadget, the company said, “We approach our participation in each event on a case-by-case basis and are always considering different ways to engage with our fans.”
Nintendo went on to say, “As this year’s E3 show did not fit into our plans, we decided not to attend. However, we have been and will continue to be a strong supporter of the ESA [Entertainment Software Association] and E3”.
The company usually takes an active part in E3, running the Treehouse broadcast with a direct presence throughout the event. It’s worth noting that the last time Nintendo participated in E3 was in 2019, and all digital affairs in 2021. Moreover, there was no E3 in 2020 or 2022.
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Microsoft and Sony May Also Not Attend E3 This Year
It was previously reported that some big brands, including Microsoft and Sony, were not interested in this year’s E3 and would not be attending. However, Microsoft has yet to make an official statement about its plans. On the other hand, Sony has not participated in E3 since 2018.
Instead, Microsoft is looking to hold its annual showcase in Los Angeles later this summer. We have a bit of information about the big annual showcase, and it comes from Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer. Microsoft’s big annual showcase will take place between the 13th and 16th of June.
The contradiction between Microsoft’s annual showcase and E3 makes things difficult for the Galaxy manufacturer. In another case, the Nintendo Direct will take place in mid-June. However, there are rumors of a major showcase before E3. That is why the company has decided to stay away from this year’s E3.
Nintendo is one of the most famous console manufacturers at the moment. The Summer Game Fest adds fuel to the fire. What’s more important is that Ubisoft will be present at E3.