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No E3 Conference for Nintendo this year - Mistake or not?

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Should there be a Nintendo E3 conference?

Yes, absolutely, crazy for not bothering! 354 50.79%
 
No, they don't need one and the ND suffices 162 23.24%
 
I'll wait to see how it all goes 178 25.54%
 
Total:694

im not coming, so, no difference to me.



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Whoever made the decision on this needs to be fired ASAP cause this just doesn't make any sense at all.



    

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I know it's a matter of phrasing, but I think the OP should be altered to reflect that the event Nintendo are streaming is not a Nintendo Direct. It's not going to be the format they've established so far, they've changed the terminology and branding of it to "Nintendo Digital Event". There's an obvious intention there to distance themselves from their usual Direct broadcasts, Nintendo openly state that this will be different from their Direct broadcasts, and I think that should be illustrated when we discuss whether or not it's a good plan. Calling it a Direct broadcast is misleading; Nintendo are suggesting something different is on the cards.

That being said, it matters largely what content Nintendo will be presenting, but whatever form their broadcast takes will also be important.



Weird, I could see why they didn't last year since the other consoles were coming out, but this year too? Prob wouldn't matter too much unless you are actually going to e3 though.



I'm not even surprised anymore. It's like they've given up on trying to be competitive.



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Nintendo is really out of touch with the western consumer. They need to put on a show and be flashy.



"On my business card I am a corporate president. In my mind I am a game developer. But in my heart I am a gamer." - Satoru Iwata

VitroBahllee said:
Einsam_Delphin said:
If only people cared more about the content itself rather than how the content is presented, then we wouldn't have people whining about this!

I think the people 'whining' as you so generously put it are upset that the content will be shown to only a 10th-to-a-100th of the people.

Nintendo's livestream last year - 150k

Sony's livestream on Twitch alone - 15,000,000

Why would Nintendo kick themselves in the butts like that and show the new games to only a small group of people who would be buying them anyway? When they could show to a larger audience and get them excited, too?

I think that matters.


We forum go-ers (the only people who whine about this stuff) are all going to be watching it anyway, so no it really doesn't matter to us, or rather it shouldn't matter.



Einsam_Delphin said:


We forum go-ers (the only people who whine about this stuff) are all going to be watching it anyway, so no it really doesn't matter.


So we are the only people in the world who matter? Yes, WE will be watching it anyway. An expanded audience of less dorky people won't be. That's what I'm saying. It's not like Nintendo couldn't have done both of the things it is planning on doing. It is in a situation now where it needs to do far more than what is expected.



A bad mistake. It makes them look afraid of the competition, or it makes it look like they have little to show. Even if it is far in the future, they should be there announcing upcoming plans.



_crazy_man_ said:
VitroBahllee said:
Einsam_Delphin said:
If only people cared more about the content itself rather than how the content is presented, then we wouldn't have people whining about this!

Nintendo's livestream last year - 150k

Sony's livestream on Twitch alone - 15,000,000

Got sources for those numbers?

I watched both and that was the number the streams themselves said of people watching. You can gander over to youtube to see post-live views if you'd like -> Nintendo . I thought Sony uploaded their conference but it seems they did not. This got a lot of views though and was posted as part of their e3.

I had this discussion with ninpie just a few weeks ago, I'll try to find the stuff we both found.