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Nintendo's worst E3 of the 2010s

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I choose...

2010 0 0.00%
 
2011 1 3.33%
 
2012 3 10.00%
 
2013 0 0.00%
 
2014 1 3.33%
 
2015 19 63.33%
 
2016 1 3.33%
 
2017 0 0.00%
 
2018 5 16.67%
 
2019 0 0.00%
 
Total:30
Mar1217 said:
The uncontested 2015 presentation.

Anywoo, who the 3 peeps who really thinks 2018 was worse than this shitshow ?

I can somewhat see why a few would hate on Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation. It was half announcements and half Smash Bros. Ultimate. There were not a lot of new announcements outside of Daemon x Machina, Killer Queen Black, Fire Emblem Three Houses (after the initial tease of a new game back in January 2017), Super Mario Party, and a few others. Some have stated their displeasure of Smash Bros. Ultimate hogging so much of the spotlight at E3.

Me, personally, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate warranted a huge presence at E3, even if it took half of the whole presentation. Along with Pokemon Let's Go, Smash Bros. Ultimate was THE holiday title for Nintendo. So far, it has shown to deserve the attention and hype as its climbing as the best-selling game in the franchise and is an evergreen system seller for the Switch. It is THE video game crossover celebration. From the pioneers like Game & Watch, the arcades, and Color TV 15 to the modern series like Splatoon, Xenoblade, and Bayonetta.

And the overall presentation, while uneven, was still pretty good and I would assume there was more positive buzz for Nintendo at E3 2018 compared to E3 2015. FE:TH is a great game with great commercial success, Let's Go sold well for what it was, Super Mario Party sold well, and Daemon x Machina will end up as a hidden gem that could have been better marketed and handled by Marvelous.



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2011, 2012, 2015 and 2018 were all pretty bad IMO, but I'm gonna have to go with the popular consensus and say 2015; not only did it lack any cool announcements whatsoever, but stuff like Federation Force were insults to the fans. Still the most disappointed I've ever been by a gaming show/event, especially coming after the amazing 2014 show. I stayed up til 2am to watch it, and it was the last time I've ever done so.

Mar1217 said:
The uncontested 2015 presentation.

Anywoo, who the 3 peeps who really thinks 2018 was worse than this shitshow ?

While I voted 2015, 2018 isn't far behind for me. I don't like Smash so having half the show hogged by that one boring game was incredibly annoying, and the only positive thing to come out of the whole presentation for me was Torna the Golden Country; when DLC for a game released the previous year is the only good thing in your show, you know it's bad.



Shiken said:

2015...it was a low point for the WiiU and people were let down by the Zelda U delay. Switch was not even anything more than a pipe dream as far as fans were concerned at the time.

I mean, you know you have hit rock bottom when you decide to use puppets to open up the event...

This is when I stopped watching E3 coverage.



2015.  It wasn't just that there was a lack of announcements,  it was just so poorly planned and done.  First they wasted multiple worthy announcements in a mini direct before E3, then they reduced games of substance and quality to small showings - Xenoblade X was, like it or not, their big Holiday title and it got the least attention at E3 2015 of all the E3s it was in - in favor of hilighting the very weak and undercooked Star Fox Zero.  Then just for good measure they delayed revealing Pokken for no reason other than to solidify the conference as a resounding disappointment.  It was one of the most baffling E3s I've seen.  



Nuvendil said:

2015.  It wasn't just that there was a lack of announcements,  it was just so poorly planned and done.  First they wasted multiple worthy announcements in a mini direct before E3, then they reduced games of substance and quality to small showings - Xenoblade X was, like it or not, their big Holiday title and it got the least attention at E3 2015 of all the E3s it was in - in favor of hilighting the very weak and undercooked Star Fox Zero.  Then just for good measure they delayed revealing Pokken for no reason other than to solidify the conference as a resounding disappointment.  It was one of the most baffling E3s I've seen.  

And the worst is that except the intro with the muppets, rest of the show was unmemeable ... 

Unlike the shitshow that was the E3 2008 show but at least, you could enjoy it for different reasons,lol.



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2011

That was the year that they announced the Wii U.  Nintendo really pissed me off with that.  That is the moment that I realized they had turned their back on everything that they'd created with the Wii including all of their new customers.  All of the other garbage that came from later E3's in the 2010's can be traced back to this one.



2015. Many mistakes were made.

2012 was really rough, too. The Wii U games didn't seem to bring much to the table, and they ended the show with stupid in-game fireworks.



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Surprised there's not more votes for 2011 and 2012, those shows were truly dismal and in hindsight really set the tone for what would be a disastrous generation for Nintendo; poor messaging, a lack of games, uninteresting hardware.



curl-6 said:

Surprised there's not more votes for 2011 and 2012, those shows were truly dismal and in hindsight really set the tone for what would be a disastrous generation for Nintendo; poor messaging, a lack of games, uninteresting hardware.

2012 I'll give you, but 2011 stirred up a lot of interest and at the time looked promising enough.  It all fell apart a year later as we know now, but neither has anything on 2015 which not only lacked a lot of new stuff but utterly failed to properly market anything they had there.



Nuvendil said:
curl-6 said:

Surprised there's not more votes for 2011 and 2012, those shows were truly dismal and in hindsight really set the tone for what would be a disastrous generation for Nintendo; poor messaging, a lack of games, uninteresting hardware.

2012 I'll give you, but 2011 stirred up a lot of interest and at the time looked promising enough.  It all fell apart a year later as we know now, but neither has anything on 2015 which not only lacked a lot of new stuff but utterly failed to properly market anything they had there.

The other horrible aspect of 2011 though was that it basically confirmed the last 1.5 years of the Wii were going to be a barren desert.