But Nintendo still have floor at e3. They also do competitions before e3 too like Splatoon, Smash, and super mario maker.
I understand but it's really just about the conference, that's the real meat of E3. Since Nintendo's been doing Direct for their own E3 it never really felt that Nintendo was there even if they have the floor, it just felt like fillers instead.
I agree that Nintendo and EA are basically doing the Diet Coke version of E3, where they are kind of there, but they are also not doing a full presentation. The Diet Coke version is kinda lame, but it is also better than nothing, and it recognizes that E3 is still the premier gaming event of the year.
Last year Sony didn't even do a Diet Coke version. I kind of understand why too, because they really didn't have anything to show off. Nothing big released last year from Sony, and they wanted to keep everything PS5 related a secret. There is no good reason for Sony to skip E3 this year. They are releasing a new console. Even if they only release a video during E3 week, they are still going to get more attention than if they just do their own thing at another time. E3 naturally gathers people's attention simply because it is the gaming event of the year.