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E3 2023

Nintendo has confirmed it will not attend E3 2023

Nintendo has just confirmed that they will not be present at E3 2023, stating that they made the decision because the event “didn’t fit into our plans.”

Nintendo has confirmed it will not attend E3 2023

It’s bad news for E3 2023. Nintendo has just confirmed that they will not be attending the event in Los Angeles this summer, and with it we now know that none of the “Big 3” video game companies with major consoles will be present at the show.

As reported by IGN, the Japanese company sent them a statement that revealed the decision. "We approach our involvement in any event on a case-by-case basis and are always considering various ways to engage with our fans. Since this year’s E3 show didn’t fit into our plans, we have made the decision to not participate. However, we have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the ESA and E3."

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E3 will be back, even without the Big 3

We’ve been reporting about E3’s big return to a physical format for a couple of months, ever since the ESA revealed the show was coming back to the Los Angeles Convention Center in June 2023. Ever since then, several companies and executives of the industry have pitched in with their opinions of the show. A few weeks ago, CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot casted doubt on the show actually happening, but stated that they would be present if it did indeed take place.

The ESA and ReedPop (the event’s organizer) responded by confirming that they were “full speed ahead” with the development of the event, and that even without the presence of some of the biggest companies, E3 would continue. It’s certainly going to be an entirely different kind of event without Nintendo, PlayStation, or Xbox being on the showfloor, but perhaps the change might end up being good for the event. We’ll have to wait and see to figure out what E3 2023 will actually have to offer to both fans and the gaming press.

E3 2023 will take place in June 2023, in the Los Angeles Convention Center, as it did for over a decade before 2019.

Source | IGN