Nintendo has confirmed that they will not be holding an E3 2017 press conference for the fifth year in a row.
E3 is well known for its big press conferences. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, and Ubisoft used to hold conferences every year before E3 started on Monday and Tuesday morning, but things have changed. Nintendo dropped the format in 2013, EA moved to Sunday last year and Saturday this year, Bethesda began holding their own press conferences, and Microsoft is now presenting on Sunday. For E3 2017, Nintendo has confirmed that they are continuing their tradition of no press conference.
Some had hoped that since Nintendo just released a new console, the Switch, they’d be more willing to host a press conference. Turns out that that is not the case. During their Financial Results Briefing, Nintendo took some time to discuss their plans for E3 2017, which do not include a press conference:
“Finally, the video game tradeshow E3 will be held in Los Angeles this June. Again this year, we will not be hosting a large-scale press conference for institutional investors, analysts and the media. Nintendo of America will present further information on our plans at a later date.”
This marks the fifth year in a row that Nintendo will not hold a press conference. They will most likely hold another Nintendo Direct sometime before E3 2017 kicks off to discuss upcoming games. We’ll let you know when more information about the Direct is released.