No E3 Press Conference for Nintendo this year. In an investor report released today, Nintendo quietly revealed that it does not plan to host a large-scale press conference during E3 2017. This is in line with recent years, where instead Nintendo opts to do something like a Nintendo Direct to reveal new titles. To be frank, this is news only because people want Nintendo back at the Pre-Show blitz, but doing so is very costly and Nintendo can reach just as many eyes and ears with a simple livestream.
There are some other tidbits in there, including re-mentions of the Switch’s success, the sales growth of the 3DS, the new 2DS XL announcement, reiteration of first and third party sales across all platforms, and that we’ll see 2-3 new smartphone games a year from the Big N.
From the document, now posted online:
During this period we will achieve strong results through three major initiatives: establishing Nintendo Switch, maintaining Nintendo 3DS momentum and continuing our smart device business. We will also push forward on our goal to expand the number of people who have access to Nintendo IP. 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.