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Nintendo not holding E3 conference this year


Nintendo will not be holding a large-scale conference event at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Instead, it plans to host several smaller-scale events, showcasing the games coming to the U.S. market, according to a financial briefing for Nintendo from president Satoru Iwata.

“At the E3 show this year, we are planning to host a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the U.S. market. There will be one closed event for American distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media.”

Iwata went on to say that like last year, he will not be speaking at this year’s E3.

“I did not speak at last year’s presentation, and I am not planning to speak at these events at the E3 show this year either.”

Nintendo’s focus this year will be to “deliver information about our games directly to our home audience around the time of E3,” noting that they will be using Nintendo Direct as one way of delivering information to the folks over in Japan, as well as in North America and Europe.

It was also announced that Iwata has been appointed as CEO of Nintendo of America, replacing former CEO Tatsumi Kimishima.

Iwata closed the financial briefing by announcing that four of Nintendo’s board of directors will be retiring “when their term of office expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders this year.” This will make room for a generational change in the board of directors, making the average age “6.7 years younger than today.”

Sony announced the PlayStation 4 in February. Microsoft will be unveiling the next Xbox May 21. With the Wii U already on store shelves, what do you expect to hear from Nintendo at this year’s E3? Let us know in the comments or head over to our forums.

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