Iwata Skipping E3 To Work On Other Parts Of The Business


E3 is shaping up to be a pretty big show. More companies will be having presentations. There’s rumored to be some big surprises coming from the console companies. Also the Nintendo World Championships is making its glorious return! E3 this year could possibly be bigger then ever before.

That said, one notable key player will be missing E3 this year. According to IGN, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata won’t be at E3 for a second year in a row. Last year he missed E3 do to illness. This year he’ll be in Japan working on other things. Here’s what Nintendo said:

Nintendo’s focus for E3 this year will be showcasing the many games we have coming for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Mr. Miyamoto and other members of our development team will be in Los Angeles to explain these games and the unique experiences that each offers. Mr. Iwata’s focus in this period will be on other areas of our business that require his presence in Japan.

We all know that Nintendo has had many new business ventures in recent times not to mention they’re working on the NX. However, I have a feeling that Iwata wouldn’t have skipped E3 this year if E3 wasn’t so successful for Nintendo last year. Either way, we won’t be effected much and if last year is anything to go by, letting the Treehouse do their thing will lead to an awesome show.

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