Nintendo Proves Why E3 Is Not Needed Anymore.

Been lot of back and forth on this topic ever since Nintendo changed how it operates at E3. Some people feel it’s a foolish decision not to do the standard E3 shabang, or not show up at all. I have been on the inside of this industry, and have attended several E3 events. But unless you are actually at the event getting hands-on E3 is not needed.
If you are sitting at home you are watching a video. Via live stream or on demand. Your whole E3 is at home in front of a screen. So ask yourself why is this event so important? I have said it before in my post “E3 Is Not As Important As It Once Was“. But this is not about that explanation this is about how Nintendo proved my points and proved that E3 is not needed to get info about your products anymore.

Murs @Pax South

Murs in line to play Zelda on Switch @PAX South

You can go back as far as the last 2 years, 1 year or just the last 6 months and you will see Nintendo is the hottest topic in the gaming industry right now. They did it with little to no presence at E3. Thier newest console code named NX, now revealed as Switch hasn’t been announced, shown, or playable at E3. Yet it’s the hottest topic in gaming.  October rolled around and we got a teaser video on what the switch was. Ever since then all the way to it’s January reveal event it remained the hottest topic in gaming. Even with the launch of the Ps4 Pro, a console more powerful, and PlayStation VR it remained the most talked about topic in gaming. Even with the coming of the touted Xbox Scorpio still, the Nintendo Switch is the talk of the town. With lines packed with regular attendees and celebrities at public events just to get their hands on the device and games, Nintendo has proven you don’t need E3 to announce, promote, launch a console, or games anymore.

 

Zelda On Switch line capped after 2 mins of con opening.

  • David

    “You can go back as far as the last 2 years, 1 year or just the last 6 months and you will see Nintendo is the hottest topic in the gaming industry right now.”

    Oh yeah, ever since they dropped out of E3 Nintendos consoles have been doing great. THey certainly haven’t been colossal failures, necessitating Nintendo to start again mid generation to try and get a new console, which will also fail.

    Nintendo and the failure of the WiiU is proof positive that E3 is vital.

    • Jon Shaw

      Flew over your head!

      • David

        Mind saying what, exactly, I missed? Cause the failure of the WiiU is pretty indisputable.

        • Jon Shaw

          Reading comprehension is not your forte. What does the Wii u have to do with anything I said? I didn’t even mention the Wii u. But your so focused on that cause you don’t want to address the actual topic.

  • rai

    Uh huh…so you’re explanation is based only on the switch? Who the hell allowed you to write this article..

    Nintendo has been pretty much MIA at E3 for those 2 years, only showing those directs and yet E3 is still a big show. It just goes to show how much E3 really needs Nintendo and not the other way around. The only reason Nintendo is the hot topic now is because of the new console.

    • Jon Shaw

      Flew over your head

  • Weisse

    So all those 3rd party publishers and developers that make up the bulk of E3, the same publishers that abandoned the Wii U….

    Unless Nintendo is content on only releasing first party titles and sell to the Nintendo hardcore then then expect any console they release to fail.

    E3 is a hype building machine for big business, like it or not.

    • Jon Shaw

      Such a hype machine that nobody paid attention that a lot of those third party publishers pulled out of showing stuff at E3 last year as well. Or ignore the fact that no GTA game has ever been at E3 but it still sells extremely well. Or the fact everyone is questioning what is Microsoft coming out with even though they showed you at E3 but it was such a hype machine nobody talks about it 2 months later.
      Or the fact that nothing you just said has anything to do with my article or the point of it. You just saw the title, the picture had your preconceived notions and went to town. Flew over your head as well.

      • David

        Gta I’ve was unveiled at e3 2006. As a games journalist you really really suck.

        • Jon Shaw

          It was never playable at any E3 look it up. I was at that E3 while he was on stage I was at the actual convention playing the games.

          • David

            Oh I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the sound of you trying to weasel out of admitting you were wrong.

          • Jon Shaw

            I’m not like I said it wasn’t at E3. For some reason you gamers think the press conferences are E3 itself

          • David

            Was it announced there yes or no? So it was there.

          • Jon Shaw

            Was Rockstar at E3 nope.

        • Jon Shaw

          It’s also kind of sad you had to go 10 years back just to say anything rofl.

          • David

            They only release one Gta every 5 years. 10 years is just “the one before the last one”.

            And yes, a dramatic reveal and a trailer is being at e3.

          • mechlord

            Jon, accept your fail with grace. If it really was unveiled at e3 2006 then going back 1000 years doesn’t lessen your fail and you need to apeshift to defend your position.

          • Jon Shaw

            The initial reaponse was third party publishers not being at E3 I was at E3 the press conferences are not even E3. Rockstar was not at E3 the game was not playable at E3 so I fail at nothing. You trying to throw a stipulation doesn’t change anything and does nothing to the point of the article. But keep typing I love this traffic I’m getting

          • mechlord

            bad writer, minuscle personality… blocking. last traffic from me:

            “Or ignore the fact that no GTA game has ever been at E3 but it still sells extremely well”

            thats what you said. which is why im telling you, accept your fail with grace. it doesnt diminish you as opposed to what you are doing.

          • Jon Shaw

            The press conferences are not E3 that is why you can’t get into the press conferences with your E3 admission. You also don’t have to be an E3 attendee to go to the press conferences therefore it’s not E3. You have to get separate badges and registration for each press event from the the company doing the event. It is a separate event. Period.

          • Jon Shaw
          • Jon Shaw

            Like I said the press conferences are not E3 they are individual seperated events put on by the companies themselves in different locations that are not part of E3.

        • Jon Shaw

          Please show me 1 time where I called myself a journalist? How do You suck at something your not trying to be? I’ll wait. Just cause I went to press events? Or have access to early content? Not my fault you sit on your ass.

  • mechlord

    OP: That it? That’s all you have to say?

    • David

      He’s not very good at this.

      • mechlord

        Guess not huh

      • Jon Shaw

        I must be pretty good cause I got you to leave another site and come to my site and leave all these comments about a company you don’t like, and talk shit to me at 3am. All the while I’m at work getting paid to talk to you. Think I’m doing pretty good from where I stand.

        • asadachi

          Well to me and the rest of the world it looks like you fail at this. But I guess you’re succeeding if your goal is to post shit and come across as an idiot.

  • Note5

    Good click bait title even if it is completely rubbish.
    This is why Nintendo is on a complete down ward spiral to utter isolation.
    This video proves that gamers are more physically social than ever before.
    Gamers want real tangible interaction and E3 is not big enough to contain that massive hunger anymore.

    Gaming culture is changing my friend. You can’t just measure gamer interest on YouTube views anymore because real life and virtual stats are completely different measuring sticks.

    • Jon Shaw

      See I think I understand you are the actual fanboy. You keep bringing Sony up but in your own statements you summerizes my point in the article. But because you have this hatred towards Nintendo you just let your blinders stay on. And once again where did I even mention YT videos?

  • Note5

    Those YT videos you talk about tells a lot about what kind of fans Nintendo has compared to other fandoms.

    Nintendo is cutting costs.
    Every move we see about Nintendo screams low budget.
    Little investment for more revenue.

    That is a sign of Nintendo’s financial troubles.

    • Jon Shaw

      If that’s how you feel that’s fine but I didn’t ask what you thought about Nintendo or what you thought about the switch. It’s funny how you call me a fanboy but you bring up things that have nothing to do with what this article is about. Now if I would have put Sony in the title then it would be OK right?

  • Note5

    On the other side of reality, this Dualshockers video proves that your points are moot.

    YT and Google search videos are not the be-all end-all of popularity.

    • Jon Shaw

      Never said it was. But let’s be real everyone was writing and covering all those rumor stories all the fake news and controller prototypes. Didn’t matter if you bashed Nintendo or praised it was the talk of the town for this past year and half if not more. Then at the event people bumrushed Nintendo’s booth bypassing other booths the first day of Pax look that up.

    • Brad Lawrence

      Doesn’t your picture prove the point that E3 is not as important as people believe? That’s a lot of people NOT at an E3 presentation.

      • Jon Shaw

        You would think they saw that and would gather that same conclusion but seems they didn’t.

      • Jon Shaw

        That was just the Zelda line. I didn’t even show the other line that wrapped around other companies booths.

      • Note5

        No this proves the point that E3 is not big enough to accommodate the huge volume of PS4 games and PS4 fans.
        Thus proving that live convention events like E3 are important and very relevant to gamers and game makers.
        Next….

        • Jon Shaw

          Those people you see at PSX are regular people like you. Those people you see at E3 are press, or now big YT or twitch streamers. It’s not the same. You already made my point but you keep trying to dance around it.

  • xam5000hehe

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

    Oh this article cracks me up. I needed a good laugh.

  • Note5

    To give you the benefit of the doubt, with your logic PlayStation doesn’t need E3 and PSX anymore to promote themselves. LOL!
    You Nintendo fans crack me up. I mean what happened to you guys?
    These PS4 videos hover at the 10 to 15 million views yet PlayStation still hold live events like E3, PSX and TGS.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ_GCPaKywg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R2uvJqWeVg

    • Jon Shaw

      Yet again this has nothing to do with what I was talking about. Also all those games you mentioned are no where near completion or playable to the public yet. You don’t even know when they are coming out. But yes If Sony decided to skip out on E3 and focus on the gaming public and not press then yea it would receive the same type of fan fair. But like I said you guys would rather sit at home and watch trailers to games you are months to years from ever playing. I would rather get to see those games first hand instead of listing to other sites. Or sit and argue with someone who is trying to garner your best interest because like you said click bait title click bait pic. It did its job because I wrote a whole article that I linked in this article that explains it more in detail but none of you saw that but as soon as I did this well looky looky.

  • Note5

    This very picture contradicts your click bait article.
    You still went to a live event.

    https://i1.wp.com/fulleffectgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/IMG_20170204_084309.jpg?resize=300%2C200

    • Jon Shaw

      Last time I checked E3 was not open to the public. Nor did I say live events didn’t have their place. You and everyone else assume what I mean instead of actually reading. I said E3 is not needed if you understand what I was saying you would have got that. There are several other events that are actually available to everyone to attend. Yes PSX is one of those type of events for Sony but they still don’t launch their consoles or products their. Think about if you the gamer got to attend the launch of the PS5 at PSX. Wouldn’t that be a better experience than watching E3 at home?

      • Note5

        The internet is readily accessible cheap way of getting information obviously but it’s not the true measure of public interest on a physical product.
        Its only a part of it.
        People have to actually go out there in the real world to test the quality, feel the features and decide buying a physical product.

  • Brad Lawrence

    The article is not that long, just read it. If you are looking to be triggered by something, you will see it in everything, even when it isn’t there. Good article. Great points, as usual

  • MS K H

    I get where you are coming from and tbh never thought about it from this point of view.I respect your thoughts/view JSHAW.

    • Jon Shaw

      Thanks MS K respect you as well. I know you as a gamer like to play games instead of watching. I feel E3 is not needed or it needs to change. Even Tokyo games show has couple Days open to the public.

      • MS K H

        you are so welcome fam….yeah playing these games are where the “true experience comes from”.

  • Zack Normandin
    • Jon Shaw

      Yeah and it’s also open to the public. Something I said would have to change going forward for E3 to remain relevant. Hit the link in the article I go into more detail in other article.

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