Nintendo announced it wouldn’t be holding a press conference at this year’s E3, instead, opting to offer a Wii U Software Showcase to those in attendance as well as live-streaming an E3-focused Nintendo Direct. Many gamers speculated this was due to the company not doing so well due to the ongoing issues Nintendo is having selling its Wii U, but Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime addressed concerns through a video published on Facebook.
In the video, Fils-Aime says Nintendo’s decision to not hold a major press conference at this year’s E3 will be “better” for everyone as the company will use alternative means, such as social networking, to share all of its E3 details. Fils-Aime admits “change can make people nervous,” but he assures Nintendo is “always looking for new ways to surprise and delight.” We’re sure Nintendo’s decision to not host a press conference at E3 surprised many, but we’re not entirely sure about the “delight” part.
Fils-Aime ends the nearly 3-minute video by giving a schedule of when Nintendo will be making its E3 announcements, which will kick off at 7 a.m. PT with a Nintendo Direct video on the company’s YouTube channel. As you’d expect, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Nintendo’s announcement and will report what they share right here next week.