It its latest call with investors, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata stated that this year’s E3 will be reserved for Wii U and 3DS titles only.
While there is a lot of hype around their latest “new concept”, the NX, as well as non-3DS mobile titles that are due out as early as this year, Iwata has made sure that Nintendo is laser-focused on their existing products, stating that the company does not plan to talk about the NX until 2016.
“Presently, we cannot talk about the time period when it will go on sale or what it’s like. Because we are calling it a ‘new concept’, we are not thinking of this as a ‘simple replacement’ for the 3DS or the Wii U.
Iwata has stated that Nintendo recognizes E3 as an event dedicated to video games, and so it will be focusing on them, though it doesn’t plan to show its new mobile offerings either. And it doesn’t look like DeNA will be there to hock any of its Nintendo-branded wares, either.
We can likely call this E3 the last one to include only this generation of hardware and software, as next year will usher in the NX platform concept and a whole bunch of new mobile experiences.
Nintendo recently began making money again, so it’ll be good to see them focus on their existing platforms at E3 this year before branching off into new territories too quickly.