You know I get why some of you would be content with Nintendo's e3 showing this year. Especially if you didn't go into it with crazy expectations like some of us. Mostly it's just about knowing what the Wii U is bringing to the table, right? And we do, it's lineup is pretty impressive and the controller has lots of potential, we know this because we're gamers who scour the internet for news on that sort of shovel.
but not everyone is like that. That's where Nintendo failed, man. Look at e3 06. Yeah, e3 was a whole different ballgame back then but Nintendo knew how the fark to present their new device. They knew how to create buzz and hype and excite both the gamer audience and the non-gamer audience... and investors too. Do any of you really feel like they even remotely accomplished that with their Wii U unveiling like they did with the Wii? They kind of just presented the bare minimum, you know, some OS features, scant 3rd party titles, a single anticipated 'core' offering for U, and a bunch of guaranteed 'make our investors and our pockets happy' games. Like Mario. And, uh, Mario. And Paper Mario. They even made sure to mention how this console was gonna be a new disruption to the industry just like the Wii, but if it weren't for Microsoft pimping Smart Glass this year I wouldn't have even been convinced.
Well, the good thing is that Nintendo is pretty self-aware these days so if it wasn't already their plan to do this (and I'm pretty sure it was), I expect they're just gonna host their own show or a Nintendo Direct conference before the console launches that showcases the non-launch window titles (like Retro's title that allegedly wasn't ready for a full unveiling and had to be pulled from the conference lineup, for example).
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