Nintendo will not be holding a press conference at this year's E3.
According to a Financial Results Briefing today, it was stated that the company will instead hold smaller events. The company is not planning on announcing new hardware at this year's event and will instead focus on software. Nintendo plans to "talk in detail mainly about the Wii U titles that we are going to launch this year" and plan on coming up with a "new presentation style for E3."
"First, we decided not to host a large-scale presentation targeted at everyone in the international audience where we announce new information as we did in the past." the briefing states. "Instead, at the E3 show this year, we are planning to host a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software lineup for the U.S. market. There will be one closed event for American distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media."
The briefing also states that with the Nintendo Direct, it has become a new way to reach their audience.
"At previous financial briefing sessions we announced information about our products, showed videos and even uploaded the recording of these events onto our website, but given that we now have an established method such as Nintendo Direct, we feel that we will be able to deliver our messages more appropriately and effectively by doing so individually based on the various needs of different groups of people."