Nintendo Direct is the keep in touch series of events, by which the Japanese company presents its news and vision for upcoming Nintendo products every two or so months.
Some of the expected info from Nintendo in the latest event, has to do with the news from the new season of Wii U and 3DS. This news will come ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), where Nintendo has been a participant since 1995.
E3 has been the stage of announcements for several Nintendo products such as consoles. In 2013 Nintendo chose to not present a press conference and instead of giving info to live audience, streamed news about it’s products , in pre-recorded videos.
Nintendo’s last presentations at E3 included Super Smash Brothers and The Legend of Zelda for Wii.
On May 31’st Nintendo Direct will be presented for a Japanese audience with info concern to product releases in their region. It will be presented by Satoru Iwata the President and CEO of Nintendo CO. he joined the Nintendo Corporation in 2000 and after Hiroshi Yamauchi’s retirement became CEO in 2002.
Nintendo has scheduled a Digital Event at E3 on June 16.
Wii U news is expected, especially since sales were not going as well as predicted. The Original Wii, had great success, as a family entertainment unit, friendly towards children and adults alike, with easy controls, and learnable configuration and menu.
However, the Wii U has as user-friendly and Touchpad use did not help, people newly introduced to gaming had trouble grasping the system and different role-assignment.
The Wii U uses a touchpad, which in the era of tablets might not seem the best idea for a Wii control on Nintendo’s part. The Portable Nintendo 3DS has its own problems from competitors, the new look and slicker design still cannot be comparable to the advances of multipurpose apps of tablets. While Nintendo handles production of 3DS games, competing tablets have multiple game producers and many open source apps and games always available.
Regardless of Nintendo’s completion issues, Nintendo Direct events still have a large audience and continue to be useful as a method of raising product awareness and placing info in the hands of the public.
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