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Rumor: Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation to Skip E3 2023

Rumor: Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation to Skip E3 2023 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2023 / 2,720 Views

E3 2023 is retuning this year and will run from June 13 to 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This is the first time since E3 2019 the show will be held in person.

It looks like Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation will all be skipping E3 2022, according to multiple sources who spoke with IGN.

Nintendo holds its a Nintendo Direct digital event during the time of E3 and usually has its own booth on the show floor. PlayStation dropped out of E3 in 2019.

Microsoft Gaming CEO last week in an interview with IGN stated they will run their usual yearly showcase around the same time as E3 and the importance of E3.

"Well, we pick our time for our showcase specifically so that we're there," said Spencer. "E3 is just, to me, one of the seminal moments of gaming. I love the history of going down to LA, thousands of people there, getting to see great new things...getting to see people in the industry, the fan events that we've had. I definitely want that to continue.

"Xbox is on the board of the ESA, and I think a successful and healthy ESA is critical to what we're trying to go do. So we place our showcase, like we always have done, at a time where hopefully it's convenient for press and even consumers that are going to the E3 event, and that's what we're trying to do now. We will continue to work with ESA in terms of their plans. As I said, we're on the board, and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to help make the E3 successful."

Spencer didn't confirm if Xbox would have a booth on the show floor at E3 2023 or not.

As always this should be treated with a grain of salt and as a rumor.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Bandorr (on 30 January 2023)

Inevitable. E3 brings nothing to the table.

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mjk45 Bandorr (on 30 January 2023)

Yes it isn't the event it once was, the trade side of E3 is now handled far in advance and major stock transactions are done during shows held by the various publishers where they and the stock buyers meet to see product and do business and they are held in the first quarter of the year, with most Xmas and holiday stock locked in around the end of February, with the media/public side being now pretty much handled and done year round by events like Nintendo Direct /Sony Experience.

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Norion (on 30 January 2023)

If this is true then R.I.P. E3.

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Ka-pi96 (on 31 January 2023)

WTF? What's even the point without the big 3 there?

All the 3rd party shows are usually mediocre at best, with the best 3rd party games typically being announced during one of the console maker shows anyway.

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Kakadu18 (on 30 January 2023)

I really couldn't care less. E3 is pointless. Just give me a Direct and I'm fine.

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Giggity_goo (on 30 January 2023)

since Keanu Reeves went on stage E3 wanted it to be more about the celebs but you can see that anywhere everyone only wants to see games.. but it seems like they are copying nintendo with the directs i think thats a better option

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Kanemaru (on 30 January 2023)

E3 didn't survive covid. So sad. Would have happened sooner or later maybe but that was quite a big celebration that deserved to keep going.

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SanAndreasX Kanemaru (on 31 January 2023)

E3 was dying well before COVID. The first sign of the rot was the "E3 Business and Media Summit." COVID just hammered the nails into the coffin.

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CaptainExplosion (on 30 January 2023)

E3 really is dying of this is true. -_-

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 31 January 2023)

E3 was r.i.p. ever since Sony left,

This is the final nail in the coffin!

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DonFerrari (on 31 January 2023)

For me that isn't new anymore.

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javi741 (on 31 January 2023)

Yea E3 is done for, and has been dying for quite some time now. There's not much of a point anymore for companies to show up for E3 at this point. Live presentations are far more expensive, time-consuming, and the results are less precise than pre-recorded presentations, there's little purpose for these companies to show up when pre-recorded direct-like presentations garner the same results.

It's pretty crazy to think about that back in 2013 when Nintendo announced they wouldn't do a live presentation for e3 and would just live stream a Nintendo direct, so many fans were outraged and disappointed thinking that a live presentation is the best way to host e3, but looking back Nintendo had the foresight of where presentations were headed in the future and soon people began to realize how Direct-like presentations were good and even better than live presentation cause the pace was faster, less screw-ups, less cringy moments, and way less filler, and eventually, other companies followed suit after seeing how successful Nintendo directs became.

This is definitely the final nail in the coffin for E3 if this report is true, without the big 3 there's very little reason to attend or watch e3 at all. Very few people care about what the 3rd parties have to
show for e3 and its also very well possible they back out from e3 entirely as well.

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DonFerrari javi741 (on 31 January 2023)

I do like E3 format, but I'm a conservative person, still I can certainly agree with you that it isn't necessary anymore and Nintendo and others have been getting the result they want with cheaper formats.

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znake (on 31 January 2023)

Nintendo being lazy and stingy :/

They should invest in promotion and be in touch with their user atleast once a year

Hope next console underperform , it is what they deserve

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Kakadu18 znake (on 31 January 2023)


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Leynos znake (on 31 January 2023)

Had an account since August and not posted on the forums? Not only a troll but an alt. lol

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Kakadu18 Leynos (on 31 January 2023)

Wdym? He has 57 forum posts. The first one is literally the day the account was created. The weird part is that this user has always been doing nothing but raving about Nintendo and now suddenly this weird crap.

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Pemalite Kakadu18 (on 31 January 2023)

No point speculating.

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znake Kakadu18 (on 31 January 2023)

Lmao , im Nintendo Stan , but I don’t applaud every decision they make

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Kakadu18 znake (on 01 February 2023)

You seem to think that they are required to take part in E3 to "be in touch with their users". They make several Directs every year without E3 and don't actually need E3 for that in any form.
Nothing about this is lazy or stingy. And singling out Nintendo here makes your comment even dumber.
And then hoping that their next console underperforms and saying they deserve it because they didn't take part in E3 2023 is singlehandedly the most brainless and selfish statement I've read this decade.

You call yourself a Nintendo "stan" (cringe) but you also want the company to die (yea that would happen if their next console underperforms) because of the supposed absense of a Direct this summer.

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