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Don't Expect Announcements From Nintendo at CES 2011

Posted by Trevor Chan

What exactly is the purpose of attending, then?

First, there was the exciting news that Nintendo would be attending the Consumer Electronics Show for the first time in 16 years. Then, there was the disappointing mix-up that mistakenly listed Nintendo as an exhibitor with a public display. Now, hopes of announcements ― even behind closed doors ― have also been dashed as Nintendo officially confirms its participation at the Las Vegas event.

Speaking to, Charlie Scibetta, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Nintendo of America has confirmed that the company will be attending as an exhibitor. However, the situation is that:

Nintendo of America has booked meeting room space at the 2011 CES but... will not be making any announcements about current or upcoming products during the show...

Having only booked meeting room space with no reservation on the show floor, and with the launch of the 3DS only months away, Nintendo doesn't have much time left to spread the word and let gamers try out the system for themselves. Not only is the general public waiting for release details for the handheld, but news of hands-on opportunities like the recently announced Nintendo World 2011 event would be nice too, don't you think?


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User Comments (31)



WiiLovePeace said:

Well it's clearly to allow Nintendo to spy on their enemies Just going there to use meeting rooms for meetings? Yeah right! Haha



Chunky_Droid said:

Well they're just showing off the 3DS tech to devs, and possibly film companies then.

It's not all bad news



NintyMan said:

They're likely showing it to the insider people in the industry like developers and business types. It's not like Nintendo's doing nothing over there.



GamesX99 said:

Why is Nintendo all secretive in Japan? The rest of the world dosent bite...Much



Bankai said:

As others has said, the point is to show off Nintendos technology to other businesses. It's a good development, that Nintendo is looking to engage in the broader business community. It needs to.



TKOWL said:

Most likely to flaunt the 3DS...
And seeing if Sony is copying them.



MasterGraveheart said:

Let the Thunder-Stealing Hype Machine for Nintendo begin! Sony, Microsoft, you're officially our ******* come CES. =P



Token_Girl said:

I think Chunky's gotten it right. I'd bet Vegas' proximity to LA (in comparison to Japan or even Seattle) is attractive for them to show to movie companies, especially, to try and work out their film distribution service and get people on board. I would be willing to bet you'd hear movie studios leaking info if a deal was at least mostly finalized.



SilverBaretta said:

It's all part of a business that will undoubtedly net them one billion....bajillion...quarillion....fradillion.......yen.

Series-spanning jokes aside, Chunky probably has it right, there will definitely be industry leaders there, and a chance to show them their new tech, as well as attract business partners, is a fine move on Nintendo's part.



LztheQuack said:

Well if they're meeting with other businesses...then they'll have more to announce later. What is the difference between making the announcement in Vegas and making it elsewhere?



Ron_DelVillano said:

I believe this to be an exclusive Nintendo party for Nintendo employees only. All others will be turned away at the door. They will be playing classic party games such as Pin the Tale on the Sony exec. and they will have a piñata shaped like an Xbox. Drinks and laughs will be shared by all as Miyamoto arrives inside of a giant 25th anniversary cake. He will burst out, then the real party will begin!



Slapshot said:

@TBD... goodness girl, I almost choked on my Turkey I'm eating when I read that one. Oh, the horrible mental picture that flashed in my mind.



Capt_N said:

I feel that N obviously doesn't want to remind the world of the 3DS @ this moment in time. It's their(N's) last Christmas sailing on the good ship DS/DSi families. It wouldn't be wise to make news of the 3DS, especially since everyone knows it's coming in the next few months. Christmas season @ the current time, obviously, & they know they can still make sales on hardware soon to be ousted by it's coming-soon baby brother(the 3DS in the DS family).

Ppl are still purchasing the Ds/DsI, as cheap Christmas gifts.



gatygun said:


its better for them to keep the 3ds on a low profile as much as possible with media at this date. once christmas is gone you will see tons of information probably

christmas = there big business for nintendo

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