Can I go with friends or family?
Groups can apply together, although they will need to be part of the same Nintendo Account family group.
Children 6 or under don't require a ticket as long as their parent or guardian has one. Ages 7 and above will need their own ticket as part of a Nintendo Account family group.
Can I get a ticket on the day?
"Walk-up tickets on the days of the event will not be available." So, nope.
Can I get into Nintendo Live 2023 if I'm a PAX West 2023 Badge Holder?
No. However, registering separately via the PAX West website will give PAX-goers a chance to win tickets. Here is precisely what Nintendo itself has to say on the subject:
PAX West badge holders who are interested in attending Nintendo Live 2023 can opt in to a separate promotion on the official PAX West website for a chance to win event tickets. Please note that a PAX West badge alone does not guarantee entry.
Can I go to Nintendo Live 2023 if I live in another country?
Nintendo says in its FAQs that only US residents with a US Nintendo Account may register. So no, not really.
Will any of the events be streamed online?
Possibly! Given that there will be live stage performances and tournaments taking place, we imagine some of the events will be available to watch online, much like the concerts from Nintendo Live 2022. It might not be uploaded day and date, but you should probably expect something a little later down the line.
Here's a peek at the live concert from Nintendo Live 2022 in Japan:
Can we expect a Nintendo Direct at the same time?
September typically brings a Nintendo Direct, but if we were to put bets on it, we'd wager Nintendo probably won't want a Direct presentation to clash with its Nintendo Live event. The latter doesn't seem like it will be focused on upcoming games, but will rather foster the ol' engagement with the Nintendo community in fun ways. We'd expect a Direct later in the month.
This is all speculation, but looking back to 2021, the September Direct came on 23rd September. In 2022, it was 13th September. You know it makes sense.
Will there be new games announced at Nintendo Live 2023?
Here's what Nintendo says regarding new product announcements:
No such announcements are planned. Nintendo Live 2023 is first and foremost an in-person celebration of Nintendo fun for all members of the family.
Nintendo will save that stuff for a Direct, although it's not impossible that there will be playable demos of freshly announced games.
Is this why Nintendo chose not to attend E3?
Unlikely. As we've mentioned, Nintendo has been focusing on its Direct presentations to showcase its upcoming games, but regardless of that, Nintendo Live doesn't seem like the kind of event to expect big announcements from.
Is Nintendo Live the new Space World?
Pah! No, probably not. It's about as close an alternative as we're ever likely to get, mind.
For those unaware, Space World was a trade show that Nintendo hosted from 1989 to 2001 (though it was called Shoshinkai until 1997). The most famous Space World event probably came in its final year, during which the GameCube and Super Mario Sunshine were showcased, along with the first proper glimpse at The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Nintendo Live 2023 is more likely to focus on the Nintendo community itself and we don't expect to see any major announcements at the event itself. Still, stranger things have happened...
How many times did you type 'Nintendo Life' instead of 'Nintendo Live' above?
Too many. 'Nintendo Love' snuck in there, too.
Do let us know in the comments if you've got any specific questions regarding Nintendo Live 2023 you'd like us to address. In the meantime, will you be looking to attend? Share your thoughts.