Nintendo's entry into the mobile phone gaming arena was pretty huge news, and some fans suspected that the company would show off something at E3 2015 related to it. However, that didn't come to pass - and Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime has been explaining to IGN exactly why that was the case.
Simply put, Fils-Aime believes that the E3 crowd wouldn't have responded kindly to smartphone games leaking into the Digital Event presentation:
E3 is a console gaming show. And I say that despite all of the mobile entrants that are here. I say that despite mobile content that a number of publishers show. Like many folks, I watch a lot of the conferences. And you can hear the groan when a particular company talks about mobile in their presentation. That's not what the media and the attending consumer at the show really want to hear about. And so that's why we're focusing on console gaming here. We're focusing on our Wii U business and on our 3DS business. There's going to be lots of opportunities to talk about mobile, NX, and our IP expansion. We just don't feel that it's the proper venue to do that at the show.
Given that Nintendo spent a sizeable portion of its Digital Event talking about how Yarn Yoshi amiibos are made, we feel there might have been a little scope to talk about other projects - but perhaps you feel that Reggie is correct here? Is E3 the wrong place to talk about smartphone games? Let us know with a comment.