Nintendo President Iwata Will Not Attend E3 2015

Remember the days when the TriForce of Iwata, Miyamoto, and the Regginator attended E3 together? Even those not attending the event enjoyed the antics of this trio, and yet once again that won’t be happening in 2015. Nintendo has confirmed to IGN that its president will be remaining in Japan this year during the event.

This is the second year that Iwata has missed E3, with last year’s health issues causing the reason for missed attendance. This year however, it’s purely a business decision:

“Nintendo’s focus for E3 this year will be showcasing the many games we have coming for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Mr. Miyamoto and other members of our development team will be in Los Angeles to explain these games and the unique experiences that each offers. Mr. Iwata’s focus in this period will be on other areas of our business that require his presence in Japan.”

While it’s too bad we won’t get to see any fun photo ops of the Nintendo bigwigs enjoying the con together, it’s certainly understandable why Iwata would choose to focus elsewhere if the others on his team can handle the E3 commitments.


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