Confirmed – Nintendo to fully skip gamescom 2012

Thursday, 12th April 2012 15:29 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Nintendo will fully skip this year’s gamescom in Cologne, the publisher has confirmed to VG247

Confirmation follows a German-based report from (via Nintendo Universe) this afternoon.

It’ll instead focus on sampling events around Germany with Wii, 3DS and Wii U ahead of the latter’s release later this year.

“Whilst Gamescom is a fantastic show, we have taken the decision not to attend this year’s event,” said Nintendo in a statement.

“We are planning a number of sampling events throughout Germany in which our fans will have the opportunity to play upcoming Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U titles.

“Further details will be announced soon.”

Nintendo Germany has always attended the show in some form with a booth and local media appointments, with Nintendo UK skipping the show.

Gamescom takes place between August 15-18.



  1. SplatteredHouse

    Bad form. >.<

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    So they have nothing to announce at E3 then in terms of games?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Razor

    E3 or bust, then.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. xino

    very surprising to me!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Great idea in the year you’re releasing a console….

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Anders

    Surprised that they decide to skip out this year. Also, Gamescom is an opportunity for European games press who aren’t able to attend E3 to play and write about their games. They really can’t replace that with a bunch of local mini events.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Lightmanone

    You have GOTTA be kidding me Ninty!! I live in the netherlands and come all the way mostly to see your things. Bad decision.. and that, like #5 said: in the year your releasing a new console. WTF?! Great idea! >.<

    #7 3 years ago

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