Nintendo is going to have a “big E3 this year,” says Reggie, with new content for Switch and 3DS

By Shabana Arif, Monday, 27 March 2017 09:41 GMT

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime talks E3 2017, and the launch of the Switch.


In a recent interview with Fox News, Reggie Fils-Aime teased fans with talk of Nintendo’s big plans for E3 2017.

“E3 is always a big time for Nintendo. We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story. And we’re gonna have a big E3 this year.

“We’re going to be showcasing a variety of games. We will have experiences for… consumers will be able to attend the show for the very first time. So I’m not gonna tell you all of the various games and all of our little secrets for E3, but I can tell you that E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us to showcase not only Nintendo Switch, but also content coming to Nintendo 3DS.”

Talking about the Switch, Reggie said that the reaction to the console has been “remarkable.”

“Every day we’re setting new records – from a US perspective – meaning today I can look back and see how I compare to the launch of the Wii, or the Nintendo DS, or the Nintendo 3DS, and I’m setting sales records every day with the Nintendo Switch.

“The reaction has been fantastic. Consumers want it.”

He’s not wrong there. Nintendo has had to double production of the console to keep up with demand, and they’re on target to shift their anticipated 2 million units by the end of March.

Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse format has taken the place of on-stage presentations, and now that the show is open to the public, it sounds like they’ll be making the most of that to get people some hands-on time with their new titles.

What are your E3 predictions for Nintendo this year? Let us know in the comments.

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