Nintendo has announced that they won’t be participating at E3 this year.
They have released an official statement detailing the reasons for it. A new presentation style will be done by them for the event, and first thing they won’t do is a large-scale presentation targeted at everyone in the international audience.
They are going to host smaller events for the U.S market which will be focused on their software lineup. There will be one closed event for distributors, and an event for the media which will be a hands-on experience event.
Satoru Iwata has said that he is not planning to speak at these events at E3 this year just like he did last year. They are also investigating ways to deliver information about their games directly to their home audience during E3. More information will be shared later, Iwata said.
Personally, I would hate to see Microsoft and Sony do the same, because a large-scale E3 event is something that many gamers are looking forward to.