Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo won’t attend E3!

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo won’t attend E3!

1. February 2023 by Andrew Williams

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short, will take place this year in June in Los Angeles. It is one of the biggest trade shows for video games and the gaming industry in general. However, it has now been revealed that some big-name companies will not be attending the event this year.

Several reports announced that both Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft will not be present at E3 this year. This has shocked many fans, after all, these companies were a big part of the show.

Fewer and fewer exhibitors at E3

E3 has been running out of exhibitors for some time now. Nintendo was the first to pull out even ten years ago, not long ago Bethesda and Microsoft did the same and instead made their own shows alongside E3. Sony has also stopped attending E3 a few years ago. Microsoft won’t be at the official E3, but they still want to profit from all the important gaming people being present and journalists reporting about it. So they will have their own party for XBOX during E3. At the Moment noone knows what Sony and Nintendo have in store for us, if anything, but Geoff Keighley, a big Games Journalist will host his Summer Games Fest at the same time. E3 has changed quite a bit over the years and now has a fresher concept.

ReedPop, who took over as Event specialist last year said: “We’ve spent years listening and studying feedback from the global gaming community. E3 2023 will be recognizably epic – a return to the old form that honors what has always worked, while we reshape what  hasn’t and set a new benchmark for video game shows in 2023 and beyond.

Is E3 even worth it anymore?

It’s questionable how epic the event will be without all the big exhibitors, though; ReedPop kept mum on the subject, saying only, “As we’ve spent much of 2022 refining the design of E3 2023, taking into account the feedback we’ve gathered, we haven’t sent a single contract to an exhibitor until earlier this month. We’ve received a tremendous amount of interest and verbal commitments from many of the industry’s biggest companies, and when we’re ready to announce exhibitors, we’re confident the trip to Los Angeles will be worth it for the industry and consumers alike.” E3 will run from June 13-16 and will have more than 200 exhibitors on site.