Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Sure Disappointed Lots Of Folks

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Sure Disappointed Lots of Folks

It's not just in the English-speaking part of the internet that felt letdown. The Japanese-speaking part wasn't exactly blown away either.

This year, Nintendo held a Digital Event for E3. There was news (like here, here, and here), and while some fans were happy, many were not. No wonder Kotaku named it one of the day's losers.

Just check out the dislikes on YouTube (above). As of writing, the clip has 5888 likes and 6824 dislikes.

Nico Nico, the popular Japanese video platform, polled its viewers after streaming the Digital Event. (This image says 74,000 viewers, but the figures on Nico Nico are 84,462 viewers).

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Sure Disappointed Lots of Folks

Via Yaraon, here's the result of that poll:

  • 52.4 per cent said it was not good

  • 17.6 per cent said it wasn't so good

  • 13.6 per cent said it was ok

  • 6.5 per cent said it was somewhat good

  • 9.9 per cent said it was very good

Typically, Nintendo Directs score pretty good on Nico Nico polls, often getting mostly "Very Good", "Somewhat Good" and "OK" for replies.

I'm guessing because of this poll, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata sent out a tweet in Japanese, stating, "Thank you for staying up and watching. We are earnestly taking into account the various opinions regarding this year's Digital Event, and we will work hard to meet everyone's expectations in the future."

I see that more as we'll-do-our-best kind corporate speak tweet and a way for Iwata to say Nintendo will try to manage expectations better. That's about all we can really expect from a Japanese game exec.

Since Nintendo is not talking about it's new hardware until 2016, this is kind of an off year for Nintendo. Bad polls or not, next E3 is bound to be different.

Better, hopefully.


Comments

    Is it just me or is that Reggie puppet creepy as fuck

      It's creepy, almost horror movie material

        I agree, yet I can't help imagining a sleazy rom-com about Reggie-puppet hitting on real life women.

      Thats not a puppet. Thats Reggie.

      Reggie always looked creepy

    Why have puppets of the execs? My kids are into Nintnedo and they have no clue who Reggie is. Seems a bit self absorbed.

      Reggie is the face of Nintendo. How could he not be when his first words as the new honcho at Nintendo America was.....

      "Im Reggie, Im about kickin ass, Im about takin names, and we're about makin games"

      So Nintendo....right.......right?

      These announcements were not for the kids. The people that watch these streams are the hardcore fans who know who these people are.

      If you go back and look at the covers and all the marketing for StarFox/ StarWing, the Star Fox Crew where all puppets.

      I was a little confused but very charmed while watching their intro. But as soon as I saw Shiggy's nose change I knew exactly what they're doing.

      Because it was something different, like what they did last year with Robot Chicken. Whilst overall it wasnt as awesome as the years before, I still give them credit for trying to do something other than seeing execs standing up front

    The puppets were awesome.

    As said elsewhere, too many of their E3 titles were already previously announced.

    Star Fox, while something I'm certainly keen for, does show signs of a rushed development.

    They really needed one new big Wii U action title to make all the difference.

    And here's hoping this E3 doesn't signify the start of a software drought leading up till the NX.

    next E3 is bound to be different.
    As said elsewhere, too many of their E3 titles were already previously announced.

    People need to drop the expectation that Nintendo are going to fold back into the traditional E3 programme. Multiple Nintendo Direct events over a year more than make up for not leaving their eggs in one basket.

      And those developer segments where they were just talking about their games were way better than any game reveal, definitely better than some nervous dude walking out on stage not knowing what to do with his hands.

    I don't know if you're being ironic by saying that just because YOUR kids don't know who Reggie is, that a puppet version of himself is self absorbed.

    I don't know if you're being ironic by saying that just because YOUR kids don't know who Reggie is, that a puppet version of himself is self absorbed

    2011 we get the amazing Zelda tech demo for the Wii U.

    2015 we get absolutely nothing about the game.

    4 years working on the game and nothing to show? I know they stated prior to E3 that they would not show Zelda, but many hoped for something regardless. It'll be delayed for the NX surely, otherwise it would have been shown, right?

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