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Nintendo President comments on the lack of E3 Presentation and says, “the Nintendo Direct format is very effective.”

Written by Ankit Gaba

Nintendo usually did an E3 Presentation showcasing their upcoming games and some other games coming to Nintendo Switch. Still, this year’s E3 was canceled due to COVID-19 issues, so Nintendo is sticking to the Nintendo Direct Format for showcasing their upcoming titles. We can expect a Nintendo Direct this month according to rumors Pokekalos, who correctly predicted the March 2020 Nintendo Direct event, said that there would be a Nintendo Direct in July.

Nintendo has had a fantastic year in terms of sales. Animal Crossing has already sold 20 million (estimated) units, and Paper Mario is releasing later this month, which will increase their profit too.

In a Share Holders meeting, Furukawa (The President of Nintendo) was suggested, “There are no Nintendo Direct announcements usually held together with E3 because this event has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. Also, I am concerned as an investor that at present, there are a few software titles with set release date I was relieved to hear Director Takahashi say that software titles planned for release this fiscal year currently have not been affected. Still, I’d like to see some titles announced via a Nintendo Direct soon. Also, as times have changed, I feel it might be a good idea to review the whole process of making announcements using Nintendo Direct.”

 

Furukawa responded with

“In the annual shareholder’s meetings, we have routinely shown a video of E3, which was usually held just before the meeting. But this year, none of the significant industry events are being held because of COVID-19, not only E3, and Nintendo also has no plans for any such occurrences. We intend to use other methods flexibly to deliver the latest information on our products, so please stay tuned. We have continuously released reports, including the announcement of a new fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch and the decision by The Pokémon Company of new Pokémon-related titles.

We think the Nintendo Direct format is handy for us to directly and convey information about games to consumers. On the other hand, as the times change, the most effective ways of sending information can also vary, so I think we should always be looking for the best ways of communicating.”

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So basically, Nintendo doesn’t have any plans for E3-Like presentations at the moment, and they are sticking with the Nintendo Direct Format for now to announce things.

Nintendo Switch also recently surpassed 20 million sales in the United States.

According to a recent report from VGChartz, Nintendo Switch has surpassed 20 million units in the United States; it took Nintendo Switch 40 months to sell 20 million units, PS4 sold 20 million units in the United States by 48 months after release, and Xbox One sold 20 million units in The United States 51 months after it’s launch.

 

The best selling Nintendo Switch games are:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 24.77 million
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 18.84 million
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 17.41 million
  4. Super Mario Odyssey – 17.41 million
  5. Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield – 17.37 million
  6. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! – 11.97 million
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 11.77 million (first 11 days) / 13.41 million (first six weeks)
  8. Splatoon 2 – 10.13 million
  9. Super Mario Party – 10.10 million
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 6.60 million

Nintendo Switch sales will increase even more with the launch of Paper Mario Origami King check out the official trailer for Paper Mario here.

Paper Mario is set to release on 17th June. Join Mario, Olivia, and their companions on a comedy-filled adventure as you try to stop the origami menace.

Paper Mario: The Origami King is now available for pre-order at select retailers at a suggested retail price of $59.99 and available for pre-purchase in Nintendo eShop and on Nintendo.com.

Animal Crossing boosted the Nintendo Switch sales a lot world wide. Animal Crossing is currently breaking records in terms of sales; it remained at the top of UK sales charts for many weeks. according to a report by Nintendo Life, Animal Crossing has been downloaded digitally 10 Million+ times that boosts the total sales to 20 million

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