Nintendo will not be holding a major event at E3, an annual electronic exhibition in the US in June, and will instead deliver separate shows aimed at investors, fans and media.
Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s CEO, said: "In the past we invited reporters, investors and analysts, industry partners, such as software publishers, and distributors, who attended E3 to our large-scale presentations. We have been paying special attention to the fact that different people demand different types of information from us.
"Our main activity at E3 will be to announce our new software and have people experience it. We will use E3 as an ideal opportunity to talk in detail mainly about the Wii U titles that we are going to launch this year, and we also plan to make it possible for visitors to try the games immediately.
"As a brand new challenge, we are working to establish a new presentation style for E3. We are planning to host a few smaller events that are specifically focused on our software line-up for the US market. There will be one closed event for distributors, and we will hold another closed hands-on experience event, for mainly the Western gaming media."