Sources: Nintendo and PlayStation will not attend E3 2023 | CVG

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Nintendo [3,362 articles]” href=””>Nintendo and PlayStation [6,843 articles]” href=””>PlayStation will not be present at this year’s revamped E3 show, according to a report from IGN and VGC sources.

E3 2023 will officially take place from Tuesday, June 13 to Friday, June 16, according to organizer ReedPop, which took over running the industry’s flagship event from the Entertainment Software Association. [90 articles]” href=””>Entertainment Software Association.

According to VGC editorial sources with knowledge of Nintendo’s plans, the company decided to skip E3 2023, the event’s first physical show in four years, because it feels it has fewer major releases than usual ready to show and would warrant a significant event space.

Nintendo has traditionally been one of the biggest supporters of E3 and was on the show floor at the last physical event in 2019, when PlayStation and Xbox [6,335 articles]” href=””>Xbox no.

Sony Interactive Entertainment [2,796 articles]” href=””>Sony Interactive Entertainment’s absence this year is less surprising since it completely skipped the last E3 show in 2019 and announced that it did not plan to attend the Neither was the 2020 event, before it was canceled due to the pandemic.

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Meanwhile, Xbox Game Studios (Microsoft) [2,425 articles]” href=””>Microsoft will have some kind of presence in Los Angeles this year with a summer showcase already announced. However, according to IGN, the Xbox firm will not have presence on the show floor in the Los Angeles Convention Center itself.

However, VGC’s own sources claimed that discussions were ongoing with Microsoft and that it could still have a media and commercial presence similar to Gamescom last year. [195 articles]” href=””>Gamescom, if not a traditional booth.

Microsoft traditionally holds its E3 live event away from the LACC, and in 2019 it didn’t have its booth there either, instead opting for the neighboring Microsoft theater instead. So unlike Sony and Nintendo, there should still be plenty of Xbox news about the event.

Microsoft’s plans are understood to be complicated by the context of recent significant job cuts across the company, plus cuts to its marketing budgets that would traditionally cover shows like E3.

Losing all three platform holders would deal a blow to the revamped E3, but sources suggested there should still be a significant presence from major gaming companies at the event.

New E3 organizer ReedPop told VGC that it had received “a tremendous amount of interest” from many of the “biggest companies in the industry” and was confident the lineup would be worth the trip.

“Since ReedPop took over the contract to run E3 six months ago, we have worked diligently with ESA members, using their feedback to create a new type of E3 that supports their goals and needs,” a spokesperson said.

“This process takes time and we are working to balance doing it right and being inclusive with doing it quickly. E3 is a deeply significant event for the video game industry, and ReedPop does not take lightly being entrusted with an important cultural touchstone.

“We continue to work tirelessly to create a show that unites the global gaming industry. We believe we have created a new format for the event that meets the needs of both the industry and its fans, and we are committed to building and growing it for years to come.

“We have received tremendous interest from many of the largest companies in the industry, and when we are ready to announce the exhibitors, we are confident that it will be a lineup that will make the trip to Los Angeles worthwhile for the industry. and consumers alike.

When the games industry’s other flagship expo, Gamescom, returned from its pandemic hiatus last August, more than 500 companies attended, including 2K Games. [383 articles]” href=””>2K, Bandai Namco Entertainment [669 articles]” href=””>Bandai Namco, Sega [583 articles]” href=””>Sega, Ubisoft [837 articles]” href=””>Ubisoft, Warner Games and Plaion.

VGC has requested feedback from Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox, and will update this article based on their response.

Details of the revamped format of E3 2023, which will see separate business and consumer events spread over four days in June, were revealed late last year.

Sources: Nintendo and PlayStation will not attend E3 2023

Under the revamped format, the first two days of E3 2023 (June 13 and 14) will be reserved exclusively for business. The third day (June 15) will welcome both business and consumer visitors, while the last day (June 16) will be dedicated to consumers.

In addition to hosting high profile events in the US and Europe, ReedPop owns the Gamer Network, which runs websites such as Eurogamer,, VG247 and Rock Paper Shotgun, and is VGC’s network partner.

Days before the renewed E3 returns, Summer Game Fest [92 articles]” href=””>Summer Game Fest, the digital showcase run by journalist Geoff Keighley [153 articles]” href=””>Geoff Keighley will perform a live show at the YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California.