2017 has already been a big year for Nintendo with the launch of Nintendo Switch and the incredibly well-received The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but there’s apparently a lot more where that came from. E3 is always the most exciting time of the year for video games as all the big publishers come out to announce what they have in the works, and Nintendo is teasing that they have big things in store.
This was revealed by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, who recently did an interview discussing E3 2017. He said that “E3 is always a big time for Nintendo. We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story. And we’re gonna have a big E3 this year. We’re going to be showcasing a variety of games. We will have experiences for… consumers will be able to attend the show for the very first time. So I’m not gonna tell you all of the various games and all of our little secrets for E3, but I can tell you that E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us to showcase not only Nintendo Switch, but also content coming to Nintendo 3DS.”
He also goes on to talk a little about the reception to the Nintendo Switch since its launch earlier this month, revealing that it has been a very positive response far. “Every day we’re setting new records – from a US perspective – meaning today I can look back and see how I compare to the launch of the Wii, or the Nintendo DS, or the Nintendo 3DS, and I’m setting sales records every day with the Nintendo Switch,” says Fils-Aime. “The reaction has been fantastic. Consumers want it.”
The early sales for the Switch have definitely been strong and are a good sign for Nintendo righting the wrongs of the Wii U, though it remains to be seen whether or not they can maintain that throughout the year. The company will likely use the E3 period to make some big announcements to keep the positive momentum for the console going strong, with some release dates for previously-announced games and hopefully new games entirely on the way. E3 2017 starts on June 13th and ends on June 15th, so we still have a few months before Nintendo gets to reveal what they have in store.