To the disdain of many, for the first time, Nintendo have decided not to attend PAX East this year.
While Nintendo have been notorious for skipping over huge events such as E3 itself, in favour of their own Nintendo Direct, they have never been absent from PAX East. Even though it’s not a gaming showcase convention, their presence has always been absolute.
Nintendo of America released a statement regarding their decision.
“Interacting directly with our fans and letting them play our games firsthand is a key component of our approach. That doesn’t include PAX East this year, but we will offer our fans a variety of opportunities to get their hands on Nintendo products in 2014. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information about where we’ll be and what you can play.”