The E3 has been a staple in the video game industry for many years, bringing joy and excitement to gamers worldwide. However, with the absence of major players like PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox, and the cancellation of last year’s event, many are skeptical about its future. Even industry veteran Reggie Fils-Aimé, the former president of Nintendo of America, has expressed disappointment in the upcoming E3.

A Harsh Critique from an Industry Icon

Reggie Fils-Aimé is no stranger to the E3, having been a key player in many of its events. However, in a recent tweet, he made a comparison between the emptiness of the Wii U community and the current state of the E3, stating that “the emptiness of this version is more reflective of the new reality.” The tweet was in response to several users who had shared that his Mii character announced “the E3 community is alive,” a comment that was commonly heard during the event in previous years.

Is the E3 Dying?

It’s no secret that the E3 has lost some of its luster in recent years, but it still remains a significant event in the industry. It has been the platform for some of the most iconic game announcements in history, and it’s important to respect its legacy. However, with the absence of major players, it’s clear that the E3 is facing challenges that it must overcome if it wishes to continue to be relevant in the years to come.