Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox will all miss this year’s E3, according to a report from IGN yesterday. In a statement to members that IGN was able to get from the Entertainment Software Association, that report has now been addressed. The letter supports ReedPOP, with whom the ESA has collaborated on this year’s exhibition, even though it does not explicitly state that the three businesses won’t be there. The ESA’s message mentions the challenges of resurrecting the exhibition after so much time off. E3 2023 will be the first live E3 event since 2019.

E3 organizers responded to PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo

The statement reads, “E3 has a rich history within our industry. We are always heartened to feel the passion for the show and hear what it means to different people. Reviving a tradeshow after a three-year hiatus and a global pandemic was always going to have its challenges. Which is why we conducted an extensive search to identify the best partner to produce E3. In selecting ReedPOP as our partner, we have been able to tap into their rich history of hosting popular industry events, like PAX, and broader consumer shows, like Comic Con.”. This is what they said about PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo not being at E3.

Nintendo and Microsoft both declined to participate in the event, according to IGN, for various reasons. In the case of Nintendo, it appears that this was due to the company’s upcoming more relaxed release schedule for the second half of the year. Since Microsoft will be doing its own physical display the week before E3, the corporation is reportedly skipping E3. The publication gave no explanation for PlayStation’s absence. Although the business declined to attend E3 2019. Also, they had already decided to forgo E3 2020 before the conference was postponed. There are still a few sizable companies that could make E3 a good event despite these notable absences. Let’s hope the ESA and ReedPOP can make the event fun for the entire industry. Besides E3 organizer’s respond to absence of PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo, we have more articles available: