Xbox, Sony, and Nintendo Allegedly Skipping E3 2023

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After a few lackluster years from E3, many fans thought that 2023 will be different for the much-anticipated event. However, a recent report from a major publication suggests that won’t be the case.

The report reveals that three major companies, Sony, Xbox, and Nintendo, are skipping E3 2023. This is surely a big blow to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

Skipping E3

Sony not showing up at E3 isn’t exactly a surprise as the PlayStation owner has been skipping E3 since 2019. The publisher prefers to host its own showcases or events. The major ones are called PlayStation Showcase, whereas smaller ones are called State of Play.

On the other hand, Microsoft and Nintendo have been attending E3 for a very long time. Even though both companies host their own showcases, they still have something to show at the summer event.

Regardless of the reason, the omission of Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation at E3 2023 is a major blow to E3 and its fans. Fans of these companies will have to look elsewhere for their gaming news and updates.

E3 fans shouldn’t lose all hope though, as this likely won’t kill the event. The gaming industry is very diverse and there are still several major companies attending the showcase. The only issue is the biggest three won’t be there. As the industry continues to evolve, it remains to be seen what role events like E3 will play in the future. Fans will have to wait and see how the industry adapts to this significant shift.

PS: None of this matters if Rockstar decides to reveal GTA VI there but its attendance might be wishful thinking.

About E3 2023

E3 2023 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13 to June 16. This year’s format is quite different from previous events. The first few days will be reserved for industry analysts and games journalists, whereas later ones will be for consumers. ESA also won’t be organizing the event as that responsibility is shifted to ReedPop.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about E3 2023? Do you think the event will survive without the three giants? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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