Nintendo Direct To Return Before End Of Year, Change Next Year

by Donald Theriault - October 28, 2015, 6:55 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Wall Street Journal

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We have a timeframe for the return of the Nintendo Direct.

In a note from Nintendo's recent financial results release, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that in addition to an update on their mobile plans tomorrow, the Nintendo Direct will return in the next couple of months.

Whether this is the fiscal or calendar is not known, but the success of Directs in 2015 may press Nintendo to get something out sooner rather than later.

UPDATE: A further update from the Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki indicates that the year's Direct may be the last under the current format, with a "new format" coming next year.

Talkback

michaelbaysuperfan616October 28, 2015

I never saw any of the old Nintendo Directs so I am not sure if this affects me. I think they were a lousy way to get information out there to the large audience in the first place.

nhainesOctober 30, 2015

You think a video full of information released on YouTube was a lousy way to get information out there to a large audience in the first place?

How would you suggest they do so?

ejamerOctober 30, 2015

Quote from: nhaines

You think a video full of information released on YouTube was a lousy way to get information out there to a large audience in the first place?

How would you suggest they do so?

I'm not negative on the Nintendo Direct format, the argument that these presentations are essentially Nintendo "preaching to the choir" instead of finding a way to draw interest from a broader audience holds at least some water.  Finding the best way to provide detailed info and involve a broad audience isn't easy though.

SorenOctober 30, 2015

I'm pretty sure they can buy a 30 minute time slot on G4. G4's still a thing, right? Right.

Actually, G4 died last year.

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