Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has shared that the company has “big” plans for E3 2017, with the event presenting “a major opportunity” to showcase games in the works for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS.
“The reaction to Nintendo Switch has been remarkable,” Fils-Aimé shared with Fox News. “Every day we are setting new records from a US perspective, meaning today I can look back and see how I compare to the launch of the Wii, Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS, and I am setting sales records every day with the Nintendo Switch.
“The reaction has been fantastic. Consumers want it. I have been with industry peers, they’re excited with what we’re doing in helping to drive the industry.
“Obviously the games, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – right now, the fourth highest-rated game in the history of video games. We’ve turned the industry on its ear, and to do that, and to be part of a company that has a reputation for doing that on a regular basis, has been tremendous.”
He added: “E3 is always a big time for Nintendo. We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story, and we’re going to have a big E3 this year.
“We’re going to be showcasing a variety of games. We will have experiences for… consumers will be able to attend the show for the very first time, so I’m not going to tell you all of the various games and all of our little secrets for E3. But I can tell you that E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us to showcase not only Nintendo Switch but also content coming for the Nintendo 3DS.”
E3 2017 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th June 2017.