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ESA issues statement on reports of Nintendo, Microsoft & Sony skipping E3 2023

E3 2023 official logo June 2023

You may recall that, earlier this week, IGN reported that their sources have informed them that Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo will all be skipping E3 2023. At the time of the report, only ReedPop had responded, but it didn’t really do much to help ease people’s concerns.

Well, the ESA has now responded to the report as well, issuing a statement of their own earlier tonight. However, if you weren’t satisfied with ReedPop’s statement, then the ESA’s won’t fare any better. Nevertheless, you can see their statement in full down below.

“As you have likely seen, IGN published an article last night about E3. While we are not able to comment on the specific claims in the article, we wanted to share our commitment to moving forward with E3.”

“E3 has a rich history within our industry, and 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 (in consultation with the ESA member companies) 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.”

“They have made strong progress in reshaping the event and have received tremendous support from industry companies of all sizes who are not only thinking about E3 2023, but how E3 fits into marketing plans for 2024 and beyond.”

“It’s important to note that even as the show evolves and adapts, it will not impact the core of ESA’s work for its member companies. Our priority remains advocating for your policy interests on the state and federal level.”

“We will share news and developments regarding E3 as they are available. If you have questions in the meantime, feel free to reach out to me. Thank you for your ongoing support.”


3 thoughts on “ESA issues statement on reports of Nintendo, Microsoft & Sony skipping E3 2023”

    1. Probably we would say ‘avoiding the question’ or ‘non answer’ haha. But yes, their ‘non yes’ probably is a ‘no’.

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