The massive tech convention held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada each January will play host to a wide variety of products and vendors. Most of those products and vendors will be featured at their own booths. Which leads me to my line of dialogue with our own Sean Aune upon hearing the news of Nintendo’s presence. Here’s Sean:
“They’re not going to have a booth … so how the heck do I find it?!?”
Relax, Sean, man! Nintendo will not have a booth at this year’s CES. They’ll likely be reserving one of the private rooms around the convention hall and off of the show floor. As reported by 1UP, Nintendo confirmed their presence at the show, but indicated that they wouldn’t be showing anything new. Here’s the Big N:
“Nintendo of America, working with the 2012 International CES management, will offer demos of the upcoming Wii U console to members of the media who did not see the system at the 2011 E3 Expo…
…However, Nintendo will not have a booth at CES, nor does it plan to include any games, experiences or information beyond what was available at the 2011 E3 Expo. Production and development efforts remain on track for the Wii U launch, which will take place between the start of the 2012 E3 Expo in June, and the end of 2012.”
As much of a bummer as it may be for those attending CES, Nintendo will likely be better off restricting their video game unveils to video game shows. CES is a much, much more diverse platform for products and companies, Nintendo’s Wii U wouldn’t stick out there quite as much as it does during a GDC or E3.
If anything new comes from the show concerning the Wii U, we’ll be on it.