Nintendo’s Direct Stole the Show at E3 2021

E3 2021 finished up on Tuesday after 4 days of announcements from the likes of Microsoft, Square Enix, Bandai Namco, and Nintendo.

Nintendo’s Direct presentation stole the show at E3 with more than 3.1 million viewers watching live at its peak. The 40-minute presentation was packed with announcements including teaser footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.

However, this isn’t a recap post. We’re here to talk about Nintendo “winning” the first-ever fully virtual E3 event.

Stream stats for E3 2021
Credit: Stream Hatchet on Twitter

Stream Hatchet, a leading gaming and esports live streaming analytics company shared a tweet with the conferences that received the highest peak viewership during E3. Nintendo dominates this chart with 800,000 more peak viewers than Xbox, which had 2nd place.

However, Xbox also had a fantastic run with Phil Spencer, head of gaming at Xbox sharing in Tweet that this was their most viewed E3 ever.

Fans were expecting something to be announced about the highly rumoured Nintendo Switch Pro, however, got nothing. With the Nintendo Switch heading into its fifth year, we’d expect some kind of announcement in the near future.

What did you think about Nintendo’s Direct presentation? Are you excited about any upcoming releases in particular? Let me know in the comments.

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