According to an IGN report, Nintendo will not be attending E3 2023, instead joining Xbox and Sony. The ESA has issued a statement, which you may see below.
Nintendo's E3 2023 absence is reportedly due to a small release schedule in the second half of the year, according to VGC and corroborated by IGN. Xbox still intends to host a physical event at the Los Angeles Convention Centre the weekend before the show.
Nintendo is expected to have a small release program for the second half of the year, but it might still hold a summer Nintendo Direct at the same time as E3, as it has done for years. After 23 years of consecutive performances, Sony hasn't attended E3 since 2018.
The Environmental Agency (ESA) has responded to the report. Here's an excerpt:
“E3 has a rich history within our industry, and we’re always enthralled to hear the story of the show and how it relates to different people. We did a thorough research (in consultation with the ESA member companies) to find the ideal partner to produce E3. We’ve benefited from ReedPOP’s rich history of hosting popular industry events, like PAX, and broad consumer events, like Comic Con.”
While we wait to see how Nintendo's E3 2023 absence plays out, check out our guide to the best Switch multiplayer games for something to play in the meantime.