Devolver Digital will finally win E3 if Nintendo and Bamco don't blow them out of the water.
Proof that trade shows are becoming a relic in favor of what Sony is doing.
Too bad it doesn't mean the end of the ESA(Who runs E3 and made gaming a stock game though bullshit neoliberal self-regulation via lobbying and fake self-policibg garbage that doesn't work...airtight regulations by qualified government officials who know what they're talking about do.).
Trade associations are a group effort. Businesses must collectively agree on terms and practices in order for the association to operate, and every major company in the gaming industry is part of the ESA, including Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Warner Bros., Capcom, Square-Ennix, Sega, and Bandai Namco.
Companies also depend on trade associations to ensure they have a foot in a region's market. Cooperation amongst all members is vital to ensure a place in that market. This is why it's clear Nintendo - and Sony for that matter - isn't giving up E3, or their membership in the ESA. They leave, and their spot in the market could be in jeopardy.
It's kind of like The Commission on Presidential Debates, only more fun.