Nintendo’s Absence at Gamescom 2024: What It Means for Gamers

Aneesh K.
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As the dates of Gamescom 2024 come near the fans are eagerly waiting for a huge announcement from their favorite publishers and platforms, But this time Nintendo will not be there to make some for their players. In this article, we will cover the reasons why Nintendo refused to take part in Gamescom 2024.

Reason behind Nintendo’s Absence at Gamescom 2024?

Fusajiro Yamauchi founded Nintendo in 1889. Initially, they were a playing card company. But over the decades Nintendo transformed several industries including playing cards then shifted to a toy company and finally a video games company.

They produced iconic characters like Mario, Link, and Samus. Their consoles—be it the NES, Game Boy, or the Switch—have a special place in the gaming world.

Nintendo is a giant in the gaming industry, and the Gamescom is a must-attend event for every gamer and game publisher but this time Nintendo will not be participating in the Gamescom 2024. 

Nintendo shared an official statement confirming that they will not be present at Gamescom.

This information was provided by the German publication Games Wirtschaft which quotes a Nintendo representative.

“Gamescom is a central event in Nintendo’s events calendar. However, this year, after careful consideration, we have decided not to go to Cologne. Instead, Nintendo Switch games can be experienced by players at other events in Germany .” Said in statement

What is Gamescom?

Nintendo’s absence at gamescom 2024
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Gamescom is the largest trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelmesse in Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany.

It is also the world’s largest gaming event estimated at 3,70,000 visitors and above 1000 exhibitors from 56 different countries around the globe.

The 2024 edition of Gamescom will start from 21st August to 25th, in the Cologne City of Germany.

However, Nintendo didn’t make any official comment on this as of now. Therefore it is hard to say anything about what could be the reason behind skipping this event.

According to the sources, Nintendo will launch Switch’s successor at the end of this year or the first quarter of the next year.


  • Why is Nintendo absent from Gamescom 2024?

  • Nintendo decided to skip Gamescom 2024 to focus on other events and prioritize their marketing strategy.

  • Will Nintendo have a digital presence at Gamescom 2024?

  • No, Nintendo opted out of participating digitally or physically in Gamescom 2024.

  • Are there any upcoming Nintendo events to look forward to?

  • Nintendo fans can anticipate future Nintendo Directs and potential standalone events.

  • Will Nintendo showcase games through other platforms?

  • Nintendo may use its platforms like Nintendo Directs to reveal upcoming games.

  • When can we expect Nintendo’s next major gaming event?

  • Keep an eye out for announcements from Nintendo about their next major gaming event.

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