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News Nintendo Live 2024 Sydney announced for August 31st & September 1st

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Nintendo are clearly serious about making Nintendo Live a series of annual international events; in just the past year we've seen the event expand from Japan to the United States, South Korea, Hong Kong and now Australia. Glad they haven't been deterred by the threats the cancelled Tokyo event recieved.
 
I think it nice and essentially becomes a Nintendo-con so to speak. They do a lot at these events & probably can do more if they really wanted too.
 
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Wonder what it means for Nintendo at Pax Aus? Hopefully they still have a presence there too.. its nice to fill out the calendar with more events.
 
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I better hope that Charles Martinet will be here, because last time Nintendo Live 2024 Tokyo supposed to feature him and it was cancelled.
 
Knowing the Sydney Ninetndo fans, the Street pass + salmon run + fortress after party would be fun.
 
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And Queensland gets nothing as usual YAAYYY

Mind you, on the 1% chance that anything Switch 2 would even be slightly featured by then, I'd fly there haha.
 
Nintendo Live Seattle was just a bunch of demos for existing games and some Splatoon/Mario Kart/Smash Bros tournaments, right? Probably more of the same here?

At least for now I feel 80% confident that by next year's Nintendo Live (🤞Toronto🤞) the Switch 2 will be out in the wild on retail shelves and in homes; they won't save the console's grand reveal for a single static location. Back in 2017 Nintendo had global events across North America, Europe and Japan showcasing the console, in fact I was even able to go to one and I lost my very first round of ARMS to some stranger after waking up at 4am to drive downtown and hope I could get in line for a morning slot to experience the console.
 
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Switch 2 going to be revealed in Australia. The new system gimmick is that all the games will be upside down.
And all for the low low price of

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And all for the low low price of

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With PS5 already being $800 AUD, we are assuredly seeing a $900 Dollar-adoo console this year.


Switch 2 going to be revealed in Australia. The new system gimmick is that all the games will be upside down.

Real talk tho this is the least compelling time to be doing a Switch focused event for me. I’d have been all over something like this for the first five or so years.

I’ll attend for swag and merch, but I really hope we’re past this Switch successor holding pattern by then. At least then they can start to market it at events like this.

Edit: Worst case it does set a precedent that I have something in person to look forward to in 2025 (at least I hope it’s not a once off).
 
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I can actually attend this but I feel like no one in my friend group would really want to go given the average demographic at these things is probably teenagers at the oldest lol.
 
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Details for the event have been revealed now. It seems the live event with Charles Martinet that was planned for the Tokyo Nintendo Live will be happening here.


I imagine that you can play the announcements of the next direct in this event.
 
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Soooooooo, Nintendo Live London 2025 right?
Looking forward to the eventual Nintendo Live London, then.
I expect it to be in Frankfurt, just because Nintendo seem to like to do those events close to their offices (Kyoto, Seattle). Even their European Tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Mariokart 8 Deluxe were in a small city close to Frankfurt.
 
YOOOOOO!

I genuinely wasn't expecting to see a Nintendo Live event in my city, sign me up!
...so, after my initial excitement, I thought about it more rationally, and now I'm steeling myself to prepare for the inevitable disappointment when I'm not selected to receive a ticket. Of course, you miss 100% of the shots that you don't take, but that doesn't mean it would be good for me to really get my hopes up.
 
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I expect it to be in Frankfurt, just because Nintendo seem to like to do those events close to their offices (Kyoto, Seattle). Even their European Tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Mariokart 8 Deluxe were in a small city close to Frankfurt.
For some reason Nintendo does nothing in Europe, no stores, no events. Their focus seems entirely on Japan and the US. Maybe they see Europe as Playstation dominated?
 
For some reason Nintendo does nothing in Europe, no stores, no events. Their focus seems entirely on Japan and the US. Maybe they see Europe as Playstation dominated?
I think the issue with Europe is that it is overall more complicated to do centralised marketing approaches. Yes some of Europe kinda has a single market with the Trade Union, but it is still many countries with different languages and a public who is less willing to travel a greater distance to just visit an event, store or a theme park.

Though they did seem to have reduced on the Event part the last few years, but it could also be because Nintendo is reworking their strategy with Live Events in general.

I think they specifically decided against a presence at Gamescom because it is a big event also interesting to international audiences where people expect companies to show new stuff. It could send wrong Signals, if they have not much new things to show. Otherwise they are surprisingly at quite many regional conventions here in Europe, more so than XBOX and Playstation.

If they are doing Nintendo Live even in Australia, I‘m very certain that they are considering such an Event somewhere in Europe too.
 
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So what is there to expect here, really?

I'm not a huge gamer nerd person so I wouldn't do tournaments or stuff, so idk if it'd be worth my while going? I'd just walk around, look, and go home? What do these in Japan usually consist of?
 
With tickets for PAX West going on sale this week, my guess that Nintendo won't be repeating Nintendo Live Seattle again this year at PAX West (which happens to be the same weekend as this Nintendo Live 2024 Sydney event) seems to be correct. Last year's event was announced in mid-April. Bummer. I hope they'll still be an exhibitor, but perhaps 2024 will be a gap year for them before they push Switch 2 next year.

So what is there to expect here, really?

I'm not a huge gamer nerd person so I wouldn't do tournaments or stuff, so idk if it'd be worth my while going? I'd just walk around, look, and go home? What do these in Japan usually consist of?
I'm not a tournament player either. Looking at what last year's Seattle event entailed (which I didn't get a ticket for, sadly), what interested me was the various statues/sculptures from past E3s on display, the live music performances, and the demo of Super Mario Bros. Wonder. If any of those things interest you, it could be worth trying to attend the Sydney event. I'm unsure if the E3 decorations would be shipped to Australia, since I figure they were already sitting at NoA headquarters nearby. Also, of course, swap out Super Mario Bros. Wonder with whatever might be one of their big holiday titles this year.
 
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So what is there to expect here, really?

I'm not a huge gamer nerd person so I wouldn't do tournaments or stuff, so idk if it'd be worth my while going? I'd just walk around, look, and go home? What do these in Japan usually consist of?
Nintendo Live has always been an event to play Nintendo games. There are tournaments you can watch or participate, but the main draw really is just look around and have fun playing games and hang out with all the props they displayed.
 
Nintendo Live has always been an event to play Nintendo games. There are tournaments you can watch or participate, but the main draw really is just look around and have fun playing games and hang out with all the props they displayed.

I just did some more looking into it and saw you don't buy tickets, you enter the draw to win them. I guess I'll start with that once it opens and then go from there, if I don't get any then there's no point contemplating anyway, haha. Plus my partner is decent at smash so maybe they'd want to enter some tournaments, guess I'll just wait for the draw to open and go from there. Thanks for the responses guys!
 
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Nintendo Live has always been an event to play Nintendo games. There are tournaments you can watch or participate, but the main draw really is just look around and have fun playing games and hang out with all the props they displayed.
I was thinking of going since it's in my city, but, Meh. 0 interest in that stuff.
 
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Is someone able to help out an idiot like me

So I want to register for tickets for me and my partner, but there's only individual and family

If I try to do family I have to add a Nintendo account to the group (he doesn't have any Nintendo console so doesn't have one)

What do people recommend to work around this? idk what to do s t r e s s

Ticket registration is now opened till the end of the month.

I've entered the draw for both saturday and sunday tickets.
how did you enter both days?>
 
Just advised I wasn’t selected. I wonder my partner and I being in our late 30’s was a factor 🤷‍♂️
Ah I'm sorry - I just got my ticket (but as a single, I suspect there were a lot more couple/families than singles) - they do say if people cancel (which they inevitably will), they will free up slots for other people.
 
Sorry to those who didn't get selected. But since I did get selected, when I take my trip there, I'll do it in your honour.
 
I've decided that I should do something special on the big day. And now the first piece of the puzzle has arrived!
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