Nintendo has announced that they will not be attending PAX East this year in Boston. This will mark the first time Nintendo has not attended a PAX East event since it’s inception in 2010.

In an interview with Polygon, a spokesperson for Nintendo said, “Interacting directly with our fans and letting them play our games firsthand is a key component of our approach.” The spokesperson went on to say, “That doesn’t include PAX East this year, but we will offer our fans a variety of opportunities to get their hands on Nintendo products in 2014. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information about where we’ll be and what you can play”

It seems Nintendo won’t be the only big company skipping out on PAX East next month. Sony has also announced that they will not be attending the event. This leaves only Microsoft from the big three to attend. In addition, Sega has also said that they will not be at PAX East, though they have stated they will be at PAX Prime.

For those that remember, Nintendo had a reduced presence at E3 last year. Instead of their traditional big conference event, they held smaller briefings and interviews.

PAX East will be in Boston, Massachusetts from April 11-13.

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