Reggie Fils-Aime has shared this anecdote at E3 2013:
I was emailing back and forth with Mr. Iwata a couple of weeks ago and he asked me why one reporter in the U.S. was saying that Nintendo ‘wouldn’t even be at E3’ this year. I told him I gave up a long time ago trying to figure out why people report what they do.
But there’s not a lot to “figure out”. This happens for three reasons:
- Laziness. Can’t be bothered to get the facts right.
- Bitterness. Doesn’t want to get the facts right.
- Greed. Misleading to make a story more dramatic, and therefore more profitable.
And for the times I’ve been guilty of any of these (for that has surely been the case), I apologise. But the “wouldn’t even be at E3″ story was particularly bizarre. I did notice a lot of people assuming that Nintendo wouldn’t have any presence at the show. Bit of an odd detail to get wrong.