It has been confirmed that none other than Nintendo will be back at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this year for the first time since 1994. The news is actually a bit surprising, as Nintendo has shunned CES and instead focused on shows such as E3.
While there is no word what Nintendo might be showing off at CES this year, it does seem likely that the decision to come back to CES could be driven by the introduction of the 3DS, which is a good fit for the electronics and gadgets at CES. It is unknown if Nintendo might actually have something else up its sleeve that it is planning to showcase, but the safe money is a bet on the 3DS.
Nintendo has been absent from CES for sixteen years, and last time they were at CES they were there to talk “Project Reality,” which later became what we now know as the Nintendo 64 (which was developed in conjunction with Silicon Graphics). We are not expecting anything so grand to be announced by Nintendo this time around, but you never know.