Wait, put the cork back in the champagne, Nintendo isn't making its triumphant return to CES after all. The Consumer Electronics Association has just blasted out a new press release, presumably with a face red with embarrassment, to correct its erroneous note that Nintendo will be an exhibitor at the 2011 tech showcase. As it turns out, Satoru Iwata's crew have booked some meeting rooms during the show -- to discuss what, we don't know -- which somewhere along the line was misinterpreted to mean that the company will be exhibiting its wares. It won't. We'll be there anyway, this just means we'll have to be a little craftier about extracting our information.

[Thanks, Curtis]
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CEA Issues Statement Regarding Nintendo at the 2011 International CES

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In regard to its press release dated November 22, 2010, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) issued the following statement:

"CEA erroneously included Nintendo of America (Nintendo) on a list of companies exhibiting on the show floor at the 2011 International CES. Nintendo has contracted for meeting room space at the 2011 CES, but will not be exhibiting on the show floor. CEA regrets the error."

For news about the 2011 International CES, please visit www.cesweb.org.

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.

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Nintendo won't be exhibiting at CES 2011 after all, will conduct meetings behind closed doors