E3 continues to grow logging 69,200 Attendees in second public year
Having actually been at E3 this year, I can say with out a doubt, its still the biggest event of the gaming year. This year just under 70,000 people turned up the LosAngeles Convention Center, to see the latest and greatest from all of the big names in gaming. From Bethesda to Xbox no one has more content than E3. This year was the most jam packed E3 ever, there were more games, more things for fans to do, and of course more exciting reveals.
More than 69,200 people attended E3 2018, the year’s most influential and anticipated event for video games. Millions more around the world watched the week’s events online. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry and owns and produces E3, also revealed that next year’s E3 will take place June 11-13, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. On E3’s final day, ESA announced Brigham Young University (BYU) took top honors as the winner of E3 College Game Competition.
E3 2018 featured more than 200 exhibitors, including 85 companies that were exhibiting at the event for the first time, showing 3,250 products and giving a behind-the-scenes look at the most anticipated games and announcements of the week at E3 Coliseum. Photo and video from the three days of the show are available on Multivu, PictureGroup, and YouTube.
Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA said of the 2018 show”
“E3 2018 was an enormous success, amplified by the thousands of gamers in attendance and millions more around the world who watched online. E3 2018 reinforced the cultural prominence of video games for a global audience. Congratulations to our innovative exhibitors, members, and partners and to the millions of gamers who celebrated a spectacular E3 with us.”
E3 welcomed 15,000 gamers to the show floor and offered them the chance to connect with the biggest names in video games and special guests from the world of entertainment at E3 Coliseum, including Westworld series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Elijah Wood, Amy Hennig, Darren Aronofsky, Jack Black, Hideo Kojima, and Camilla Luddington. Fans watching E3 Coliseum online also participated by submitting questions for panelists via Facebook.com/E3Expo.
Joining BYU in its top position, UQAT, the winner of ESA Canada’s E3 College Game Competition, and Lienzo, winner of ESA’s Mexican game competition, Videojuegos MX, also exhibited on the E3 show floor. The U.S. and Canadian college competitions recognize the best in college and university game design, giving an opportunity to show student-made video games alongside companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, and more.
No where else in gaming is there more games, more game celebrities, more announcements and more gamers than at E3. Hopefully I’ll be seeing you there next year, E3 2019 is already scheduled for June 11-13, 2019