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52,200 attend E3 2015, dates for 2016 announced

E3 2015 pulls in big numbers.

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E3 2015 pulls in big numbers.

ESA has revealed that more than 52,200 video game professionals, analysts, journalists, and enthusiasts attended last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

E3 2015 saw more than 600 products on display from 300 exhibitors, large and small.

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“More than any other E3, this year was about the gamer. E3 demonstrated both the remarkable transformation of entertainment taking place on all video game platforms—virtual reality, augmented reality, hardware, mobile and handheld—and awesome games,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA.

“As a driving force for technological and entertainment trends across the globe, the video game industry clearly demonstrated how it is revolutionising the way people consume, engage and interact with media. Congratulations to our incredibly creative exhibitors, members, partners and the millions of video game consumers who celebrated a spectacular E3 event.”

E3 2015 also broke records for social media numbers with 6.3m Twitter posts, 7.5m Instagram likes and 1m videos posted to YouTube.

Meanwhile, Twitch, E3’s streaming partner, reported that more than half a million concurrent viewers watched the E3 press conferences.

It will come as no surprise to hear that E3 will be returning in 2016, again at the Los Angeles Convention Center, between June 14-16.

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