The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that 69,200 people attended E3 2018.
This year’s show featured more than 200 exhibitors showing off their latest products at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles. Gaming giants including Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Bethesda, Activision, and Ubisoft all had a significant presence at the show. And for the second year running, 15,000 members of the paying public were also in attendance.
However, E3 is much more than a three-day trade show. There were three days of press conferences in the run up to the main event, and another packed lineup of developer panels and talk at the E3 Coliseum. There were also plenty of unofficial, ancillary events, such as EA Play, Devolver Digital’s parking lot residence, and The Mix indie games event.
Satisfied with a job well done, ESA president and CEO, Michael D. Gallagher, said in a press statement:
“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.”
The ESA has also confirmed that next year’s event will once again return to Los Angeles, and will be held from June 11-13, 2019.