As this year’s E3 came to a close Thursday, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announces today 48,200 videogame industry professionals the world over attended the expo. Comparing last year’s results, this is a 2,500 increase.
According to the ESA’s press release, this year’s E3 generated $40 million in revenue, with 230 exhibitors showing the latest in computer and videogame hardware and software.
“This year’s E3 showcased the best that our industry has to offer and channeled the immerse energy, drive and enthusiasm for videogames onto a global stage,” says ESA CEO and president Michael D. Gallagher. “Thanks to our members and exhibitors’ boundless capacity for innovation, billions of consumers of the future of our industry through this outstanding landscape of creativity, technology and content.”
And speaking of the future of the industry, highpoints from this year’s E3 included Sony’s unveiling of their PlayStation 4 console and Microsoft’s continued Xbox One promotion through their press conference. Both companies showcased a lineup for both next-generation and current consoles. Nintendo also made their presence known, through an E3-themed Nintendo Direct.