The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has revealed that this year’s E3 attendance figures jumped to 52,200 people from 109 countries. However, it’s worth noting that E3 2015 was also open to members of the public by invite.
There were 1,600 products on display from 300 exhibitors, and there were record numbers of E3-related posts on social media. Millions of people watched the event on Twitch, more than one million E3-related videos were posted on YouTube, there were 6.3 million E3 posts on Twitter, and 7.5 million likes on E3 posts on Instagram. ESA CEO Michael D. Gallagher said:
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. As a driving force for technological and entertainment trends across the globe, the video game industry clearly demonstrated how it is revolutionizing 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.
Dates for E3 2016 are already set, with the event running from June 14-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
You can find all of our E3 2015 coverage here, which includes news, previews, features, and more.