E3 2013 attendance hits 48,200

Entertainment Software Association reveals attendance figure for this year's show, says hotel spending brought in $40 million for Los Angeles.

48,200 industry professionals, analysts, journalists, and retailers from 102 countries attended E3 2013, event owner and organizer the Entertainment Software Association has announced.

This is up from 45,700 for E3 2012.

The show resulted in an approximated 28,000 hotel room nights, generating about $40,000,000 for the host city of Los Angeles.

E3 2014 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 10-12, 2014.

E3 will remain in Los Angeles through at least 2015. The annual gaming gala has been held in Los Angeles for 16 of its 18 years of existence. Other host cities have included Santa Monica, California (2007), and Atlanta, Georgia (1997).

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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37 comments
GaMa__GaMer
GaMa__GaMer

What do people mean by it being private?? Only invited persons can go in or there selling tickets??

isv666
isv666

When I was a teenager I always wanted to go to E3.  Then I got old enough and never saved up enough... then it went private.  Maybe one day I'll get to go.  One of those things I could add to my bucket list. 

bmart970
bmart970

I hope to be one of those attendees some day.

abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

They should have E3 in detroit after the first day all the stuff would probably be stolen

lilj2626
lilj2626

y is E3 PRIVATE Always figga it was Public da consumer got da Final say so y X us Out it makes No sense???

lilj2626
lilj2626

i sho wish Motown cud git dat or da CES show west coast crap gitn all dat $$ how bout yaws go diff places instead just givn ya $$ 2 LA N Vegas

yahoo1979
yahoo1979

why care? It's not even open to public. I like TGS better. 

soulless4now
soulless4now

Cool. LA needs that money. Maybe they can start fixing the damn potholes around the city. 

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

Imagine how much more of a benefit it'd be to the city and how much money everyone would get if it lasted a whole week with the first 4 days being as is and Fri-Sun being open to the public.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Oh, so in 2017 they will host E3 in another new town if my (wildly unbased) predictions are correct, since they did so in 1997 and 2007. Nice to see that it was more popular this year than last year, although last year perhaps isn't a good comparison, because it was the last E3 with the old (by that time, really old) consoles. Rumours about the next-gen consoles where flying through the air as publishers unveiled their new games for old hardware.

Sampawende
Sampawende

Numbers numbers, careful about numbers, they can say everything and nothing at the same time.

This e3 was special due to new gen announcements and it's barely covering the past e3s.

Plus, there's a reason why e3 went from a public event to a "private" one.


Mugzippit
Mugzippit

Did Sony or MS get any money back from E3? I'd hate to think that the cost of doing all the presenting, etc, has to be passed onto the consumer somewhere along the line.

BatamanMaster
BatamanMaster

Perhaps the last E3 for the greedy microsoft

Huskypaw
Huskypaw

It was prolly the worst E3 in my living time.

Back to my game from 1998; thanks you can keep that trash from 2014 to yourselves, douches.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

This year I give MS an B+ for showing more games and exclusive games at that. I give Sony an A for full details on the PS4 and games. really great press conference. Nintendo get's a well C for no press but show first party games that were good and nothing new to add for Wii U. All in all, I give this years E3 a A and last years E3 was a dud.

greenballer
greenballer

Most went for the console announcement

northArrow
northArrow

And about 48,000 of them left the event saying: Wow, the Xbox One sucks ass

SlyMC182
SlyMC182

@lilj2626

Great. Just what we all want to see raciest comments on the Gamespot website. Where you wearing “blackface” when you wrote this?

bdixon76
bdixon76

@soulless4now Using tax dollars on the city? You sir are crazy. Why do that when you can simply spend it on pensions and welfare. 

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

@Mugzippit No they don't, unless you count the amount of preorders they receive for future games/hardware that they show off

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@Huskypaw Really? This years E3 was awesome. So many new games and the official launch of next-gen. How can you say its the worst? Last years paled in comparison.

soulless4now
soulless4now

@bdixon76 Haha, sadly there where most of it will go. Mainly welfare since they love giving out money to those that do not truly need it. 

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@Huskypaw @kamikazeespleen I dont understand...


If you're implying I work for Microsoft, I along with most others thinks the Xbox One looks absolutely crap. I am a PC gamer and haven't owned a console since the Playstation 1 but the industry has needed next-gen badly in the last year or so. It needs to move forward to encourage innovation.