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E3 2010 attendance hits 45,600, E3 2011 dated

E3 2010: Entertainment Software Association reveals attendance figures, next year's show returning to LA June 7-9.


LOS ANGELES--The 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo wraps up today, and the Entertainment Software Association has already booked next year's event. The E3 show runner and industry trade body today announced that the annual event will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 7-9, 2011.

46,500 people mobbed the LACC for E3 2010.
46,500 people mobbed the LACC for E3 2010.

As for this year's event, about 300 exhibitors and 45,600 attendees from 90 countries descended upon Los Angeles for the show. That figure is slightly higher than 2009's attendance, when some 41,000 developers, analysts, investors, journalists, and retailers turned out at the LACC.

News from this year's press briefings included Microsoft's announcement of a new Xbox 360 model and Kinect's Nov. 4 debut; Sony saying its motion-control technology rollout will begin in September; Nintendo debuting the 3DS and the next Zelda game; and lots more.

For those who missed this year's event, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of E3 2010 for a plethora of hands-on previews, news, live stage demos, and more.

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