According to the ESA, this years E3 saw nearly 50,000 people attend in the past week. The attendees included industry professionals, investor analysts, journalists, retailers from 102 countries, and 230 exhibitors. A total of 28,000 hotel room nights were generated from E3 visits and the city of Los Angeles saw a profit of close to $40 million in revenue.
"This year’s E3 showcased the best that our industry has to offer and channeled the immense energy, drive, and enthusiasm for video games onto a global stage,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. "Thanks to our members and exhibitors’ boundless capacity for innovation, billions of consumers are seeing the future of our industry through this outstanding landscape of creativity, technology and content."