Approximately 48,200 people attended E3 2013, and next year's convention will take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, announced the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) last week.
The ESA is the trade organization that runs E3 and serves as a public affairs advocate for the video game industry. According to the ESA, E3 2013 brought almost $40 million into Los Angeles during the week. This year's attendance numbers were an increase of nearly 5.5 percent over last year, when 45,700 individuals packed the Los Angeles Convention Center for the three-day show.
"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, in a press release announcing the attendance totals.
At this time last year, the ESA was still in discussions with Los Angeles as to E3's future in the city; the organization was reportedly thinking about moving the show elsewhere. But in late July, the ESA and the city struck a deal to keep E3 in Los Angeles at least through 2015.