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E3 2014 attendance rises 1.5 percent, exhibitors drop 13 percent

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About 48,900 people attended this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles to see the latest computer and video game hardware and software from 200 exhibitors, the Entertainment Software Association announced today.

Next year's E3 will take place June 16-18 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

While attendance increased slightly, rising from 48,200 last year, the number of companies exhibiting at the show dropped by more than 10 percent, down from 230 last year.

"The video game industry's explosive growth and technological innovation were front and center at E3 2014," ESA president Michael Gallagher said in a prepared statement. "Video games are the most innovative and engaging force driving our culture and entertainment experiences the world over. Congratulations to our incredibly creative members, partners, exhibitors, and the hundreds of millions of gamers who engaged with the show online and through social media."

You can catch up with all of Polygon's videos, interviews, hands-ons and previews from E3, right here.