With over 69,000 attendees and over 200 exhibitors; 85 of which exhibited at the show for the first time, it’s safe to say that this last week marked the biggest and most impressive E3 yet.
“E3 2018 was an enormous success, amplified by the thousands of gamers in attendance and millions more around the world who watched online,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA. “E3 2018 reinforced the cultural prominence of video games for a global audience. Congratulations to our innovative exhibitors, members, and partners and to the millions of gamers who celebrated a spectacular E3 with us.”
3,250 products were shown this year, while giving a behind-the-scenes look at the most anticipated games and announcements of the year. Over 15,000 gamers descended on this years previously closed event, getting the chance to connect with the biggest names in video games and special guests from the world of entertainment, guests included Westworld series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Elijah Wood, Jack Black, and Hideo Kojima.
E3 exhibitor and ESA member, Epic Games, stated, “We had an amazing time celebrating Fortnite with our players and partners this year at E3. Bringing players together is an important part of what we do with Fortnite, and E3 is one of the best venues to connect face-to-face with fans, friends, and the industry.”
Millions of fans around the world watched the week’s events online through an official E3 live stream that took place allowing fans watching to also participate by submitting questions for panelists via Facebook.com/E3Expo.
It’s hard not to be excited about the future of our industry after such an incredible week of gaming celebration.