E3’s 48,200 attendees brought $40 million to Los Angeles; next year’s date set

Xbox E3 BoothLast week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) attracted 48,200 industry professionals and other attendees from 102 different countries and generated over $40 million in revenue for the city of Los Angeles as a whole, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) revealed in a press release. The week’s events resulted in 28,000 cumulative booked hotel nights, the ESA estimates, and 230 exhibitors hawked their wares at the convention.

“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,” ESA president and CEO Michael D. Gallagher said in the announcement. “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.”

E3 2014 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 10-12, the ESA confirmed.