E3 2012 attracted 45,700 attendees

Dates and a host-city for E3 2013 to be announced in the coming weeks

45,700 game industry professionals, analysts, journalists and retailers attended E3 2012 in Los Angeles this week, according to event owner the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).


Around 200 exhibitors showcased their gaming wares at the event, which the ESA says generated nearly $40 million in revenue for LA.

"E3 2012 focused and harnessed the passion, energy, and excitement for video games and propelled our industry into the global spotlight," said ESA CEO Michael Gallagher.

"Thanks to our members and exhibitors' remarkable vision, billions of consumers watched and learned about our industry and this incredible intersection of creativity, technology, and content.

"The world's top publishers, developers, and stakeholders converged at E3 to unveil the latest global trends and most exciting new products for the year ahead. We look forward to building on this great momentum for 2013."

Dates and a host-city for E3 2013 will be announced in the coming weeks.

For our feelings on this year's E3, check out CVG's essential guide to all the press conferences, featuring videos, analysis, reactions and more.

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