E3 2016
E3 2016 was held from June 14 to 16, 2016.Twitter/E3

E3 2016, the annual gaming convention that lasts three days, has drawn the curtains on the event, and it has been a successful one with major game publishers and developers revealing new games, hardware and trailers.

The convention this year saw a lesser turnout than last year, with over 50,300 attendees, down 3.6 percent from over 52,200 people who attended the event in 2015, according to the announcement from Entertainment Software Association, Polygon, a gaming blog.

Two major publishers, EA and Activision, did not have a strong presence at the E3 floor, as EA had its own event outside the convention called EA Play and Activision held only appointments in the meeting rooms.

It was also mentioned that E3 Live attendance from June 14 to 16 stood at 20,000.

"Gamers were the winners at E3 this year. The advancements in technology unveiled at E3 will redefine entertainment for the world," said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA, in a press statement.

The ESA is the trade body that runs the E3 and it represents the U.S. game industry, the report noted. Further, it announced the dates for next year's event, E3 2017, which will be held from June 13 to 15 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.

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