It looks like it's true -- E3 is, if not dead, then severely reduced in size. EA, SONY, Microsoft, and Nintendo have all pulled out. Future E3's or whatever takes its place should be a very different creature indeed.

Next Generation - ANALYSIS: Ten Reasons for E3's Collapse

One thing I wonder is if these companies might not get more bang for their buck at smaller conventions and events around the country (or world). Comic, Gaming, and SciFi conventions could be a good place to run booths, for instance. There's significant crossover between electronic gamers and the other groups.


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