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E3 2016 By The Numbers


E3 2016 was full of great games, hardware announcements, and much more. But was it really better than E3 2015? The website Finder has taken statistics from every publisher and compared their 2016 conferences to that of the 2015 counterpart. The results are interesting to say the least.
  • There was an overall 20% drop in games on stage at E3 2016 when compared to 2015
  • There were nearly half as many new IPs represented on stage in 2016 than there were in 2015
  • However, there were more new IPs revealed on stage this year. 4 in 2015 and 5 in 2016.
  • There were also more overall reveals this year than there were last year. 23 games were revealed for the first time in 2015 and 27 in 2016.
  • Sony was the only major publisher to match the amount of games shown on stage in 2016 with 14 in 2015 and 14 in 2016.
  • Bethesda fared the worst. It showcased the least games out of any major publisher and halved its showings from 2015.
  • EA also halved its showing this year. EA showcased 12 games in 2016 and only 6 in 2016.
  • 80% of games shown in 2016 were sequels, spin-offs or reboots.
The decline of new IPs is nothing new but the numbers are staggering. 80% of the games being sequels, spin-offs, or reboots is just insanity. For a full breakdown of the numbers, including some fancy infographics, head on over to Finder.
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