EB Games Expo 2012 smashes attendance record

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30,745 people experience Australia’s Biggest Video Games Expo – EB Games Expo 2012

EB Games is proud to officially announce that the EB Games Expo 2012, held October 5th -7th at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, had a massive 30,745 attendees. This figure was over double the attendees at the inaugural 2011 Gold Coast event.

Stephen Wilson, EB Games Managing Director, attributed this record breaking attendance to the world class content provided by the local Australian publishers. "EB Games would like to thank all the Australian publishers that attended the EB Games Expo 2012. The quality of booth design, content and international guests was world class. Without their support and the support of the greater Australian gaming community, the EB Games Expo 2012 could not have been the outstanding success it was."

Stephen continued to thank the 30,745 people that attended the event for creating an exciting atmosphere at the event. "The most pleasing thing about the whole Expo was to see so many gamers of various ages and interests come out and support the event. The diverse crowd ranged from our Ultimate Gamers to everyday families. There was an electric vibe the entire weekend which wouldn't have been possible without you. Thank you to everyone who attended. A special thanks to all those gamers that dressed the part, Assassins' one and all it was great to see".

Finally Stephen wanted to thank the EB Games staff. "To my knowledge, we are the only Australian retailer that puts on a consumer event of this scale. The entire event was organised and run by internal EB Games staff - this was no small task but definitely worth it to see the event enjoyed by over 30,000 people."

The first annual EBX Awards were a tightly contested race adding further testimony to the sheer quality of content on show at the Expo. The awards are voted by the attendees of the show and with over 30,000 passionate gamers at the event, winning an EBX award proved an impressive feat.

The first annual EBX Award winners are:

  • Most Anticipated: Halo 4
  • Best Non-Game Booth: Parrot AR Drone 2.0
  • Best Game Publisher Booth: Warner Bros. Games
  • Best EB Live Presentations: Ubisoft
  • Game Of Show (Media Selection): Injustice Gods Among Us
  • Game Of Show (Public Selection): Assassins Creed 3

The EB Games Expo will return to Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 4th-6th October, 2013. Customers can preorder their tickets now at any EB Games store.