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E3 2011

Nowadays, E3 2011 is a topic that has gained relevance in different areas. From politics to technology, culture and economics, E3 2011 has become a central topic of discussion and debate. Its impact ranges from everyday aspects to large-scale issues, generating great interest from society in general. In this article, we will analyze various aspects related to E3 2011, with the aim of obtaining a comprehensive and updated vision of its importance today.

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011
The Los Angeles Convention Center during E3 2011, with Battlefield 3 occupying entrance advertising.
BeginsJune 7, 2011
EndsJune 9, 2011
VenueLos Angeles Convention Center
Location(s)Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Previous eventE3 2010
Next eventE3 2012
Organized byEntertainment Software Association
Filing statusNon-profit

The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 (E3 2011) was the 17th E3 held. The event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California. It began on June 7, 2011, and ended on June 9, 2011, with 46,800 total attendees. E3 2011 was broadcast on the G4 channel.

The main highlights of the 2011 show included a demonstration of Sony's next-generation handheld game console, the PlayStation Vita; the official introduction of Nintendo's Wii U home console; and the unveiling of Microsoft's Halo 4.

Press conferences

As in previous years, the conference was dominated by announcements from the three main console manufacturers: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Tech analysts considered the unveiling of Nintendo's Wii U and its then-unnamed tablet controller to be E3's biggest event, with Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld console also generating considerable press attention. The Wii U system was credited by several media outlets as a "next-generation" console. Microsoft did not announce any major hardware releases, but did showcase a number of games for its Kinect controller-free gaming system.


Konami held its own pre-E3 event on June 2 to showcase its upcoming games. The showcase featured live events in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, São Paulo, and Mexico City.


Microsoft's press conference took place on June 6 at 9:00am. It focused on the Xbox 360; it was titled the "Xbox 360 E311 Media Briefing" event. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was shown during Microsoft's press conference.

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts took the stage on June 6 at 12:30pm.


Ubisoft held a press conference on June 6 at 2:30pm.


Sony's press conference took place on June 6 at 5:00pm. However, the conference was delayed for 16 minutes. The press conference focused on the company's upcoming device, PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation 3.


Nintendo's press conference took place on June 7 at 9:00am at the Nokia Theatre. Nintendo unveiled the successor to its Wii console, the Wii U, which was released in 2012. A prototype of the console was playable to attendees of the event.

List of featured games

This is a list of notable titles that appeared at E3 2011.[citation needed]

2K Games






Deep Silver

Electronic Arts

Focus Home Interactive


Lionhead Studios



Namco Bandai

Natsume Inc.





Square Enix


Tecmo Koei

Traveller's Tales


Warner Bros.


List of notable exhibitors

This is a list of major video game exhibitors who made appearances at E3 2011.


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