EB Games were targeting a cool 30'000 attendees for EBX in Sydney last weekend, and today they're able to confirm that they beat it.
The expo saw 30'745 total attendees, more than doubling last year's Gold Coast event, which was itself the biggest gaming expo Australia had ever seen.
Stephen Wilson, EB MD, had a fair bit to say in response to the successful event:
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.
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.
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.
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