Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011
|Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011|
E3 2011 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.
|Venue||Los Angeles Convention Center|
|First held||June 7, 2011|
|Last held||June 9, 2011|
|Organizer||Entertainment Software Association|
The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011, commonly known as E3 2011, was the 17th Electronic Entertainment Expo held. E3 is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The event took place June 7–9, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. 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 long-awaited game, Halo 4.
Expo summary 
As in previous years, the conference was dominated by announcements from the three main console manufacturers: Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. Tech analysts considered the unveiling of Nintendo's Wii U 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.
Press conferences 
Konami held its own pre-E3 event on June 2, 2011, 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, 2011, at 9am PDT (the day before E3). 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.
Sony's press conference took place on June 6, 2011, at 5pm PDT, the day before E3 officially began. 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, 2011, at 9am PDT 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 notable games exhibited 
This is a list of notable titles that appeared at E3 2011.
List of notable exhibitors 
This is a list of major video game exhibitors who made appearances at E3 2011.
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