The Decline of E3: Will CES be Next?

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, has officially ended. Sponsored by the ESA, E3 was a long-standing and important event in the gaming world, showcasing the latest and greatest in gaming hardware and software. E3’s decline was expected, as they had not organized a live, in-person event since 2019. The year 2020 brought even more challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to decreasing trade shows worldwide. The closure of an event as high-profile as E3 has now raised the question of whether the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), another prominent trade show, will be next to go. However, CES’s diversity and range of exhibitors make it a unique case, and it is unlikely to face the same fate as E3. While E3 eventually became less relevant due to the changing gaming landscape, CES continues to offer a wide array of electronics and technology, attracting thousands of companies and innovations from all over the world. Therefore, it was likely that the Consumer Electronics Show would remain relevant despite the changes in the industry.