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Photo via EventUp
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If you’re getting ready for Vegas, this will be fun. Online event group EventUp sent a handy infographic taking a look back at the show since it began.

In 1967, the show attracted 17,500 attendees (not bad for a first year) and used 100,000 square feet of show space. In 2014, CES brought 160,498 people to over 2 million square feet of event space in Las Vegas.

They also list the show’s greatest successes–and failures. The Nintendo Gaming System: “The NES was one of the main factors in the video game revival. After the initial launch of video game consoles in the late ’70s and early ’80s, it was on track to becoming a passing fad. But with the rise of the NES the video game industry is [a] multi-billion dollar market today.”

The biggest loser? The Palm Pre, which emerged at CES 2009.

Not big surprises here: The hot tech for 2015 includes smartwatches, virtual reality and high-quality displays. All data EventUp pulled from the Wall Street Journal, CES, Wired and Nintendo.

What are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s CES?

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