Tokyo Game Show just sent us the official count of attendees for this year’s event. Close to 300 thousand attendees over 4 days walked through the 8 halls of Makuhari Messe.
This record showing is not just good for the Japan gaming scene but for gaming in general since it reversed the dip in attendance from last year.
Though public attendance has the lion’s share on the numbers, the growing E-sports scene, as well as the higher number of developers that attended the event, helped push attendance numbers.
Here’s hoping that TGS 2019 will smash attendance records once again.
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TOKYO GAME SHOW 2018 Flash Report
Record 298,690 Visitors in Total
e-Sports movement of Japan surges into the new era
TGS2018, with the theme of “Welcome to the Next Stage”, saw the
overwhelming record of 668 exhibitors (of which 330 were from overseas).
They released a variety of new titles and services for multiple platforms
such as home game consoles, smartphones and PCs, making it the most
exciting show ever. An large number of visitors and the press not just
of Japan but overseas covered the grand e-Sports stages called “e-Sports X”.
Reflecting the swelling impact of e-Sports on the game market, the keynote
panel was held to discuss on the theme of “Road map for e-sports to
spread out as the sports”.
Increasing number of companies both of exhibitors and attendees engaged
in vigorous B2B meetings. The number of meetings generated by the business
matching system “Asia Business Gateway” is 668, which exceeds the last year’s
602. The fact demonstrates the growing importance of TGS’s role as a hub of
international game business.
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019 is schedule for September 12 (Thu) to September 15 (Sun),
2019 at Makuhari Messe.
Allan Abaca is an avid gamer through and through. Virtually, he is locked-in with his PS4 almost daily and has just introduced the awesomeness of gaming to his two sons.
Next in his sights is PC gaming. The platform which he nows considering going back to after a two decade hiatus.
Oh, and let's not forget the Nintendo Switch...
His psn id is hip2b2