TGS 2018 attendance tops record 298,690

Tokyo Game Show 2019 set for September 12 to 15.

Tokyo Game Show 2018

Total attendance for Tokyo Game Show 2018 topped a record high 298,690 visitors, the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association announced.

The the annual four-day exhibition ran from September 20 to 23 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Here is an outline of the event, via the CESA:

Tokyo Game Show 2018, 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. A 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.”

An 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 Tokyo Game Show’s role as a hub of international game business.

Here is a look at the numbers:

2018 2017 2016
September 20
(Business Day)
31,961 September 21 September 15
26,564 31,399
September 21
(Business Day)
36,356S September 22 September 16
31,512 33,634
September 22
(Public Day)
107,310 September 23 September 17
106,075 98,074
September 23
(Public Day)
123,063 September 24 September 18
90,160 108,117
Total 298,690 254,311 271,224

Tokyo Game Show 2019 will run from September 12 to September 15, 2019 at the Makuhari Messe.

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