Organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association along with Nikkei Business Publications, this year’s Tokyo Game Show was a massive hit, garnering an attendance of more than 250,000 visitors over four days!

Visitors
2017 2016 2015
Day 1 26,564 31,399 29,058
Day 2 31,512 33,634 29,557
Day 3 106,075 98,074 97,601
Day 4 90,160 108,117 112,230
Total 254,311 271,224 268,446

 

With a motto “Reality Unlocked”, TGS 2017 saw a near record 609 exhibitors (317 of which are foreign). Numerous new titles were released, along with services from various genres and platforms such as home game consoles, smartphones, and PCs.

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One of this year’s main attraction was the renewed e-Sports event called “e-Sports X”, which drew the attention of both foreign and local visitors. The e-Sports movement is on the rise, with “The Potential of e-Sports in Japan” as part of the keynote address.

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Companies also engaged in various B2B activities during the event, with 1,250 companies registered for the business matching system “Asia Business Gateway” compared to 1,149 companies last year. This signifies the importance of TGS as a hub, and an international exhibition that showcases what is happening in Asia to the rest of the world.

The next Tokyo Game Show will be held on September 20, 2018 to September 23, 2018 at Makuhari Messe.

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Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

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