The Tokyo Game Show maintained a relatively steady attendance this year, with the exception of the first public day of the show, which saw a 10,000 attendee decrease from the prior year. The business days maintained almost the exact same figures as 2008, which had seen a dramatic drop from 2007 -- but, with the global economy in shambles, that's not shocking.
  • Thursday (Business): 27,435 ('08 - 27,305; '07 - 29,783)
  • Friday (Business): 24,605 ('08 - 24,178; '07 - 32,390)
  • Saturday (Public): 61,138 ('08 - 71,639; '07 - 64,795)
  • Sunday (Public): 71,852 ('08 - 71,166; '07 - 66,072)
In total, the show had 185,030 attendees, which is still nothing to sneeze at -- unlike [tasteless gaming conference Swine Flu joke goes here].

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.