Around 335,000 attend Gamescom 2014

Gamescom: The Year of Sechs, according to the Koelnmesse organizers, reduced last year's attendance of over 340,000 to "around 335,000." Things were quieter a few years back - you know, with only around 275,000 attendees - thanks to Microsoft and Nintendo's absence, but that certainly wasn't the case this year.

After the break you'll find our annual roundup of official and unofficial stats from the show. There's also plenty of podcasts to listen to and we've also got a text-based roundup of stories, if you're interested in those. We'll be back at Gamescom in 2015 from August 5-9.
  • 700 exhibitors from 47 countries (2013: 635 exhibitors from 40 countries; 2012: 600 exhibitors from 40 countries; 2011: 557 exhibitors from 39 countries; 2010: 505 exhibitors from 33 countries; 2009: 458 companies attended from 31 countries).
  • Croissants consumed at hotel breakfast: 15, as there appears to be a significant shortage! (2013: 40, 2012: 35).
  • Liters of multivitamin juice consumed: 6 (2013: 1, 2012: 6, 2011: 4).
  • Number of times the Joystiq crew locked themselves out of their rooms: This is simply known now as the perpetual state of Thomas Schulenberg (@T_Schulenberg).
  • Number of liters of Kölsch consumed by us: 1.8 liters (2013: 3.6 liters; 2012: 0.2; 2011: 8; 2010: 1.6; 2009: 6).
  • Number of times "excess" was experienced: 0, however, we did watch a guy go smashing through a glass table full of drinks in a hotel lobby.
  • Number of times we were confused as working for the French magazine: 0 (2013: 0; 2012: 1; 2011: 2).
  • Evenings of Turkish take-out (Turkish pizza is amazing!): 3, we had very little time to eat proper dinner before podcasting this year. (2013: 1; 2012: 2; 2011: 3).
  • Number of horse images in our hotel room: 10. Same hotel room as the past three years.
  • Number of Super Joystiq Podcast guests that hung out in our hotel room: 11 (2013: 17; 2012: 13; 2011: 7).
  • Number of things that went wrong during the Gamescom EA, Sony and Microsoft press conferences: 1. Complete wifi failure at the start of Sony.
  • Number of times we ate at the Bier Esel (Beer Donkey): 0 (it's closed until September!) (2013:1; 2012: 3; 2011: 2).
  • Number of times we had a surly waitress at the Bier Esel, but didn't care because the food was so good: 0. /cry
  • Schnitzels consumed: 6.
  • Number of days Sinan Kubba Ludwig Kietzmann brought rain: 5.
[Image: Koelnmesse]

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