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Tokyo Game Show breaks attendance records again


The Tokyo Game Show continues to attract increasing numbers of attendees, breaking attendance records every year. This year is no exception: 223,753 people attended TGS 2012, up from 222,668 in 2011 and 207,647 in 2010.

Oddly, attendance on the first public day, Saturday, was way up (94,989 people versus 86,251 last year), but fewer people attended on Sunday than in 2011. Perhaps the Monster Hunter lines were more efficient, and more people got that out of the way on Saturday.

TGS will return to the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan from September 19-23 next year.

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The TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012 Result Flash Report!
A Record High of Total 223,753 Visitors,
which exceeded the last year's record
The show successfully ended with spreaded smiles through games.

The TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012 was held over a four-day period from Thursday,
September 20 to Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Makuhari Messe (Location:
Chiba-shi, Chiba) organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's
Association (CESA; Chairman: Shin Unozawa; Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo),
in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP;
President & CEO: Kohei Osada; Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo). The total
number of visitors has been announced.

[TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012 Statistics of Number of Visitors]

*The total number of visitors for TGS2012
-223,753 visitors
(including 32,376 in Family corner)

>Business Day

-Sep. 20 (Thu)

-Sep. 21 (Fri)

>Public Day

-Sep. 22 (Sat)
(including 16,760 in Family corner)

-Sep. 23 (Sun)
(including 15,616 in Family corner)

The TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012 attracted the highest total number of 223,753
visitors, welcoming 1,085 more visitors than the last year which used
to be a record high. In particular, the first day of Public Day
(Saturday, September 22) recorded 94,989 visitors in one day, which
further exceeded the record of 86,251 visitors in last year, also
reaching the highest number of visitors for single day.

209 corporations/organizations from 19 different countries/regions
exhibited in the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012. The latest information and
various products were proudly announced and exhibited by each
exhibitor, and elaborate stage events attracted many visitors from
home and abroad.

In exhibitions, games for various platforms were gathered. While
smartphone games and social games with higher game performance and
improved expressive power showed stronger presence, new-console
games and much-expected titles have exhibited.

The TOKYO GAME SHOW has established a midterm vision to become
"The Most Complete Information in Asia" and "The world's Largest Event."
This year, "Asia New Stars Area" which welcomed eight corporations from
Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia and Vietnam attracted much attention, while
many people attended the "Asia Game Business Summit 2012" during which
key persons from China, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan discussed the
future vision of the game business in the Asian region. We were able to
further reinforce the link among Asian countries/regions.

The TOKYO GAME SHOW 2013 is scheduled to be held at Makuhari Messe from
Thursday, September 19 to Sunday, September 22, 2013. Stay tuned!

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