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.