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Gamescom 2018 attracted 500,000 people to Cologne

Gamescom 2018 attracted 500,000 people to Cologne

More than half a million people came to Cologne for this year's Gamescom.

That's according to the conference's organisers, which claim that around 370,000 visitors from 114 countries came to the trade show, an increase of 15,000 year-on-year.

Of that total, 31,200 were from the business side of the industry, a 500-person rise.

That half million figure is the total number of people who game to Cologne for Gamescom week.

Devcom has also announced that its second year attracted more than 2,000 people.

"The 15,000 increase in visitors and the increased number of countries impressively underlines the great international charisma of Gamescom and the increasing interest in this unique 360 degree experience event," Koelnmesse CEO and president Gerald Böse said.

"With an exhibitor plus of around 13 perc ent, it presented an unprecedented offering. Thanks to the presentations of world premieres and hundreds of games highlights, Gamescom convinced as a platform for new products."

The MD of German trade body GAME Felix Falk added: "And the success story of Gamescom also continues in its tenth year: world premieres for the opening and a plus for the numbers of exhibitors and visitors underline the great relevance and attractiveness of Gamescom for gamers and the games industry. The extent to which games are in the meantime perceived as an economic factor, innovation drivers and cultural assets is nowhere so clear as at Gamescom: no other event in the world covers so many facets of games."

You can check out the biggest trends and learnings from Devcom and Gamescom 2018 right here


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Alex Calvin launched PCGamesInsider.biz in August 2017 and has been its editor since. Prior to this, he was deputy editor at UK based games trade paper MCV and content editor for marketing and events for London Games Festival 2017. His work has also appeared in Eurogamer, The Observer, Kotaku UK, Esquire UK and Develop.

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