Tokyo Game Show 2019 attendance drops 12.3% in 2019

Tokyo Game Show 2019 attendance drops 12.3% in 2019

The number of Tokyo Game Show attendees dropped 12.3 per cent from 2018.

Japanese video games trade body and event organiser The Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) has revealed the number of attendees for the Tokyo Game show declined this year to 262,076 from 2018's 298,690.

However, the figure for 2019 is still higher than that of 2017, which had a total of 254,311 people in attendance.

The event ran for four days from September 12th to September 15th and featured 655 exhibitors including CD Projekt Red, Kojima Productions and Square Enix.

"Tokyo Game Show 2019 with a theme message ‘One World, Infinite Joy’ exhibited the record scale of 2,417 booths consists of 655 exhibitors," said CESA.

"Which covered a broad range of new game and service platforms including consoles, smartphones and PCs."

Nearly 1,500 meetings were held during the event.

CESA continued: "TGS Business Matching System is newly revamped and produced 1496 meetings which is more than twice as many as the last year.

"It proves that TGS has grown to play an ever more important role as a business hub in the international game market."

CESA has confirmed that next year's Tokyo Game Show is scheduled to take place between September 24th and 27th at Makuhari Messe.

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