The Tokyo Game Show 2018 (Organizer: Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association [CESA, Chairman: Hideki Okamura], Co organizer: Nikkei Business Publications [President: Suguru Niinomi] was held from September 20 (Thu) to 23 (Sun), recording 298.690 visitors over four days!
TGS 2018, with the theme of “Welcome to the Next Stage”, saw the overwhelming record of 668 exhibitors (of which 330 were from overseas). They released a variety of new titles and services for multiple platforms such as home game consoles, smartphones and PCs, making it the most exciting show ever. An large number of visitors and the press not just of Japan but overseas covered the grand e-Sports stages called “e-Sports X”. Reflecting the swelling impact of e-Sports on the game market, the keynote panel was held to discuss on the theme of “Road map for e-sports to spread out as the sports”.
Increasing number of companies both of exhibitors and attendees engaged in vigorous B2B meetings. The number of meetings generated by the business matching system “Asia Business Gateway” is 668, which exceeds the last year’s 602. The fact demonstrates the growing importance of TGS’s role as a hub of international game business.
TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019 is schedule for September 12 (Thu) to September 15 (Sun), 2019 at Makuhari Messe.