Tokyo Game Show 2012 sets new attendance record

TGS organizer CESA says this year's show attracted the highest total number of visitors compared to past years; TGS 2013 scheduled for September 19-22 at Makuhari Messe.

Tokyo Game Show organiser Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) has revealed that this year's show broke attendance records.

According to CESA, TGS 2012 attracted a total number of 223,753 visitors, which is around 1,085 more visitors than last year. (For comparison, TGS 2011 recorded 222,668 people; TGS 2009 and 2010 attracted 185,030 and 207,647 visitors, respectively.)

CESA said that that 209 companies from 19 different countries exhibited at this year's TGS, with the focus of this year's show geared more towards mobile and social gaming, compared to console and PC. CESA also touted its Asia game business summit, in which key speakers from the Chinese, South Korean, Indonesian, and Japanese gaming industry discussed the future of the games market in the region, as well as the inclusion of eight new companies from Asia, including Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Next year's Tokyo Game Show has been scheduled for September 19-22, 2013 at Makuhari Messe, just outside Tokyo.

Head over to GameSpot's official TGS 2012 page for all related news and content.

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8 comments
jsmoke03
jsmoke03

mobile and social gaming? yikes...

SolidTy
SolidTy

It wasn't a great show per se, but it's nice that the industry still has good health to it. Maybe next year step up on some interesting reveals.

Bahamut_10th
Bahamut_10th

I find it funny how the comics festival that happens in my town had three times as many visitors a year ago compared to TGS.

EPaul
EPaul

Yet this year there was little to no big announcements

BeateDrabing
BeateDrabing

I wonder if anyone cos-played as tentacles? That'd be cool.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I'll take this as good news.....

I love TGS is just for the Cosplayers.....gods some of the cutest girls in the world :)

astro_viper
astro_viper

 @BeateDrabing hahaha, not that I saw! I had a front row seat for the competition. It was more of a dance than your typical cosplay event. Kind of weird, really.