The Tokyo Game Show 2011 was held over a four-day period from Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18, 2011. The yearly convention attracted more than 200,000 visitors last year for the first time since the 1st Tokyo Game Show was launched. This year, the show welcomed 15,021 more visitors than the last year, reaching the record high of 222,668 visitors.
In the Tokyo Game Show 2011, there were large numbers of exhibitions of social games and services for social networking services (SNS), along with the exhibitions of new titles combined with the announcement/release of new mobile game devices. The collection of game titles and products for a wide range of genres such as smart phones, future phones, PCs in addition to the console game devices attracted various users, leading to the record number of visitors.
Additionally, this year, the Tokyo Game Show participated in the fundraising activities to support the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake under the slogan of “Cheer upJapanwith Games”, in cooperation with exhibitors and creators.
The Tokyo Game Show 2012 is scheduled to be held again at Makuhari Messe from Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23, 2012. Aiming to bring the gathering event size that can meet the expectations of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world for next year as well.