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Tokyo Game Show 2022 Had Half of 2019’s Physical Attendees


The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, the organizer of Tokyo Game Show, has printed a new press launch following the closing ceremonies of TGS 2022. It revealed {that a} whole of 138,192 individuals visited the bodily venue over the course of 4 days between September 15-18, 2022.

Here are the detailed attendance numbers for every day. Note that the primary two days had been supposed for members of the sport business and press. CESA allowed the general public to enter the venue from Friday at 14:00 (2 PM) JST.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022: 23,051
  • Friday, September 16, 2022: 27,614 (21,066 businesspeople + 6,548 public guests)
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022: 47,236
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022: 40,291

The final TGS iteration with a bodily occasion previous to 2022 occurred in 2019. CESA recorded 262,076 guests at Tokyo Game Show 2019. TGS 2022 recorded barely over half the attendance quantity when in comparison with 2019. The 2018 version nonetheless holds the best attendance file at 298,690 guests.

In the earlier 12 months, CESA introduced that Tokyo Game Show 2021 solely had 1,574 bodily guests. While that quantity was a large drop from 2019, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic introduced a halt to bodily occasions. There had been technically zero bodily attendees in 2020, as CESA opted for an entirely digital occasion within the wake of the pandemic. For the 2021 version, the organizer held a restricted bodily occasion the place solely accepted influencers and members of the press may attend. CESA didn’t embody the 2021 quantity in its newest press launch.

Foreign guests additionally issue into the present’s attendance rely. The Japanese authorities has been step by step stress-free journey restrictions in latest months. It began permitting “nonescorted visitors” with a identified “sponsor” or journey company in September 2022. However, the state of affairs has nonetheless but to return to the pre-pandemic years.

At the identical press convention, CESA confirmed the dates for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2023. The annual Japanese sport occasion will return on September 21-24, 2023.

Andrew, one among Siliconera’s writers, was additionally current at Tokyo Game Show 2022’s bodily venue at Makuhari Messe. You can learn Andrew’s impressions as he performed a number of sport demos hands-on on the primary two days.

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