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Tokyo Game Show 2012 (Press Release)

Press Release
September 20, 2012
Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

The “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012” Opens!

Exhibition by 209 companies/organizations from 19 countries/regions. A record number of 1,043 titles applied for exhibition. The total number of booths is 1,609!

The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA; Chairman: Shin Unozawa; Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo), in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP; President & CEO: Kohei Osada; Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo), will hold the “TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012” over a four-day period from Thursday, September 20 to Sunday, September 23, 2012 under the theme of “Spreading Smiles through Games.

The first two days of the show (Sep. 20 & 21) will be “Business Days” for the relevant parties in the game industry while the later two days (Sep. 22 & 23) will be “Public Days.” 

Exhibitors of the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012 are from 19 different countries and regions, including Japan, and the total number of exhibitors is 209 corporations and organizations (126: domestic, 83: overseas). The total number of booths is 1,609. A record number of 1,043 titles applied for exhibition.

[“TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012” Preliminary Statistics]
(as of September 19, 2012) 

-Number of exhibitors: 209 (last year: 193)
-Number of exhibiting titles: 1,043 (last year: 736)
-Number of booths: 1,609 (last year: 1,250)
-Exhibiting countries and regions: 19 (last year: 16)

[Countries and regions exhibiting at the TOKYO GAME SHOW2012]

・Hong Kong
・South Korea
 (alphabetical order)

[Exhibition titles]
As seen in the trend of the titles (including goods) to be exhibited in 2012, the number of smartphone titles and tablet titles significantly increased over the last year.

[List of titles to be exhibited by platform and genre]
(as of September 19, 2012)

■Platform - No. of titles
□PC - 32
□Smartphone - 265
 iOS (139)
 Android (126)
□Tablet - 100
 iOS (100)
□Feature phone 142
 NTT docomo (47)
 au (48)
 Softbank (47)
□Nintendo DS - 2
□Nintendo 3DS - 34
□Wii - 5
□Wii U - 2
□PlayStation 3 - 57
□PlayStation Portable - 30
□PlayStation Vita - 24
□Xbox 360 - 24
□Others(*1) - 326
★TOTAL 1043

■Genre - No. of titles
□Role playing - 148
□Action(*2) - 118
□Simulation - 96
□Online card game(*3) - 48
□Sports - 31
□Tactical role playing(*4) - 24
 (Simulation role playing)
□Card game - 23
□Online role playing - 21
□Shooting - 21
□Adventure - 14
□Puzzle - 11
□Racing - 11
□Action adventure - 8
□Others (genre) - 116
□Development tools - 9
□Peripherals - 22
□Others (goods) - 322
★TOTAL 1043

*1 This platform includes ”peripheral” and “goods.”  
*2 This genre includes “shooting action games.”
*3 This genre includes “online trading card games.”
*4 This genre includes “RPG simulation games.”

[Trial play of Z-rated game titles]
At TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012, in accordance with the rating systems of CESA and CERO codes of ethics, trial play of Z-rated games and games including Z-rated expressions will be limited to players aged 18 and older. If you wish a trial play of a game title to which an age limit applies, you will be required to present a document that proves your age (driver’s license, passport, student ID, etc.). Players aged 18 years and older should bring such a document.

[Outline of the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012]

Event Title: TOKYO GAME SHOW 2012
Organized by: Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA)
Co-organized by: Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP)
Supported by: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Period: September 20 (Thursday)  Business Day (10:00 - 17:00)
    September 21 (Friday)   Business Day (10:00 - 17:00)
    September 22 (Saturday) Public Day (10:00 - 17:00)
    September 23 (Sunday)  Public Day (10:00 - 17:00)
* Admissions on Business Days are limited to members of the industry
 and the media.
* On Public Days, the doors may be opened at 9:30 depending
 on circumstances.

Venue: Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture)
    Exhibition Hall 1-8, and International Convention Center
No. of visitors: 195,000 (estimated)
No. of exhibitors: 209 companies and organizations
No. of booths: 1,609 units
Tickets(Public Day):  Adult: advance tickets, \1,000; at the door, \1,200 (tax inclusive)
           Elementary school age or younger: free of charge

■TOKYO GAME SHOW Official Website:
Tokyo Game Show 2012 (Press Release) Reviewed by JM Taylor on 9/20/2012 06:33:00 PM Rating: 5

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