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Tokyo Game Show 2011 – Press Release

The “Tokyo Game Show 2011” Opens!

Under the theme of “GAME – Dancing Your Heart” and the slogan of “Cheer up Japan with Games”, the Tokyo Game Show 2011 will send out the latest information to the world!

The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. will hold the Tokyo Game Show 2011 over a four-day period from Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Makuhari Messe (in Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba Prefecture).

The first two days of the Tokyo Game Show 2011 (Sep. 15 & 16) will be “Business Day” while the later two days (Sep. 17 & 18) will be opened to the public. Exhibitors are from 16 different countries and regions, including Japan, and the total number of exhibitors is 193 corporations and organizations (131: domestic, 62: overseas). Also, the number of booth partition units reached 1250 units.

Tokyo Game Show 2011 Preliminary Statistics
(as of 10 pm, September 14, 2011)

Number of exhibitors: 193 (last year: 194)
Number of exhibiting titles: 715 (last year: 712)
Number of booth partition units: 1,250 (last year: 1,458)
Exhibiting countries and regions: 16 (last year: 15)

Countries and regions exhibiting at the Tokyo Game Show 2011
in Japanese alphabetical order)

South Korea
Hong Kong

In addition to the new mobile game devices being announced and released, social networking services (SNS) and smart phones which have deepened the links with games are showing rapid growth at a global scale. Wide variety of sponsor events related to this trend will be held at the Tokyo Game Show 2011. Also, many exhibitors will be showcasing their new titles for mobile game devices or smart phones/social games at their booths, deeply reflecting the game industry’s trend in 2011.

The Tokyo Game Show established a midterm vision to become “The No. 1 Information Network in the Asian Region.” The vision was able to be realized by maintaining roughly the same numbers as last year for the number of exhibitors, number of exhibiting titles, number of exhibiting countries/regions overseas, etc. Also, in the “TGS Business Matching System”, which promotes exhibitors and Business Days visitors to make business talks, 1.5 times more business talks came into effect compared to last year (as of Sep. 15th), contributing moreover to strengthen the business function of the Tokyo Game Show.

Additionally, in order to support the recovery from the Tohoku Earthquake, the Tokyo Game Show will participate in the recovery support charity events and fundraising activities as well as setting up a special booth, “The Art Space for Visitor’s Reflection” which exhibits the message from the visitors and game creators, under the slogan of “Cheer up Japan with Games”.

Exhibiting titles

As seen in the trend of the titles to be exhibited in 2011, the number of smart phone titles for iPhone or Android and tablet PC titles for iPad increased. Furthermore, increased number of new titles for mobile game device such as PlayStation Vita or Nintendo 3DS is another big feature in this trend.

For a complete summary of number of games per platform, please click here

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