The Japanese games trade show is already primed to be the biggest one yet.
Tokyo Game Show isn’t beginning until this September, but according to the Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, the folks who actually organize the event every year, it’s already breaking records. As of July 3, 366 companies are lined up to exhibit at the show, with 2,166 booths- last year at this time, the number was 311, so this year’s show is trending far higher.
The number of booths, too, is far beyond the previous record of 2,009 booths in 2016, and the Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association expects that the number of booths this year will be at least 2,200 by the time the showfloor opens. The show’s global reach is increasing as well- exhibitors from thirty different countries have signed on to participate, and the number is only expected to go up.
If you’re interested in following this year’s TGS, it will be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, a little outside Tokyo. It will run from September 20 to September 22. GamingBolt, as always, will be there with the coverage.