Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show

The nihongo|Tokyo Game Show|東京ゲームショウ|Tōkyō Gēmu Shō|or simply TGS is a video game expo / convention held in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. Like the Leipzig Games Convention, but in contrast to E3, the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days. [ [ TOKYO GAME SHOW2005 Ticket ] ] As a result, it has much higher attendance than E3.

In 2007, the show was held from 20 to 23 September, with the first two days being business days, whilst on the latter two it was open to the public.The 2008 show will be held from October 9 to October 12.


The first Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996. [ [ Tokyo Game Show ] ] Originally, the show was held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn (in the Tokyo Big Sight), but this format was discontinued in 2002 when the show was held only in the autumn. [ [ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2001 AUTUMN ] ] The show is still held once a year.

ummary of events


The Tokyo Game Show 2004 was held on 24 September, 25 September and 26 September 2004. It featured 117 exhibitors showing off more than 500 computer and video game-related products to the 160,000 visitors. [ [ TGS2004 Release ] ]


The Tokyo Game Show 2005 was held from 16 September till 18 September 2005. [ [ TOKYO GAME SHOW2005 Release ] ]

Microsoft held its own press event on 15 September 2005, one day before the opening of the Tokyo Game Show. [ [ Microsoft plan pre-TGS event - ] ]

The show was opened with two keynote speeches on September 16. The first was given by Robert J. Bach, senior Vice President for the Home and Entertainment Division and chief Xbox officer at Microsoft. [ [ TOKYO GAME SHOW2005 TGS Forum ] ]

While traditionally Nintendo does not participate in the Tokyo Game Show, its president, Satoru Iwata held a keynote speech there in 2005, where he revealed the controller for Nintendo's next generation video game console Wii, then known as the Revolution. [ [ TGS 2005: Iwata speaks - News at GameSpot ] ]

There were hints by Ken Kutaragi that the PlayStation 3 would be playable at the Tokyo Game Show, [ [ PlayStation Meeting Report: PS3 hardware, dev kits, new games - PlayStation 3 News at GameSpot ] ] but this was not the case. "" was shown publicly for the first time in trailer form. The "MGS4" demo was also demonstrated by Hideo Kojima on the Konami stage, running in real time on a PS3 devkit.Fact|date=September 2007


"Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep" (PSP), "Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days" (DS) and "Kingdom Hearts coded" (Mobile) were revealed by Square Enix. Sony announced the rumble PS3 controller by the name "DualShock 3", which was released in Japan in November 2007, and in North America and Europe in Spring 2008. PlayStation Home was delayed until the Spring of 2008, and the launch of a PlayStation Store service for PlayStation Portable in Japan was announced. Also, Microsoft announced "Ninja Gaiden II" would be released exclusively for the Xbox 360. The PSP game "Secret Agent Clank" was also announced.


The Tokyo Game Show 2008 will be held from October 9th through the 12th. Days 1 and 2 will be open only to the press while Days 3 and 4 will be open to the general public.

ee also

* E3
* Entertainment for All
* Games Convention
* Penny Arcade Expo
* Game Developer's Conference


External links

Official sites
* [ Tokyo Game Show 2008 Official Site]
* [ Tokyo Game Show 2007 Official Site]
* [ Tokyo Game Show 2006 Official Site]
* [ Tokyo Game Show 2005 Official Site]

* [ Tokyo Game Show 2007 coverage at GameSpot]
* [ Tokyo Game Show 2007 coverage at EuroPS3Forum]
* [ Tokyo Game Show 2006 coverage at 1UP]
* [ Tokyo Game Show 2006 coverage at]
* [ Tokyo Game Show coverage at IGN]
* [ Tokyo Game Show Coverage at Gamepro]

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