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TOKYO GAME SHOW2017
OutlineThe theme of TGS 2017 has been set as “Reality Unlocked.” In addition to referring to how technological innovations are producing even greater reality in games, this theme expresses our devotion to transforming the TOKYO GAME SHOW into an event which offers new experiences.
At last year’s show, we introduced a new VR Area which featured numerous exhibits. At TGS 2017, this area will be upgraded into the VR/AR Area. The exhibit will expand to feature VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and MR (mixed reality). Even more, VR/AR/MR game software is not the only attraction; we are also actively accepting exhibits for B to B products and services such as development solutions.
Also, in order to encourage the further growth of e-Sports in Japan, the stage in the e-Sports area has undergone a comprehensive renewal. We will convey the thrill of e-Sports to many more people by holding tournaments for popular home video games and smartphone games, and will also feature video distribution on the Internet. *Details of the e-Sports tournament will be announced at a later date.
TGS 2017 will also feature an enhanced the live streaming system for both in Japan and overseas. This will serve as another method of transmitting information to people who cannot directly attend our event. A pre-program will be delivered in July prior to the TGS. The pre-program will feature the latest information on exhibitors and scenes from the preliminary e-Sports tournament. Also, during the show period, programs will be delivered at night (after 9:00 PM) for an even greater number of viewers. Domestic programs will be produced in cooperation with DWANGO, and overseas program with Twitch and Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Also, for the live streaming in China, we plan to cooperate with a new partner to open an official video channel.
TOKYO GAME SHOW started in 1996 and celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. This milestone event featured record numbers of exhibitors (614 corporations/groups) and visitors (271,224). As we look forward to the next 20 years, TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 will thrill you with innovative new experiences.
DateBusiness day: Sep.21(thu)～22(fri), 2017
Public day: Sep.23(sat)～24(sun), 2017
Organizer/SponsorComputer Entertainment Supplier's Association
Co-organizerNikkei Business Publications,Inc.
Supporter/ Sponsorship/CollaborationMinistry of Economy,Trade and Industry
Number of visitors in the previous year271,224 visitors