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Encyclopedia > Tokyo Game Show
Gamers play Sony's PS3 in TGS 2006
Gamers play Sony's PS3 in TGS 2006
Booths at the Tokyo Game Show in 2004
Booths at the Tokyo Game Show in 2004

The 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 Tokyo, Japan. In 2007, it may well become the largest video game expo in the world, rivalled only by the Leipzig Games Convention because of the downscaling of E3 that was announced in mid-2006.[1] Like the Games Convention, and different to the E3, the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days.[2] As a result, it has much higher attendance than E3. In 2007, the show will be held from September 20th to the 23rd, with the first two days being business days, whilst on the latter two it will be open to the public. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 536 KB) Summary Tokyo Game Show 2004 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Tokyo Game Show ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 536 KB) Summary Tokyo Game Show 2004 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Tokyo Game Show ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Look up expo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Metro Toronto Convention Centre, late 2004. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ... Leipzig ( ; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk from the Sorbian word for Tilia) is, with a population of over 506,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. ... The Neue Leipziger Messe The Games Convention, Leipzig Games Convention or short GC is an annual videogame event in Leipzig, Germany, first held in 2002. ... E³ logo The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, was an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by the Entertainment Software Association. ...

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History

The first Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996.[3] 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.[4] The show is still held once a year. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Summary of events

2004

The Tokyo Game Show 2004 was held on September 24, 2004 September 25, 2004 and September 26, 2004. It featured 117 exhibitors showing off more than 500 computer and video game-related products to the 160,000 visitors.[5] September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ...


2005

The Tokyo Game Show 2005 was held on September 16, 2005 - September 18, 2005.[6] // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Microsoft held its own press event on September 15, 2005, one day before the opening of the Tokyo Game Show.[7] September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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.[8] Robert J. Bach Robert J. Bach, commonly known as Robbie Bach, is a Senior Vice President, Home and Entertainment Division, and chief Xbox officer at Microsoft. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


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.[9] Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Four different video game consoles from different generations. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ...


There were hints by Ken Kutaragi that the PlayStation 3 would be playable at the Tokyo Game Show,[10] but this was not the case. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 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 an actual PS3 dev-kit. Ken Kutaragi , born August 8, 1950) is the current Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation. ... PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[7] commonly abbreviated PS3) is Sony Computer Entertainments third video game console. ...


External links

Official sites

  • Tokyo Game Show 2007 Official Site
  • Tokyo Game Show 2006 Official Site
  • Tokyo Game Show 2005 Official Site
  • Tokyo Game Show 2004 Official Site

Coverage

  • Tokyo Game Show 2006 coverage at GameSpot
  • Tokyo Game Show 2006 coverage at 1UP
  • Tokyo Game Show 2006 coverage at GameTrailers.com

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