Tokyo Game Show 2020 Theme:
“The Future Touches Gaming First.”
In cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP, President: Naoto Yoshida) and Dentsu, Inc. (Representative Director: Hiroshi Igarashi), Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA, Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa) has announced that it will be holding TOKYO GAME SHOW 2020 (TGS2020) at Makuhari Messe (Mihama-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture) for four days from Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27.
The theme of TGS2020 is “The Future Touches Gaming First.” Games are the most updated and accessible means to experience the emerging technologies that will unlock new possibilities for the future. With the theme of this year, the event expects to provide an opportunity for people to touch and play the latest games and immerse themselves in the feel of an exciting future that is just around the corner.
Featuring novel game consoles for the next generation, TGS2020 is sure to attract even more attention from around the world. The event will focus on the full-fledged launch of cloud gaming and its advanced gaming environment such as the start of 5G services for commercial use, and will boost the unprecedented gaming experience brought by new platforms. Moreover, TGS2020 will host the area where visitors
can explore "new frontiers" of games through crossing over with education, fashion, arts and other industries.
TGS2020 will team up with various popular influencers from Japan and overseas to create buzz prior to the event, not only for visitors but also for game fans who cannot be at the venue on the event days. Through tie-ups with domestic and overseas media partners and multiple video platforms, the latest news on the event will be released in
Japanese, English and Chinese to reach the growing number of online viewers on a global scale.
In the e-Sports field, which is attracting increasing attention also from outside of the game industry, this year’s event again plans to hold various championships at the giant "e-Sports X (Cross)" stage (details to be announced in April). In addition to upgraded online streaming services, TGS will also offer a unique way to enjoy e-Sports for visitors.
Tokyo Game Show celebrates its 30th anniversary this year since it was first held in 1996. The inaugural event was participated by 87 exhibitors and attracted 109,649 visitors. Since then, TGS kept moving forward as a game event that offers both elements of B-to-B and B-to-C. The event has also promoted the internationalization,
such as actively attracting foreign companies to join as exhibitors.
As a result, over 600 companies and organizations exhibited at the event for four years in a row since 2016 (over 300 overseas exhibitors for four consecutive years), and the event recorded over 250,000 visitors for seven straight years from 2013. Don’t miss to come and visit Tokyo Game Show 2020, which continues to expand as one of the
world's largest game events.