Tokyo Game Show

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The Tokyo Game Show (東京ゲームショウ), or simply TGS, is a video game expo / convention held in Tokyo, Japan. In 2007, it will likely become the largest video game expo in the world because of the downscaling of E3 that was announced in mid-2006.[1] Unlike 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.


The first Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996.[3] It used to be held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn, but this format was discontinued in 2002, when the show was held only in the autumn.[4] This is the schedule for the show used to this day.


Summary of Events

2001 (Spring)

Held at Makuhari Messe on 30 March-2 April, now four days long. Entrance fee was ¥1000.

1999 (Spring)

Held at Makuhari Messe on 19-21 March, with the first day being press-only. Entrance fee was ¥1200 at the door.