Tokyo Game Show   東京ゲームショウー

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The Tokyo Game Show is one of two major events dedicated to video games.

The Tokyo Game Show is one of two major events dedicated to video games.

Sonic, Sega's mascot, always present at the Tokyo Game Show.

Sonic, Sega's mascot, always present at the Tokyo Game Show.

The mascot of the Japanese firm Sony at the Tokyo Game Show.

The mascot of the Japanese firm Sony at the Tokyo Game Show.

Digital celebration at the great video game event

Held annually at the end of September in Chiba, the Tokyo Game Show brings together the great family of geeks for three days of discovery and entertainment. One imperative: to be a fan of video games and ... be able to put up with crowds.

In 2012, 224 000 visitors came to admire the stands of more than 170 exhibitors and many innovations. From Konami to Sega, as well as Square Enix, Nintendo and Namco Bandai, all the giants of video games and digital culture meet here, for a long weekend whose reputation travels beyond the Japanese borders, as the innovations that unveiled are so important and the entertainment is so spectacular. The last edition honored the innovations of the PSP Vita handheld console from Sony, and games on social networks ... In tune with the times, sometimes even ahead of them, as the show gains notoriety, the world of the Japanese video games has made Tokyo Game Show a essential rendezvous for those looking for the latest technology. A show that has thus made ​​a name for itself over the last two decades, since the first edition in 1996. Despite the disappearance of the spring session - the Tokyo Game Show was previously held twice a year - the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA), organizer of the event, continue to see the number of visitors increase. From150 000 in 2003 and 75 000 more than that today.

Japanese Culture with a capital C in the spotlight

All Japanese Culture is celebrated: j-pop concerts, with groups idolized by hyper teenage girls, kawaii hostess shows, cosplay contests - neologism of costumes and playing, video game and manga fancy dress competitions... Mingle, in a setting not without contrasts, video games, manga and teenage popular culture. If you dream of returning from Japan in the company of an authentic PacMan or to be photographed alongside the latest manga hero, this is the right place. If you dream of meeting dozens of hostesses, you will not be disappointed either.

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