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|Year||Days||Total attendees||Total exhibitors|
|TGS 2008||Oct 9 - Oct 12||estimated at 180,000||expecting 170|
|TGS 2007||Sept 20 - Sept 23||193,040||217|
|TGS 2006||Sept 22 - Sept 24||192,411||134|
|TGS 2005||Sept 16 - Sept 18||176,056||131|
|TGS 2004||Sept 24 - Sept 26||160,096||117|
|TGS 2003||Sept 26 - Sept 28||150,089||111|
|TGS 2002||Sept 20 - Sept 22||134,032||85|
|TGS 2001|| March 30 - April 1|
Sept 12 - Sept 14
|TGS 2000|| March 31 - Apr 2|
Sept 22 - Sept 24
|TGS 1999|| March 19 - Mar 21|
Sept 17 - Sept 19
|TGS 1998|| March 20 - Mar 22|
October 9 - Oct 11
|TGS 1997|| April 4 - April 6|
Sept 5 - Sept 7
|TGS 1996||August 9 - Aug 11||109,649||87|
The Tokyo Game Show, or TGS, is an annual gaming exposition held in Tokyo, Japan. It's pretty much the Japanese E3, except for the kick-ass fact that the last two days of the expo are open to the general public, not just industry insiders. 2007 marked the first year that the Tokyo Game Show was held for four consecutive days. This was done to give more time to the business trade show aspects of the event. The very first years TGS was held biannually, once in the spring and then again in the fall. Holding two events a year ended in 2001 and ever since TGS has been an annual event.
Nintendo tends not to participate heavily in TGS, though, at times they have had people like Satoru Iwata give speeches. In the past Nintendo has sometimes put on their own convention, Nintendo SpaceWorld.
- TGS 2008
- TGS 2007 - DualShock 3 controller for the PS3 revealed
- TGS 2006
- TGS 2005 - Nintendo reveals the controller to its next-gen console.
- TGS 2004 - Sony's PlayStation Portable makes its first playable appearance.
- TGS 1996 - The Beginning
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