Final report on the "Tokyo Game Show
Three days filled with dreams, hope and excitement
Invitation to the future of the computer
The "Tokyo Game Show 2001 Autumn"
was held for three days from October 12 (Fri.)
to 14 (Sun.) 2001 at Makuhari Messe (Nippon
Convention Center) in Chiba City, organized
by Computer Entertainment Software Association
(CESA) with support of the Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry, and special sponsorship
of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. The venue was filled
with a great number of visitors.
[The number of visitors to Tokyo Game Show
|October 12th (Fri.)
|October 13th (Sat.)
|October 14th (Sun.)
|( ) indicate the number of visitors
to TGS 2001 Spring.
53 companies participated in the 11th show,
where a variety of the latest computer entertainment
game software, centering mainly on unreleased
titles, was exhibited. In addition, with
the appearance of new hardware and next generation
mobile phones, the show accomplished fruitful
results providing a view of the future of
computer entertainment. Due to numerous attractions
such as a broadband cafe for visitors to
enjoy the Internet at ease, talk shows and
other live shows held at booths of participating
companies, and sales of goods related to
game software, scores of enthusiastic fans
turned out to fill the venue.
The Event Stage, on which various unique
programs by participating companies as well
as talk shows by game software creators took
place, drew large numbers of ardent game
fans throughout the whole show. 15 companies
made entries in "The Best CostumeIn
Tokyo Game Show 2001 Autumn", for which
2,051 votes were collected in total from
visitors. The results of the competition
are as follows;
The Result of "The Best Costume in Tokyo
Game Show 2001 Autumn"
|The Grand Prize
|The Second Prize
At this show, collection boxes are placed
in the venue to raise funds for the victims
and their families stricken by the terrorist
attack of in the U.S. The total amount of
raised funds is 106,770 yen. Charity Auction
held at the Event Stage had sales of 489,000
yen, total 595,770 yen will be donate for
the victims of the terrorist attack in the
Furthermore, "The 8th Human Resource
Symposium" was held on October 12, Friday.
Various opinions were exchanged at the symposium.
The next Tokyo Game Show (2002
scheduled for September 2002.
of further details will be released
CESA web site (URL http://www.cesa.or.jp) as well as through PR materials as soon
as details are determined.