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February 16, 2005
Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

Outline of TOKYO GAME SHOW 2005
Period: September 16, (Fri.) - 18 (Sun.), 2005
Venue: Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe)


Tokyo - February 16, 2005 --The Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA, Chairman: Kenzo Tsujimoto) and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (President & CEO: Yukoh Kawamura) are pleased to announce the holding of TOKYO GAME SHOW 2005, at the Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe, Chiba City) from September 16 (Fri.) through to18 (Sun.), 2005.

Together with the development of the gaming industry, TOKYO GAME SHOW has evolved to become world's premier computer entertainment show since it was first held in 1996. Last year's show saw a significant increase in the number of visitors.
Last year, the number of visitors to the Kid's Area saw a 130% rise from the previous year, which resulted to receiving 10,000 more visitors to the 2004 show, reaching a total of 160,096 for general admission days. This total turnout ranked into the third-largest number of visitors in the history of TOKYO GAME SHOW. In addition, the number of exhibitors and international press has been logging record-high numbers for two consecutive years.

This year, TOKYO GAME SHOW 2005 will be celebrating its 15th anniversary. To solicit 130 exhibitors in 1,500 booth units and more than 150,000 visitors, we plan to employ new approaches to make the TOKYO GAME SHOW even more exciting.


To provide hands-on experience so that visitors can feel the cutting-edge computer entertainment, plans are underway to create an area for mobile contents as well as holding events featuring online games. For the sake of luring more kids and family visitors, we plan to further improve plans to promote the Kids' Area.

On the business day, TOKYO GAME SHOW 2004 received many overseas visitors from 22 countries and regions, mainly from Asia. To further promote the global aspect of the show, we will continue our endeavor to solicit even more visitors and exhibitors from abroad as well as expanding media exposure of TOKYO GAME SHOW 2005.

New video game software for next generation platforms is also expected to debut at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2005. CESA and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. will jointly make the TOKYO GAME SHOW not only an event providing the latest information on computer entertainment, but also an event providing excitement, hope, and dreams for people around the world. Please look forward to TOKYO GAME SHOW 2005!

<Exhibition Outline

Computer Entertainment Supplier's  Association

Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

Supported by:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (planned)

September 16 (Fri.)
Business Day 10:00 – 17:00

September 17 (Sat.)
Open to the public 10:00 – 17:00

September 18 (Sun.)
Open to the public 10:00 – 17:00


Nippon Convention Center (Makuhari Messe)
2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Projected Visitors:
Total 150,000
Projected Booth Spaces:
1,500 units
Admission Fee:

General Visitors
(Junior high school students and above):
Advance Ticket: 1,000 yen (tax incl.) /
Day Ticket: 1,200 yen (tax incl.)

(Elementary school children and under):
Free of charge

Exhibitor Registration Schedule

Closing day for applications:
June 3, Friday
Booth position
allocation meeting:

June 28, Tuesday – For exhibitors who apply for 40 units or above
(Not including units adjoining other exhibitors' units)

July 6, Wednesday – For exhibitors who apply for less than 40 units
(Including units adjoining other exhibitors' units)

Explanatory meeting
for exhibitors:
July 6, Wednesday

< Schedule for the Press >
After the explanatory meeting for exhibitors, more details about exhibitors, organizer's plans, the exhibition theme, etc. will be announced as needed.


Press Inquiries
Tokyo Game Show Management Office, Press Team
E-mail: tgs@publicity-bur. co. jp

Inquiries: TGS Information
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