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The Guide for the Tokyo Game Show '99 Autumn

  • Tokyo Game Show '99 Autumn

    More than 400 new entertainment software, including those not yet in stores, are put on display twice a year at the Tokyo Game Show. As the world's leading exhibition where software is advertised directly to the users, the show draws hundreds of thousands of visitors eager to catch a glimpse of the latest trends in entertainment software industry.

    For foreign game makers, the Tokyo Game Show is a prime opportunity to find partners for software sales and to appeal to the Japanese market. Many software makers from Asia and Europe have had great advertising success with their Game Show displays.

    Show attendees can see and experience hundreds of the latest titles, main platforms and potable handy games. Network games and PC games are also on display at the show. More than 1,000 titles go on the market in Japan each year, and most of them make their debut at the Tokyo Game Show. New software for upcoming hardware will also be displayed. "NAVI PLAZA" has various programs, including event stages, projection of booths on a large screen by live report, exhibitors' information retrieval by computers. Well-reputed Kids' Corner and Overseas Exhibit Corner which has started since last exhibition will also appear again in the next show.

    The Tokyo Game Show '99 Autumn is scheduled for September 17 - September 19 at Makuhari Messe (Nippon Convention Center). About 25,000 visitors, including domestic and foreign buyers and the media, are expected to attend on day 1, the industry and press day. Day 2 and 3 are mainly for the public users who want to try the new titles. More than 130,000 visitors are expected during those 2 days.

    Total sales of the Japanese video game industry totaled 1 trillion yen in 1998. This is in part the result of the efforts of software makers that use the Tokyo Game Show to introduce newly developed software to users and to develop new sales networks worldwide. The extensive, international media coverage of the event is a plus for software makers trying to promote their products to a global market.

    The show is presented by the Computer Entertainment Software Association (CESA), an organization consisting of entertainment software companies and related companies, including platform makers. The first Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996. The show has been held twice a year (spring and autumn) since 1997, making this autumn's show the seventh exhibition. Regularly drawing more than 150,000 visitors, the Tokyo Game Show's attendance makes it one of the most well-known event in Japan.

  • Tokyo Game Show '99 Autumn Event Profile;
TITLE Tokyo Game Show '99 Autumn
OWNED BY Computer Entertainment Software Association (CESA)
SUPPORTED BY The Ministry of International Trade and Industry
SPECIAL
SPONSORED BY
NTT Mobile Communications Networks,Inc.
SPONSORED BY NINTENDO
SEGA ENTERPRISES
Sony Computer Entertainment
COOPERATION Microsoft Co.,Ltd.
PERIODS September 17(Fri)
The Industry and Press Day 10:00 - 17:00
September 18(Sat)
General Admission Day 10:00 - 18:00
September 19(Sun)
General Admission Day 10:00 - 17:00
PLACE MAKUHARI MESSE
(Nippon Convention Center 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba City)
Exhibition Halls 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8
Total Exhibition Area 54,000 m2
EXHIBITORS Computer entertainment industry / Publishers / Professional schools of computers(74 companies)
ADMISSION FEE Adults (Junior High School and over) 1,200 yen (tax incl.)
Advance Ticket 1,000 yen (tax incl.)
Children (Primary School and under) FREE
EVENT OFFICE Tokyo Game Show Event Office
3F Annex Bldg., 1-22-10, Nishi-shinbashi,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0003 Japan
Phone : +81-3-3591-1421
Fax : +81-3-3591-1422
URL : http://www.cesa.or.jp/

  • The list of all exhibitors '99 Autumn;
AthenaJALECO LTD.
ASCII Corp.Japan Electronics College
ATLUS CO.,LTD.KADOKAWA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.
Bandai Co.,Ltd.Korea Game Promotion Center
Bandai Visual Co.,Ltd.KODANSHA
Banpresto co.,Ltd.KOEI CO.,Ltd.
BROCCOLI GAMERSKONAMI Co.,Ltd.
CAPCOMKonami Computer Entertainment School Co.,Ltd.
COMPILEM2TO Inc.
COSPA inc.Media Create Co., Ltd
CREST Co.,Ltd.Media Works Inc.
CULTURE BRAIN INC.Microsoft Co.,Ltd.
DAIKOKU DENKI CO.,LTDNAMCO LTD.
DATA EASTNEC Interchannel,Ltd.
DATAM POLYSTAR CO.,LTD.Niigata Computer College
DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT ACADEMY CORP.Nippon Computer Systems Corporation
EIDOS INTERACTIVE KKNippon Cultural Broadcasting
Electronic Arts Square K.K.Pro Pacific Japan
ENIXSammy Corporation
EPOCH CO.,LTD.SEGA ENTERPRISES
ESP Inc.SNK CORPORATION
F&C with AlchemistSOFTBANK Publishing Inc.
FAB COMUNICATION CO.,LTDSony Computer Entertainment Inc.
FaceSQUARE Co.,Ltd.
first smile entertainment ltd.SUNRISE INTERACTIVE INC.
FUJIMIC,INC.SUNSOFT
Future Bee Co.,Ltd.TAITO CORPORATION
GAGA communications inc.TAKARA CO.,LTD.
Gamer' DreamTECMO,LTD.
HOBBY JAPAN CO.,LTD.TOKUMA SHOTEN Co.,Ltd. INTERMEDIA COMPANY
HUDSON SOFT. CO.,LTDTokyo Net Wave
Human Academy Game CollegeTOKYO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
IDEA FACTORYTOMY
Imagineer Co.,Ltd. [Imadio]TRIDENT SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
INCREMENNT P CORP.TYO
Info RepublicUbi Soft Entertainment
J.WING Co.,Ltd.Victor Interactive Software Inc.
    Please contact the event office to get the application form if you wish to register for media/press report of the "Tokyo Game Show '99 Autumn". CESA will hopefully welcome many visitors joining from every corner of the world.

    For farther information, please contact:
    Computer Entertainment Software Association
    Tokyo Game Show Event Office
    TEL (+81) 3-3591-1421
    FAX (+81) 3-3591-1422
    E-mail: info@cesa.or.jp


  • Access to Makuhari Messe (http://www.m-messe.co.jp/) ;

    Access by Train
    *JR Keiyo Line Kaihinmakuhari Station (5min. walk)
    [30 min. from Tokyo station to Kahinmakuhari station, 12 min. from Soga station]
    *JR Soubu Line Makuharihongo Station (Route Bus for Makuhari Messe or Kaihinmakuhari station, approx. 15min.)
    [40min. from Akihabara station to Makuharihongo station, 15min. from Chiba sta.]

    Access by Car
    *Approx. 40 min. drive from downtown Tokyo through Capital Express Way
    From Wangan Narashino IC of Higashi Kanto Express Way or Makuhari IC of Keiyo Express Way [Approx. 5 min. to Messe]
    *Approx. 30 min. from Narita area
    From Wangan Chiba IC of Higashi Kanto Express Way [Approx. 5 min. to Messe]
    Parking
    *Messe Big Parking Lot: 5,500 cars *Messe Mall Parking Lot: 1,100 cars

    There are some City Hotels around Messe and the limousine buses are available directly from Narita Airport.


  • Tokyo Game Show in the Past

Tokyo Game Show'96 '97 Spring '97 Autumn '98 Spring '98 Autumn '99 Spring
DATEAug. 9 (Fri.) to 11 (Sun.) Apr. 4 (Fri.) to 6 (Sun.) Sep. 5 (Fri.) to 7 (Sun.) Mar. 20 (Fri.) to 22 (Sun.) Oct. 9 (Fri.) to 11 (Sun.) Mar. 19 (Fri.) to 21 (Sun.)
PLACETokyo Big Site Tokyo Big Site Makuhari Messe Makuhari Messe Makuhari Messe Makuhari Messe
Official Visitors109,649 121,172 140,630 147,913 156,455 163,448
Exhibitors 87
(900 booths)
104
(1,199 booths)
104
(1,320 booths)
93
(1,360 booths)
92
(1,481 booths)
82
(1,530 booths)


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