Konami thanks Games Convention for all the fish, confirms for GamesCOM

Monday, 25th August 2008 18:29 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Konami’s put out a press release – in German on WiiTower – confirming attendance at GameCOM in Cologne next year and thanking Games Convention for, you know, being good and stuff.

“Konami says ‘Thanks, Leipzig’ for the many great years and such a positive time,” said Konami marketing boss Martin Schneider.

“We look back on a great development, which the industry has been allowed to experience in recent years. But with this balance we direct the view now also forward and say ‘Hello GamesCOM 2009 in Köln’.”

That quote’s a mixture of Babelfish and our amazing German skills, so sorry about that, Martin.

Games Convention dates for next year have already been confirmed, but if Konami’s move is indicative of the rest of the games industry – hint: it almost certainly is – there may not be much to look at in Leipzig Messe next August.

Shame. Damn shame.



  1. Daodan

    Yup, well, Cologne not so much.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. wz

    It’s sure as hell is an awkward situation, with the “official” German event moving to Cologne, it was even supposed to be called Games Convention in the early days, and now Messe Leipzip insisting on the success of the previous GC concept.

    Personally, I’d much like to see a big show in Cologne, although I don’t like how the BIU behaves. But then, Cologne is like right next to my house.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. BillyBatts

    Not that much of a shame, as anyone who had to stay in some pokey hotel 45mins drive from the Messe will tell you. Leipzig’s not built to cater for a show that size, unfortunately.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    I stayed in Halle this time. 20 mins to the show on a free train, and it cost €49 a night.

    #4 6 years ago

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