TGS 2008 headlines

Day two of TGS saw over 24K people walk through the door

TGS organizer CESA has reported that day two totals for the event accounted for 24,605 attendees, which beats out last year’s second day total of 24,178. Day one this year saw 27,434 people walk through the door, compared to day one’s 27,305 in 2008. Tthe first two days of the show are only open to […]

  • TGS best of show winners announced

    CESA’s announced the best games of TGS 2008, as you can see here if you can read Japanese. If you can’t, look below: Idolm@ster – Namco Bandai – PSP Gyakuten Kenji – Capcom – DS White Knight Story – Sony – PS3 Star Ocean 4 – Square Enix – Xbox 360 Final Fantasy: Dissidia – […]

  • Hirai - We're not "recession-proof"

    Speaking to the Wall Street Journal at TGS, PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai has issued a note of caution to recent quotes saying the games trade will easily ride the wave of global recession, but has said it will be more resilient than standard manufacturing industries. “I wouldn’t go so far as to say we’re recession-proof, […]

  • Konami "actively looking" at MGS4 on 360

    Japanese investment research firm MorningStar has published a paper from TGS quoting a Konami rep saying the firm is looking at moving MGS4 to 360. We did actually tell you about this in July, but there we are. “We’re actively looking into a release for the Xbox 360,” the spokesperson apparently said. Obviously, this sort […]

  • A Halo MMO would be "pretty challenging" - Bungie

    Speaking to GI at TGS, Bungie PR boss Brian Jarrard has claimed that Bungie only had a vague idea anyone was working on a Halo MMO, and that creating one would be “pretty challenging” thanks to the necessary creation of “a whole new layer of fiction” in the Halo universe. “They are like our lunchtime […]

  • TGS attendance hits all-time high

    According to this Gamespot piece, TGS’s attendance this year was the highest ever, up to 194,288 from the previous record of 193,040 in 2007. Here’s a b-b-breakdown of people per day through the gates, with last year’s numbers in brackets: Day 1: 27,305 Visitors (29,783 Visitors) Day 2: 24,178 Visitors (32,390 Visitors) Day 3: 71,639 […]

  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope gets more Tokyo screens

    TGS is clearly the show that keeps on giving. GameInfoWire’s posted up a new set of shots for Star Ocean: The Last Hope, and extremely pretty they are too. No fixed date for this yet, aside from “2009”. Take a look.

  • TGS08 public attendance up on first day

    According to this Kotaku report, public attendance at TGS was up over 7,000 compared to last year on the show’s first non-business day. As reported yesterday, trade attendance for the show was down around 11,000 year-on-year. More through the link.

  • TGS trade attendance falls again

    According to this Kotaku story, trade attendance for TGS has fallen again, dropping around 11,000 for the business days compared to last year. Around 27,000 people attended the first day of the event, with just over 24,000 hitting the second day. No figures are in yet for consumer attendance. More through the link.

  • Bionic Commando movie is "definite possibility"

    Speaking to Kotaku, Capcom producer Ben Judd has said a Bionic Commando movie may not be the stupidest idea in the world. “I mean, we’ve already got action figures and a comic book; movies are a definite possibility,” he said. “Capcom are active IP holders, they do a lot of turning stuff into movies, so […]

  • Yoshida: We want 360 to succeed in Japan

    Speaking to EG at TGS, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida’s said the firm wants 360 to do well in Japan as success for the opposition will help switch the Japanese public onto HD gaming. “I like to see people here in Japan showing interest in high-definition gaming and more sophisticated gaming experiences,” he said. […]

  • TGS: Monster Hunter 3: tri shots bring the pretty

    On Kotaku, especially for Blerk. As reported, the latest in the Monster Hunter series is looking pretty special in the graphics department. Take a look. No guarantee of a western release as yet.

  • Greenberg takes Tokyo: Japanese third-parties have shifted "from the PlayStation brand to Xbox 360"

    Xbox production head Aaron Greenberg has claimed that the Japanese games publishing market has undergone a “tremendous shift” towards Xbox 360, with third-party publishers now looking to the Microsoft machine to get out of Japan and into the West. “I think there’s been a tremendous shift,” he told Major Nelson after the first day of […]

  • Greenberg hammers Blu-ray at TGS: "We have no plans to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience"

    An exasperated Aaron Greenberg has flatly denied there are any plans to add Blu-ray to the Xbox platform. Seriously: it’s not happening. “We have no plans to integrate Blu-ray into the Xbox experience,” the Microsoft production boss told Major Nelson in Tokyo in response to recent rumours that a contract had ben awarded to create […]

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