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Gamescom 2013 drew 340,000 visitors, Destiny takes game of the show

This year's gamescom cemented the show's reputation as the world's largest computer and video games trade fair.

A sell-out crowd of over 340,000 attendees from 88 countries visited gamescom 2013, which was the first in the event's history to host two upcoming consoles. That's a 23% increase in attendance on last year.

There were 400 world premiers, from more than 635 exhibitors, hailing from 40 countries. 6,000 journalists attended from 61 countries, up 15% on last year.

Of 170 products submitted for the judge's consideration, 64 were selected for gamescom awards, of which Bungie's shared-worlds shooter Destiny was the big winner with "Best of gamescom", with wins in a further four categories. Dave was pretty impressed with it.

Gamescom 2014 will run August 13 through 17. Organisers provided the following breakdown of various facts and figures related to the 2013 show.

  • Attendance figure:
    2013: > 340,000 (2012: > 275,000)
  • No. of trade visitors:
    2013: 29,600 (2012: 24,500)
  • Internationality of visitors:
    2013: 88 countries (2012: 83 countries)
  • Number of exhibitors:
    2013: > 635 (2012: > 600)
  • Internationality of exhibitors:
    2013: 40 countries (2012: 40 countries)
  • Exhibition space:
    2013: 140,000 sqm (2012: 140,000 sqm)
  • No. of novelties (approx.):
    2013: 400 (2012: 330)
  • Journalists:
    2013: 6,000 (2012: 5,200)
  • Internationality of journalists:
    2013: 61 countries (2012: 54 countries)
  • Visitors at the gamescom festival:
    2013: 120,000 (2012: 120,000)

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