GamesCom in Cologne, Germany is now considered the largest gaming venue in the world with a staggering 245,000 attendees showing up over a five-day period, according to Koelnmesse press release. The numbers break down to 17,000 trade visitors and 228,000 consumers converged to see what 458 companies from 31 countries had to offer.
Next year’s GamesCom has already been dated, taking place on Aug. 18-22, 2010. Managing director of the German Association of Interactive Entertainment Software, Olaf Walters, is pleased with the success of the first GamesCom, “We are very proud of the premiere of gamescom. It fulfilled all our objectives right away and is the largest game trade fair in the world. Computer and video games are so attractive that our industry is breaking all records despite the economic crisis.”
It looks like the Tokyo Game Show in September has some competition on its hands.