As many readers will know, this year’s Tokyo Game Show 2020 took place digitally in light of the global coronavirus scare. With the event all wrapped up now, here’s a look back at how many attended the show virtually – and what the show’s plans next year will be like!
According to the Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association, TGS 2020 Online saw a whopping 31.6 million views during its run from from September 23 – 27 this year. During the show, developers revealed new details for titles such as Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Gal*Gun Returns and more.
Here’s a in-depth breakdown of online platforms that fans viewed the event from:
- Total Views: 31,606,942
- YouTube: 4,050,963 (English and Chinese included)
- Twitter: 7,511,301 (English and Chinese included)
- Niconico: 1,726,014
- Twitch: 875,350 (English included)
- TikTok LIVE: 98,012
- Douyu (China): 1,069,377
- Bilibili (China): 2,315,761
- Douyin, Xigua, Toutiao (China): 10,590,828
- IGN: 3,369,336 (English included)
Moving forward, the Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association expects the event to go back to a physical format in 2021. It subsequently announced that Tokyo Game Show 2021 would return to its usual venue at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan – and take place from September 30 – October 3, 2021.
We’ll report back when we get more details about TGS 2021 next year. Stay tuned!