Gamescom 2013 celebrates 23% attendance spike

Attendance numbers of last week’s Gamescom 2013 were up an impressive 23 per cent on the 2012 event, the event’s organisers have revealed.

The world’s largest video games trade expo welcomed over 340,000 people, including 635 exhibitors and 6,000 journalists from 88 countries, to its 14k square metres of exhibition space.

This was games entertainment and business in a new dimension,” Koelnmesse president and CEO Gerald Bse stated. The Gamescom 2013 in Cologne has clearly underlined its position as the largest games trade fair.

As organisers of the fair, we are delighted about this success and would like to thank the affiliated sponsor of the Gamescom, the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) as well as the national and international exhibitors and partners.”

Koelnmesse COO Katharina Hamma added: Rated according to the average number of visitors per day and exhibition space occupied, the Gamescom clearly heads the rankings of the German major fairs.”

Here are some Gamescom 2013 stats:

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 (including the two new consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2012: 330

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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