Gamescom 2018 welcomes 370,000 attendees from 114 countries

The annual European gaming event, Gamescom, has seen more attendees than ever before, with around 370,000 people making their way to the show through the week and weekend.

Last year’s show saw 355,000 members of the public attend; trade attendees was also up to 31,200 from 30,700 last year. The event also went that bit more international, welcoming an extra eight nationalities to Gamescom, up to 114 countries.

The number of companies exhibiting at the show was another area to see a rise, with an increase of over a hundred in 2018 – up to 1,037 from 919 last year. While more nationalities were also represented in the exhibitors side – 56 countries showing their wares, compared to 54 last year – the actual ‘foreign share’ of exhibitors fell from 72 per cent in 2017 to 70 per cent.

Meanwhile, the show’s usual awards recognised an array of titles, developers and publishers – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was recognised with the Best of Gamescom gong, while Ubisoft went home with Best Developer. Activision Blizzard nabbed Best Publisher, and Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bagged the coveted public vote.

The full list of winners can be found through here.

Gamescom 2019 will take place from August 20 next year.

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