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Minecon the "largest convention for a single game," according to Guinness

Guinness World Records has announced MineCon 2015 has broken the record for the largest convention for a single videogame.” This year’s Minecon attracted 10,000 attendees – enough to set a new record for an event centered around video game IP. "For a multi-genre games convention to attract 10,000 fans is …

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Gamescom 2014 attracts 335,000 attendees

335,000 attendees from 88 countries made their way into the halls of Gamescom this year, organizers have announced. The figure is slightly down from Gamescom 2013’s total of approximately 340,000 individuals in attendance, but still a staggering number all things considered. Along with the attendance total, the show’s organizers also …

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Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Multiplay’s gaming festival Insomnia51 scored its biggest ever crowd across the Easter weekend. Over 20,000 gamers turned out for the first Insomnia event of 2014 and the highest attendance for Multiplay in its 17-year history. It smashed the figures for last year’s 50th anniversary event, which prompted the move to …

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Tokyo Game Show sets new attendance record

More people attended last week’s Tokyo Game Show than in any previous year of the popular expo. Gematsu reports that a total of 270,197 people were welcomed through the doors between September 19th-22nd, beating last year’s attendance record of 223,753. September 22nd was the busiest day, with 115,444 people trumping …

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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 …

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Latest Major League Gaming event breaks attendance records

Major League Gaming’s latest Pro Circuit event hit new heights in terms of attendance, the organization has revealed. Fans and competitors combined to make up 21,000 attendees at the three-day Spring Championship in Anaheim, California – which the league states sets a new record for the largest crowd in the …

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MCM Group expects biggest year ever

A new Birmingham Expo will help fire MCM Group to record levels in 2012. Last year, the company’s six shows drew in an all-time high of 170,000 attendees.In addition to the usual London and Midlands MCM Expos, the Group will launch the MCM Expo Birmingham Comic Con in March. As …

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Triumphant Eurogamer Expo returning in 2012

The doors have finally closed on this year’s Eurogamer Expo, and already the company has announced the dates for next year’s event. Eurogamer Expo 2012 will take place at Earls Court once again between September 27th and September 30th. And Eurogamer boss Rupert Loman is already thinking about the expo’s …

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GAMEfest will return in 2012

Retailer GAME has confirmed that it will host a second GAMEfest in 2012. It estimates that 30,000 gamers will attend the event at the Birmingham NEC, which opened its doors today and will run until Sunday. Partners for this year’s gathering include Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, EA and Activision. The most …

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