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TGS 2014 Awards Dominated by PlayStation, But Overall Show Attendance Drops

September 22, 2014 Written by Alex Co

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Sony just mopped the floor at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Not only did the publisher announce new games that caters to the Japanese sector, but it won a ton of awards, too.

To be more specific, eight of the twelve games that received awards from the organizers of TGS are exclusive to PlayStation platforms. The Japan Game Awards: Future Division are handed out by the CESA and voted for by visitors of TGS. 

So, without further ado, here are the TGS 2014 award winners:

Japan Game Awards: Future Division winners

  • The Legend of Heroes: Sen No Kisekii 2 (PS3/Vita)
  • The Order: 1886 (PS4)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)
  • God Eater 2 Rage Burst (PS4/Vita)
  • Psycho Break aka The Evil Within (PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One)
  • Tales of Zestiria (PS3)
  • Phantasy Star Nova (PS3)
  • Bloodborne (PS4)
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4/PS3/Xbox One/Xbox 360)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
  • RYU-GA-GOTOKU 0 Chikaino Basho (PS4/PS3)
  • Oculus Rift (PC)

As you can see, most of the games that won can be played on a PlayStation device. While that might be good news for us PlayStation fans, TGS attendance overall saw a significant dip. Overall attendance for this year’s TGS clocked in at 251,000 across four days, but last year was at 270,197 attendees. This makes the 2014 event the second-highest attended Tokyo Game Show of all time, with 2013 being the highest ever.

The drop for this year’s event was attributed to fewer people attending the show’s public days. Last year, the public days garnered 217,843, while this year only managed 195,399 people.  As for the show’s business days, where exhibitors, media and other industry professionals hit the show floor, it saw an increase of 4,000 compared to last year.

Finally,TGS will once again be held at the Makuhari Messe from Thursday, September 17, 2015 until September 20. 

You can check out PlayStation LifeStyle’s coverage of the event here.

[Source: VG247, Polygon]