TGS 2015: 40% of Games Exhibited Were Mobile, Action is the Most Popular Genre

September 19, 2015Written by Zarmena Khan

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A list of trending platforms and genres obtained by media during the Tokyo Game Show 2015 reveals that 40 percent of the 1,283 games exhibited during the event were mobile titles. PC accounted for 186 games (including Steam and browser games), and a total of 244 games were on display for all current-gen consoles and handhelds combined. The full breakdown is as follows:

iOS – 252 games

Android – 252 games

Other smartphones – 6 games

Feature phone – 8 games

Nintendo 3DS – 29 games

Wii U – 23 games

Wii – 1 game

PlayStation 4 – 103 games

PlayStation 3 – 39 games

PlayStation Vita – 62 games

PlayStation Portable – 1 game

Xbox One – 27 games

Xbox 360 – 7 games

PC – 135 games

PC Browser Games – 28 games

Steam – 23 games

Others – 287 games

This doesn’t come as a surprise considering the recent push into the mobile market in Asia. Many companies including Konami have said that the mobile segment continues to grow in the region as gamers are increasingly shifting to this market. We’re also seeing an increasing number of games being cancelled for handhelds, and instead, being released on mobile platforms. The most recent example of this is Final Fantasy Agito, which was recently cancelled for the PlayStation Vita, reborn as Final Fantasy Type-0 Online for PC and mobiles. 

In terms of genres, Action had the highest representation at this year’s TGS, followed by role-playing and simulation. The full list is as follows:

Action – 208 games

Role-playing – 189 games

Simulation – 122 games

Puzzle – 62 games

Adventure – 70 games

Sports – 8 games

Shooter – 42 games

Action Shooter – 14 games

Action Role-playing – 21 games

Action Adventure – 15 games

Racing – 6 games

Others (Genre) – 222 games

Development Tools – 41

Peripherals – 1

Others (Goods) – 262

Do you think mobiles will dominate the next TGS?