Gamescom in Cologne, Germany last week attracted 335,000 attendees from 88 countries. This is a small drop from the 340,000 that attended in 2013.
"The Gamescom is the most important platform for the European computer and video games industry," said Koelnmesse CEO Gerald Böse. "The increase on the exhibitor side, both in terms of the absolute number as well as the international, underscores that clear."
"As organiser of the fair, we are pleased that the Gamescom is set as a firm date in the industry. For the location Cologne the Gamescom is also of great importance, because the computer and video games industry is an industry of the future, which provides a boost for the fair site Cologne."
"This year's Gamescom has shown the increasing importance of digital games. After the presentation of the new generation of consoles in the past year, 2014 the fantastic new game worlds were in focus at Gamescom and which could be, for the first time, tested out by the players themselves. The industry goes after Gamescom very confident into the second half of 2014."
In total there were 700 exhibitors from 47 countries that used a total of 140,000 square meters of exhibition space. There were 31,500 trad visitors and 6,000 members of the press.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.
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