Gamescom scores a quarter of a million visitors

Gamescom scores a quarter of a million visitors

By Rob Crossley

August 24th 2009 at 11:41AM

Organisers hail its consumer/trade show a â??complete successâ??, Gamescom 2010 dated

Around 245,000 attendees visited this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne, organiser Koelnmesse has announced.

“Straight away this makes Gamescom the largest games fair in the world,” said the group.

The show, which opens its doors to the public as well as the games industry, saw 458 exhibiting companies come from 31 countries.

"The gamescom premiere ran splendidly. We are very happy with the enthusiastic response of both exhibitors and visitors, said Koelnmesse MD Oliver Kuhrt.

Next year’s Gamescom event will take place from August 18-22, the group added.