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345,000 attend Gamescom

Gamescom 2015 attracts record numbers of visitors.




Gamescom 2015 attracts record numbers of visitors.

In total, 345,000 visitors from 96 countries attended this year’s Gamescom event, which was once again held in Cologne.

Gamescom also registered over 5 percent growth in trade visitors, with 33,200 attendees making the trip.


Gerald Böse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse is understandably giddy with excitement: “The signs for a successful Gamescom were very positive and the results have definitely exceeded our expectations. The growth in the number of visitors and exhibitors and the expanded exhibition surface combined with the measures to improve the quality of the event are important components for the permanent and sustainable success of Gamescom.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Maximilian Schenk, Managing Director of BIU – the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software, the conceptual sponsor of Gamescom, said “Gamescom has reached the next level – it has not only experienced further growth this year in terms of the exhibition space and the numbers of trade and private visitors. Thanks to many new events and campaigns, it has also become even more diversified this year. It is a reflection of the increasing significance of computer and video games in our society.”

The game of the show honour went to Electronic Art’s Star Wars Battlefront.

In total the game was awarded prizes in four jury categories: the best of Gamescom award, Best Console Game Sony Playstation, Best PC Game and Best Online Multiplayer Game.

Electronic Arts also topped the list of the public’s favourite and secured itself the Most Wanted Consumer Award with Star Wars Battlefront.

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