Tokyo Game Show 2020 Planned to be Moved Online, Physical Event Cancelled

The event was previously scheduled for September 24 to 27 at Makuhari Messe

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Tokyo Game Show announced on May 8 that the 2020 show, which was scheduled to be held from September 24 to September 27, is planned to be moved online "due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)," says a press release from organizers of the exhibition, the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA). The show was planned to be held at Makuhari Messe, the same venue as the 2019 show.


The full press release reads:


"TOKYO GAME SHOW 2020(TGS2020), scheduled to be held from September 24 (Thu.) to 27 (Sun.), 2020, is now planned to take place online. TGS2020, which is usually held at Makuhari Messe, is cancelled. TGS2020 is organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA, Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa) and co-organized by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (President & CEO: Naoto Yoshida) and Dentsu Inc. (Representative Director: Hiroshi Igarashi)


Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale and the situation remains unpredictable in Japan as well, the organizer and the co-organizers have reached this decision after a long consideration to place the utmost priority on the health and safety of visitors, exhibitors, and stakeholders. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation."


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The release notes that more information, including details on the online event, will be released later this month on the official website.


Source: Press Release


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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