According to the organisers of TGS, as of today the projected participation for their upcoming annual event is 168 exhibitors occupying 1,708 booths which would make it even larger in scale than the largest past show (148 exhibitors, 1,701 booths, in 2006). This may be due to the fact that this year marks the introduction of software titles for the new game platforms released over the past 1-2 years.
Mobile telephony is offering a greatly expanded range and depth of services, and mobile games are no exception. This year, three major carriers including special sponsor NTT DoCoMo will be exhibiting their latest products and services. And there will be a greater international presence than ever before, with 51 exhibitors from around the world. Firms from The Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand will be making their first appearance, while others from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Israel, Korea, Taiwan,Hong-Kong,China and other countries and regions will continue to deepen the international flavor of the show.
This year will also expand the Business Day component of the program for exhibitors and visitors wishing to do business to two full days. As part of this expansion, the Developer Tools and Middleware Corner will be re-envisioned as the Business Solutions Corner. The number of exhibitors is set to more than double this year, from 12 last year to 29 in 2007. As in 2006, TGS2007 will occupy Halls 1 through 8 of the Makuhari Messe convention center.