Europe's biggest consumer games show Gamescom attracted a record of more than 350,000 visitors from 106 countries.
30,700 trade visitors headed to Cologne for the event, with more than 919 companies from 54 countries represented in the exhibitions halls.
Marking itself as an international event, organisers said the foreign share of exhibitors represented 72% of those in attendance.
For the first time this year Gamescom organisers also put together the inaugural Devcom, a developer conference taking place before and during the main show.
“Gamescom 2017 set new standards and a new visitor record," said Koelnmesse GmbH President and CEO Gerald Böse.
"More than ever, it proved its exceptional, worldwide importance as a 360-degree experience event and a leading communications platform for current and future themes of the computer and video games industry.
“We are very satisfied and are pleased that we were able to offer trade and private visitors the fascination of digital entertainment here in Cologne in this extraordinary form."