Gamescom attracts record 350,000 visitors

30,700 trade visitors headed to Cologne

Gamescom attracts record 350,000 visitors

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.

Setting records

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.

Replacing GDC Europe’s presence, Devcom was said to have attracted more than 3,000 visitors. It hosted 140 sessions with over 200 speakers, as well as 350 journalists from around the world.

“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."

Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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