gamescom 2022 visitor numbers: 265,000 were there in Cologne

gamescom 2022 visitor numbers: 265,000 were there in Cologne

Because of the corona pandemic, fans had to visit the for three long years gamescom waive. This year, the world’s largest trade fair for computer and video games finally opened its doors again in Cologne and was able to look forward to a enormous rush of visitors.

The organizers of gamescom 2022 draw a positive conclusion: on the five days of the fair up until yesterday, August 28, streamed more than 265,000 visitors the exhibition center to marvel at the highlights of the around 1,100 exhibitors from the gaming industry worldwide.

In 2019, with 373,000 participants, there were more visitors on site, but in view of the ongoing pandemic, the organizers are overwhelmed by the interest of the participants.

Impressions of gamescom 2022 in Cologne © – Dustin Hasberg

The organizers only count until Saturday evening over 130 million views over the entire gamescomshow program12 million views were at the Opening Night Live included.

A complete success after such a long dry spell – even if a few large developer studios like Sony’s PlayStation and Nintendo weren’t there.

The most important highlights of Gamescon 2022 do we have here summarized for you – of course we were also from on site and have collected first impressions, for example of the new game highlights from home Microsoft Xbox, Ubisoft, THQ Nordic, Bandai Namco, Square Enix and bethesda.

Ubisoft-gamescom 2022
The interest at gamescom 2022 is great © – Dustin Hasberg

“The many partners and the entire gamescom team fought hard during this restart to ensure that gamescom 2022 can finally take place in the Cologne exhibition halls again. Neither the trade fair industry in general nor Koelnmesse in particular have an easy path behind them. And yet, together with all the exhibitors, we managed to get hundreds of thousands of people on site and millions of people around the world excited about gamescom. I am particularly pleased that so many visitors and exhibitors from abroad came to Cologne to celebrate their passion for games together – this year gamescom is more international than ever.” says Gerald Böse, CEO of Koelnmesse.

Felix Falk, Managing Director of game – Association of the German Games Industry adds: “Gamescom is finally back. Despite the special challenges for everyone involved this year, you could feel the unique atmosphere everywhere from day 1. After more than two years with exclusively digital events, the joy of real meetings in the industry and community was huge. Overall, gamescom 2022 exceeded our expectations: With this on-site comeback together with our once again expanded digital offering, we are optimally positioned for the successful hybrid future of gamescom.”

gamescon 2023 date set!

The next gamescom 2023 takes place as usual in Cologne: From August 23 to 27, 2023 invites Cologne again to the largest games fair. On August 22, 2023, gamescom will open again with Opening Night Live. Let’s hope nothing comes up.

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