Tokyo Game Show Exhibitors Announced: Sony Leads the Charge; Microsoft Absent Again

on July 1, 2016 3:00 PM

Today the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, that organizes Tokyo Game Show each year, released the list of exhibitor for this year’s show, that will start on September 15th and end on September 18th at the traditional Makuhari Messe location in Chiba, near Tokyo.

General Exhibition

Asomibo
Ariadne Thread Japan
Arc System Works
ArtCraft-Studio
Inti Creates
Intel Corporation
Wargaming Japan
ALIENWARE
Epic War
MSI/SteelSeries
Netherlands Pavilion Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Kadokawa Games
Capcom
GREE
Dengeki Game of Blitz
KONAMI
Koei Tecmo Games
Sakura Small Short-term Insurance
Chiffon
Square Enix
Studio Edofumi
Sega
Sendai City / Business Oulu (Finland)
Sony Interactive Entertainment
2K / Take-Two Interactive Japan
DMM GAMES
D3 Publisher
Daylight Studios
Digital Works Entertainment
DXRACER
Dengeki Online
Dengeki PlayStation
Twitch
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Pygmy Studios
Vuzix
Famitsu
4Gamer.net
Bushiroad
Flyhigh Works
Fruitbat Factory
Prototype
MAXGAMES
MIRA
Liberte
Rossomodello
Warner Music Japan

Indie Game Corner

IMGN.PRO
Active Gaming Media
Amusement Media Comprehensive School
AMG GAMES
RNG STUDIOS
Ibaraki Creator’s House (STUDIO SHiFT-UP / Magical Rod)
Imagos Softworks
THE GOOD MOOD CREATORS
Cross Function
GAMES BY MO
GAMENAMI
CoConut Island Studio
Chorus Worldwide
SummerTimeStudio
Gemdrops
Silicon Studio
DIGITAL HAPPINESS
DEVOLVER DIGITAL
NATSUME ATARI INC.
NIGORO
Nikkatsu
Nenet
Noxy Games
Pygmy Studios
Funteq
4th cluster
BOOMCO GAMES
Beijing Initory Technology
Hexadrive
Bombservice
MIDBOSS
Millo Games
UEI Solutions
Lucky Flag
LiRise Technology
Left Foot Games
Type 36/Rikushiki
Rocket Engine
RocketPunch Games

VR Corner

InfoLens
H2L
HTC
KEEN VISION INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
Creek and River
Kodansha
CS reporter’s
Giant Cop
Shanghai Arts United Software
Shenzhen Dlodlo Technologies
Studio Mugen
Sojitz Planet
Tayutau
Building blocks production
Dentsu Science jam
FOVE
Forum8
FUTURETOWN
Production IG
Prodigy
Beiouruf
Beijing Time of Virtual Reality Technology
Pocket Kreiz
MERGE VIRTUAL REALITY
UEI Solutions
Live2D
Land Ho
REALIS

Unsurprisingly, Sony Interactive Entertainment will lead the charge among console manufacturers, while Microsoft appears to be absent for the second year in a row. Last year they opted to hold their own event shortly after TGS, and it’s very possible that they’ll do the same this year.

Nintendo is also absent, but this also should not surprise, because Nintendo traditionally does not attend Tokyo Game Show, and prefers to make its announcements outside of Japan’s most popular gaming event.

Of course this means that an appearance of the upcoming Nintendo NX at the event is very unlikely.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.