Leipzig: Games Convention 2009 dated, GC 2008 sets record

GC 2008 success; GC 2009 dated - Image 1This year’s Games Convention at Leipzig was a sure fire success. And though some of you might not think that the same could be said about E3, GC 2009 has already been scheduled. Via press release, we find out that this year’s event has set records above and beyond what GC 2007 had, and reception from the masses has definitely shown a good sign that the video games industry is booming more than it used to.

Leipzig 2008 - Image 1With the Leipzig Games Convention 2008 finally closing its curtains, we now get confirmation that next year’s event has already been scheduled. The announcement was made via press release by Leipziger Messe GmbH CEO Wolfgang Marzin: GC 2009 will be held from August 19 to 23, also in Leipzig.

Along with the announcement, we hear of a survey conducted to this year’s event’s visitors, asking them if they’d want to see another GC next year.

Among all the visitors – whether trade exhibitor or part of the general public (some of which have travelled from half way across the world just to see the show) – a vast majority of about 90% agreed.

This makes me think of what the outcome would have been if a survey like this were conducted at the end of this year’s E3, but moving on…

GC 2008’s success is proven by the sheer number of visitors who dropped in: over the four-day period, some 203,000 people came in. Compared to last year, the number of software and hardware companies from around the world who participated in the Leipzig event have increased, from 189 to 234.

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