Tokyo Game Show to open, features next-generation home game
The Tokyo Game Show, one of the world's largest gaming events, will open in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo on Thursday.
This year's show features next-generation home game. One of the highlights is a hands-on demonstration of Sony's PlayStation 4 console, which is set to hit the U.S. and Canadian markets on Nov. 15.
The other strong opponent is Xbox One game console from rival Microsoft, which is a successor to the Xbox 360 launched eight years ago. Along with eight titles for the device, it will come into the market in November.
As of last month, a record 342 exhibitors from all over the world, including 153 countries except for Japan, are expected to showcase game titles at the Makuhari Messe convention center, according to the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association.
The event will be open only to the media and gaming industry for the first two days, and then to the public on Saturday and Sunday.