There are booths for famous game companies such as Square Enix, Sega, Konami, Sony, Gree and so on.
At the Square Enix booth, there are “Chocobo” decorations from the Final Fantasy series and “Slime monster” from Dragon Quest. You can try upcoming games such as Final Fantasy Type-0 which will be released on October 27, and Final Fantasy XIII-2, due out on December 15.
At the Gree booths, you can try many kinds of mini-games and there are a bevy of beautiful models to show you how to play them. If you play each mini-game, you can get a medal and some Gree goods, including pens, memo pads, bags and cushions.
Sony Computer Entertainment
The buzz at the Sony Computer Entertainment booth is all about the next-generation portable games console, the PlayStation Vita, which goes on sale in Japan on Dec 17.
At the Sega booth, Japanese idol group Idoling attended as guests to promote the puzzle game called “Puyo puyo 20th anniversary.” They tried playing the game on stage. One member, Mai Endo, said that she wants to play “Puyo puyo” with many idols. There are many upcoming games that you can try out, and when you do, you might receive presents such as “uchiwa” fans, jigsaw puzzles, and so on.
Gaming all day is likely to make you hungry, so head over to the food area to the “Moe moe” bread shop where models wearing Japanese schools’ sports wear and swimsuits welcome you. You can buy brad in the shape of cute cats and canned bread that can be saved for up to two years.
Domino’s Pizza and other restaurants are in the food area too.
Merchandise Sales Area
As you would expect at the Tokyo Game Show, there is some unusual merchandise in the shopping area, such as an anime girl mouse pad in which her chest swells out.
Saturday and Sunday are open to the public. If you like playing games, the Tokyo Game Show is an exciting experience. But even if you are not interested in playing games, it is still fun to look at the Japanese unique culture of “moe” and “otaku.”