|Tokyo Game Show 2008|
The Tokyo Game Show is a video game expo / convention held in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. Like the Leipzig Games Convention, but in contrast to E3, the Tokyo Game Show allows the general public to attend during the final two days. As a result, it has much higher attendance than E3.
The first Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996. Originally, the show was held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the autumn (in the Tokyo Big Sight), but this format was discontinued in 2002 when the show was held only in the autumn. The show is still held once a year.