More than 275,000 people attended this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany according to the event's organizer. Those numbers are in line with last year's attendance of the European gaming expo open to the public and press. Last year's attendance was "about 275,000," according to show officials. Organizers say that next year's show will take place August 21 – 25 in Cologne, Germany.
This year's show also saw visitors and exhibitors from 83 countries attend, promoting products in various circles including PC, consoles, mobile and social game titles.
"The concept of gamescom has borne fruit: as a leading international trade fair, it presents all types and aspects of games for all platforms," said Dr. Maximilian Schenk, Managing Director of BIU, the event's organizers. "We would like to thank most sincerely the gamer community, the visitors, exhibitors and partners, the City of Cologne, the State of North Rhine Westphalia, our partner country South Korea and especially Koelnmesse. We can all be very proud of gamescom 2012 – and we intend to continue in the same vein in 2013."