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TGS 2008 moves to October

The hotels will still all be booked.

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The dates for this year's Tokyo Games Show have been revealed, and organiser CESA has decided to push it back from last year's September slot to October 9-12, reports.

The show, which takes place at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, will again feature two business days and two public days, a plan introduced last year in a bid to take advantage of the downsizing of E3.

That move saw a record-breaking attendance of over 193,000 attendees, according to official figures, as well as a total of 217 exhibitors from 19 countries - and specifically around 27,000 extra visitors across the two business days when compared to the single business day in 2006.

Following last year's slimmed down E3, the organising body ESA has opted for a return to the LA Convention Center - though it's not intended that it will resume its previous format and has promised tougher measures on admittance. hopes that means it will be colder.

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