SELL ha annunciato, tramite comunicato stampa, i numeri della Paris Games Week 2015 che ha visto 307 mila visitatori ben il 13% in più rispetto allo scorso anno. Maggiori dettagli nel comunicato riportato di seguito
Record visitor numbers and brand new gaming experiences 307,000 visitors enjoyed Paris Games Week in 2015
The 6th edition of Paris Games Week, the French video game show organised by SELL (the Union of Video Game Publishers), brought together the entire industry at Porte de Versailles over 5 days full of fun, technological, cultural and educational experiences. This year, the French video game trade fair which had taken over 2 halls at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre, welcomed 307,000 visitors, a 13% increase on 2014. Paris Games Week welcomed its audiences to an event that was more intense and immersive than ever before.
|Paris Games Week in figures
307,000 visitors in 2015
In 2015, Paris Games Week increased its exhibition area by 20% to over60,000 square metres exclusively dedicated to video gaming.
123 exhibitors from every video gaming sector attended the show.
The industry at the service of its audience
In 2015, the French video game show became an essential international event for the entire sector. All audiences attended: gamers and their families and all the industry stakeholders. New products, shows, events, European releases, professional trade fair, conferences… From 28th October to 1st November 2015, Porte de Versailles’s heart beat to the dynamic rhythm of the video game industry, the 2nd largest cultural industry in France.
During the October school holidays, publishers, game manufacturers, accessory manufacturers, colleges, universities and studios all came together to offer gamers, with friends or family, all that the video gaming world has to offer. Visitors could try out the new products on display in a festive atmosphere. On the programme this year: over 30 new games were presented as exclusive premiers prior to their release in 2016. Virtual reality was also one of the great stars of the show with immersive demonstrations open to the public. The international competitions federated the greatest names in professional eSports whilst famous YouTubers were at PGW to meet their fans. And 15 colleges and universities welcomed future graduates, providing information and advice… Younger gamers were again honoured this year withParis Games Week Junior: over 2,000m² entirely dedicated to children and their parents where they could test many new products designed for 6-12 year-olds.
Paris Games Week offered everyone a tailored programme, meeting everyone’s expectations.
“The aim of Paris Games Week is to bring together in one place all the diversity of gamers and gaming experiences as well as all the components that make video gaming a culture in its own right. We are very happy to have created a major video game show in Paris, for and with French gamers. ” underlines Emmanuel Martin, General Delegate of SELL.
In the world’s top 5 video game show
Today, Paris Games Week is one of the world’s essential gaming industry events, for gamers as much as for professionals. The 2015 edition has imposed itself as a French and European showcase for video gaming. With international speakers and exclusive announcements, Paris Games Week has become the key event for the video game industry.
“Video gaming is a formidable innovator. It’s an industry that generates growth for our country. We are a genuine laboratory for digital and cultural innovation. We anticipate major trends like virtual reality that will soon be adopted by other industries,“commented Jean-Claude Ghinozzi, Chairman of SELL.
“From tomorrow we’ll be planning the 2016 edition, to ensure it will be even richer in experiences,” he added.
A success for professionals
For the second consecutive year, Game Connection took place during Paris Games Week. This international event for video game professionals, partnered by Capital Games, brought together over 2,700 decision-makers, nearly 23% more than 2014. With over 330 buyers and 67 nationalities represented, Game Connection contributed to the international scope of the event.
Over 3 days, Game Connection offered a programme of conferences, master classes and buyer appointments that included international expert speakers. It was delighted with its partnership with SELL and its ability to offer professional opportunities at the service of a growing industry.
For Pierre Mirlit, Managing Director of Connection Events, “2015 represents huge growth for the event. A 10% increase in appointments means a big rise in business opportunities for all attending. The international scope of Game Connection was once again heightened with a 40% increase in the number of countries represented. We are delighted to invite all video game professionals to the next edition of the event in March 2016, in San Francisco.”
France: an European video game leader
Paris Games Week is firmly established on the international video game calendar. France, now in the top 3 video game markets in Europe with half its population declared as gamers, has become a key marketplace in the sector. Paris Games Week celebrates French gamers and gives them the visibility they deserve on the international stage.
And this year, Paris Games Week hosted a new Games Made in France area partnered by Capital Games. Visitors could meet twenty studios presenting around thirty French creations. A new opportunity for the public to understand that the video game industry is a dynamic creative world where France can boast a special position.
“This year, Paris welcomed 2,700 decision-makers from all over the world. We are delighted by our partnership with Paris Games Week, which is a showcase for the industry’s expertise,” explained Hélène Delay, General Director of Capital Games.
Recognised all over the world for its creativity and excellence, French savoir-faire exports well and video gaming is one of Europe’s most dynamic industries. The combined actions of the industry and the government enhance and strengthen the French gaming sector.
Every year, Paris Games Week receives support from the public authorities. In 2015, SELL would like to thank Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital Business, for visiting the show at its opening on 28th October.