Tokyo Game Show 2017: Great games and beautiful models

Business Day for the Tokyo Game Show 2017 was huge. I play computer games, but I’m not very knowledgeable about them. So I took pictures of models, watched gameplay, and various stage events. Enough happened to make me think I should buy a gaming console. It was a perfect day.

TGS always has many stage events. And this year, one company brought along something different, Japanese-style wrestling. If you have never seen wrestling in this country, you should, as it is pretty entertaining. They had both female and male matches. The wrestlers were very athletic and fun to watch.

Monster Hunter World giant monster
Monster Hunter World.

One thing I was a little disappointed with was World of Tanks/ They seemed to have downsized again. They had a big booth, but I couldn’t see any big tanks. In previous years the combination of models and tanks brought hordes of photographers. It was a little sad not to see that in 2017.

Playstation 4 Call of Duty World War II limited edition
Playstation 4 Call of Duty World War II Limited Edition.

Once, they had mock-ups of the WW2 O-Ho Japanese tank and the smaller Type 95 tank, but nothing on Business Day 2017. I’m not sure if that reflects the game’s state, but it was a pity that there was nothing to photograph. Maybe something might change when the public attends on Saturday and Sunday.

Phantasy Star Online 2 armored model
Phantasy Star Online 2 armored model.

A good thing for the gaming industry was more PC and console games on display than those for mobile phones. The Sony Xperia booth was big, but other companies were much smaller in size and number at TGS 2017. VR gaming also showed growth, which is a trend we know will grow and grow.

people playing world of tanks at computer booth
The World of Tanks booth.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t go on the public holidays, which was a shame as there would have been many more models. I’ve never attended the whole four days of the event, and I’m keen to do that. Hopefully, I will one day.

And what would Tokyo Game Show 2017 have been without the models? The girls I photographed were stunning. I wonder how many photographers would attend the event if they disappeared? They are an ingrained part of the event.

Even though it does have those crowds, the Tokyo Game Show is a great event. If you love gaming of any type, you should visit it at least once in your life. Luckily, it will return in 2018. I’m sure it will be great.

Tokyo Game Show 2017 photo gear:

  • Camera body: Fujifilm X-T2
  • Lens: Fujifilm  XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

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