Hirai To Deliver "New Strategy For 2009" Keynote At TGS
He officially unveiled the PSP Go for all the world to see at E3, and now, SCE CEO Kazuo Hirai will be delivering the keynote address during this year's Tokyo Game Show.
His speech will be entitled, "New Strategy For 2009," but we don't have any exact details in regards to the content of this interesting talk. He will come to the stage at 10:30 a.m. Tokyo time on September 24, and his presentation will only be one-half of this year's address. As the second part, the expanded session will include a roundtable discussion called, "Perspectives and Strategies of the Top Manufacturers in the Global Age." Those participating in this will be Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada, Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida, and Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto. If you're not familiar with a TGS show, the first two days are only for the business professionals, while the latter part of the show is for the viewing public. Last year, TGS 2008 broke the attendance record by drawing in 194,000 attendees...which, by the way, is nearly five times what E3 drew back in July. Obviously, everyone will be hoping to hear news of a PlayStation 3 price drop or the new PS3 Slim; rumors have been dominating headlines for most of 2009. If such an announcement does arrive, we'll be all over it, even if we won't be in Japan to actually hear it ourselves (but hearing it online is good enough).
The Tokyo Game Show is by far the biggest video game event of the year in terms of sheer numbers, and when about 200,000 people descend upon such an event in a four-day span, that's pretty damn huge.
7/24/2009 Ben Dutka