GI.Biz writes: "The Tokyo Games Show is, arguably, one of the videogame industry's most unusual fixtures. The innate peculiarity of the Japanese market as seen by western eyes aside, the mere timing of the event makes it distinctly odd.
By the time TGS rolls around, in late September or early October, the release schedule for Christmas has already been firmly locked into place in the USA and Europe. By and large, E3 is the show where we find out what'll appear in October and November. Europe's Game Convention is where the schedule is tweaked and polished. TGS makes a running leap off the end of the pier and misses the boat entirely."