Why the decline? Well, it's all in the name. Last year's Leipzig Games Convention was a showcase for all things gaming, from consoles to handhelds to the PC. But this year, the bulk of the industry has committed to the rival Games Com show in Köln, leaving Leipzig to pay host to a show about...online gaming.
A show you have to attend in person, about online gaming. No wonder nobody turned up. Indeed, when you put it that way, 43,000 is pretty damn good, all things considered.