These TGS Crowds Will Swallow the EarthLuke Plunkett9/17/11 7:00amFiled to: TgsTgs2011SegaKonami12EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Sony's TGS booth isn't actually that busy, because half of it has been shut down. So the crowds are manageable. At Sega's booth, though, things are getting a little crazy. This crowd, spilling out and around the edges of Sega's booth for a presentation, is one of the biggest we've ever seen at the Tokyo Game Show. Advertisement Advertisement Which may sound like a testament to the pull of Sega, but in reality, it's bananas like this in all kinds of places (Konami especially, pictured left), with crowds looking like they'll be some of, if not the biggest this show has ever seen. Leading many here this week to ponder: where is this disconnect coming from? Why are companies scaling back their presence at this show while more and more people flock to see them?The two best explanations we've heard (or maybe even come up with ourselves) follow: that either everyone but Sony gave up because they knew the Vita would steal the show, or that this is a temporary blip caused the current global economic downturn (which has hit Japan especially hard). Sponsored Whichever it is, mood on the street is that things will inevitably be bigger next year to accommodate the crowds.You can contact Luke Plunkett, the author of this post, at email@example.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.