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Nintendo World 2011 Attended By 26,000 People

Event proves to be far smaller in scale than a Tokyo Game Show or World Hobby Fair.

Outside of Zelda, the lines to play games at Nintendo World weren't too long.

Nintendo World 2011 saw attendance of 26,000 people over its three days this past weekend, Mainichi reports today. The event was held from the 8th through the 10th (a holiday) at the Makuhari Messe convention center.

The Makuhari Messe also plays host to events like the Tokyo Game Show and World Hobby Fair, but these tend to see far greater attendance. Last year's TGS, for instance, saw a record 207,657 attendees over its four days.

Past Nintendo events like Nintendo World Touch! DS, which toured the nation ahead of the DS's release, saw total attendance of 83,363. Going back further, Nintendo Space World 2001, held over a three day period in 2001, saw 81,000 attendance. (You can see more past event attendance at Nintendo's event page).

Interestingly, Nintendo may gain more exposure for the 3DS at the system's next demo event, the World Hobby Fair. This kicks off on a four city tour this weekend in Osaka. A Tokyo showing is set for the following week. For a list of what's playable at World Hobby Fair, see this story. For a look at the most recent WHF event, see this story.

You'll find all our Nintendo World 2011 coverage here, including impressions, news, photos from the event, and a mobile blog.

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