San Japan’s Gaming

Electronic / Console / PC

San Japan’s Electronic Gaming areas will be hosting multiple gaming tournaments on multiple large projection screens and over 100 consoles and PCs of all different types. The console / PC sections will be located on the 3rd floor of the convention center in the Hemisfair Ballroom in a 30,000 square feet section. We will have one of the largest game rooms at any Texas anime convention.

For any particular tournament questions please e-mail gaming(at)san-japan.org or ask them at the convention. We will only post the tournament schedules on here since that’s all that is provided to us. Also, the tournament organizers do not give us the tournament rules. We do not pre-register online for tournaments as you will have to pay for them at the convention.

We do not a have a list of what console games will be available on free play.


San Japan 2020 Tournament Schedule Released By August 25th

Tournaments with cash entry are paid on-site at the convention inside the game room. There will be free tournaments which prizes will be from our prize chest (Random Prizes). All tournaments will have a limit by the number of entries and do tend to fill up based on the popularity of the game.

There are no refunds on convention badges even if you are unable to enter a tournament.

Any questions about the tournaments must be sent to congaming@gmail.com as San Japan does not have any information about tournament setups beyond what’s listed in the tournament schedule.

There will be a $500 Pot Bonus for certain games based on the number of entries.

Tournament entries prices will be listed on the schedule when it is released to the public.

Console Tournament Schedule And Pricing

Tournament Schedule will be posted no earlier than August 25th.

Japanese Arcade

San Japan is partnering with multiple arcade suppliers to ensure that we bring Japanese arcade cabinets to our convention attendees. We will list the arcade games by September 1st. Most importantly, all games will be free of charge to play as long as you have a valid convention badge.

San Japan is planning to have nearly 120 arcade cabinets, we will have a plethora of Japanese music rhythm games that you won’t find anywhere else in Texas!

Retro Gaming

Bits To Bytes Gaming and Computer History Museum was established in 2016 to preserve the history of home and arcade entertainment through working examples of retro gaming consoles and other gaming curiosities. Bits to Bytes boasts a mobile museum comprised of more than 100 traditional and handheld consoles, computers and peripheral devices from across every generation of gaming that can be viewed and played with.

The museum goes beyond a cursory look at the gaming industry and tries to include as many examples from video gaming’s rich history as possible. You won’t just find an NES or Genesis at the museum, but a range of devices including numerous Pong-style machines to lesser-known consoles like Milton Bradley’s handheld Microvision.  The museum aims to showcase everything it can related to gaming from Atari to XBOX from all across the world.

Indie Gaming

San Japan is setting up an Indie Gaming section for the convention. Furthermore, it is completely free for Independent Game Developers and comes with one complimentary badge. You can promote your game to the over 20,000 attendees.

Restrictions apply. This section will be for game demonstrations. The complimentary table section will not allow the selling of games. If you wish to sell the game please inquire with San Japan on an Indie Game Booth.

Tabletop Gaming

At San Japan we will have a tabletop section with dozens of games to demo along with a large section to allow fans of CCG/TCG games to play against each other. There will be tournaments throughout the weekend. The tabletop area will require a convention badge in order to participate in all free play and tournaments.

tabletop gaming san japan

Tabletop Area sponsored by Court of Gamers

Tabletop and Card Game Schedule

Tournament Scheduled Posted By September 1st.