Visitors to next month's Tokyo Game Show will have the chance to play 27 games for the new PlayStation 3 but visitors are likely to face long waits to do so.

The show, which takes place from September 22 to 24, is likely to be the first event where members of the public can try out games for the eagerly awaited console. Sony will launch the PlayStation 3 in Japan on November 11 and in North America, and Europe and Australasia on November 17.

Organizers are expecting large crowds at the show this year and the size of the show has been expanded to accommodate extra visitors and a greater number of exhibiting companies.

Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi is also scheduled to deliver a keynote speech as the event opens at 10:00 a.m. on September 22.

PlayStation 3 games on display will include:

Railfan; Devil May Cry 4; Fatal Inertia; Blade Storm: Hundred Years War; Mahjong Taikai IV; Coded Arms: Assault; The Eye of Judgment; Warhawk; Gran Turismo Series; Genji; Formula One World Championship; Heavenly Sword; Everybody's Golf 5; MotorStorm; LAIR; Resistance: Fall of Man; Gundam: Target In Sight; Ridge Racer 7 and Armored Core 4.

Sony will also show 16 new titles for the PlayStation Portable, it's handheld gaming device that was launched in late 2004.