METAL GEAR SOLID®: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION PLANNED FOR PLAYSTATION®2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.– February 5, 2008– Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today confirmed speculation that Metal Gear Solid®: the Essential Collection is currently planned for the

PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Now Metal Gear Solid fans have the final chance to fully immerse themselves in the Metal Gear Solid universe before the release of Metal Gear

Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

”Since its inception, the Metal Gear Solid franchise has been one of the most successful game series in the history of video games, receiving worldwide recognition and praise,” said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.“Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection represents a great value for gamers, bringing together three must-have classic titles which pioneered the stealth action genre.”

Metal Gear Solid: the Essential Collection includes the original Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation game console, the director’s cut of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 in a commemorative package with artwork by renowned Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa.

Metal Gear Solid: the Essential Collection is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and sells for a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information visit the website at www.konami.com.

About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include

the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill®, DanceDanceRevolution® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a

publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.konami.com.

© 1987 2008 Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

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About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® game

console, the PlayStation®2 system, the PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation

Family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the

PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the PSP system for the North American market. Based in Foster City,

Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a

wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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