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Free-to-play version of PES 2016 coming to PS4 and PS3

Konami’s FIFA rival Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is getting a free-to-play spin-off. Proving recent rumours true, the game has only been confirmed for PlayStation platforms – that’s PS3 and PS4 – so far. Described as an ‘entry level’ effort designed to attract newcomers (read: FIFA fans) to the franchise, the …

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PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s Japanese launch has highlighted the huge number of gamers still playing on older consoles. According to the latest data from Famitsu, Konami’s football title would’ve claimed the retail chart top spot during its first week if platform sales were combined, shifting over 96,500 units between PS3 …

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Konami convinced PES can catch up with FIFA

Konami says it is closing the gap between its PES series and EA’s football blockbuster, FIFA. Speaking to MCV, the publisher said it wants to be the industry leader in terms of soccer titles. Reviews for PES 2016 are now out, with critics praising the title. We’re definitely catching up …

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Konami to shut down PES 2014 servers this November

The final whistle is about to blow for those still playing PES 2014 online. Konami has announced that it will pull online support from the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 football game on November 17th, just more than two years after its initial release. The move is part of an …

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Konami: We are not at all focusing purely on mobile games

Konami will be doing more in the mobile games market, but it is not abandoning its console business. This comes from a fully translated version of the Nikkei interview with Konami president Hideki Hayakawa. A summary of the interview had already been translated earlier this month, and it seemed to …

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Jon Murphy leaves Konami after 16 years

Konami’s PES team leader in the UK Jon Murphy has left the publisher. The industry stalwart leaves after 16 years during which he stewarded the PES brand through both the glory years and the long struggle to maintain legitimacy against rival FIFA. After 16 years at Konami I’ve decided to …

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Konami says Phantom Pain may not arrive until 2016, it cannot bridge PES quality divide

Konami’s gaming arm has reported a 62 per cent decline in operating income to 70.6bn (427m) for the nine months ending December 31st. Sales for the period fell 11 per cent to 6bn (36m). Analyst David Gibson reported on Twitter that Konami acknowledged concerns about the length of Metal Gear …

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VideoGamer firm launches new sports games site

Sportra, a website dedicated to sports video games, is now live. The site has been launched by Pro-G Media, the publisher of VideoGamer.com, and is run by former VideoGamer editor Tom Orry and new writer Brett Phipps. Sportra focuses on providing news, videos and gamer guides around the market’s biggest …

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