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PES 2012 demo delayed on 360

The demo for football title PES 2012 is out now for PS3 and PC but Xbox 360 owners will have to wait until next month to play it. Konami blamed the delay from August 24th to September on unforeseen issues”. The downloadable demo allows users to take control of six …

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Brand Map: Football games

Time to start gearing up for the latest annual Q4 football game showdown between Electronic Arts and Konami.FIFA 12 versus Pro Evolution Soccer 2012. It seems that despite treading on each other’s toes, there are some clear differentiations growing between these two old rivals. In developing the Brand Maps GameVision …

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‘PES and FIFA war has transformed football genre’

The ongoing battle between PES and FIFA is having a revolutionary effect on the football genre, says Konami. Pro Evo team leader Jon Murphy believes that before FIFA’s recent critical resurgence, football games had stagnated. Now, with Konami and EA going toe-to-toe on quality, the genre has improved drastically. We …

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PES 2012 is revealed

Konami has announced the first details of PES 2012, which is due out on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PC and PS2 this autumn. Key words in this year’s pre-release hype are "instinct" and "teamwork". The AI engine has undergone a major overhaul, with attacking emphasised as the cornerstone of …

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Konami profits drop 3%

Japanese publisher Konami generated YEN 12.9bn (98m) in profit for its financial year ending March 31st 2011, a three per cent drop from last year’s YEN 13.3bn (101m). Net revenues fell 1.6 per cent year-on-year from YEN 262.1bn (2bn) to YEN 258bn (1.9bn). This is across its overall business. In …

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PES improvements ‘are beginning to be noticed’

Having told MCV that the process of rebuilding the PES franchise is a long one, Konami’s Pete Stone has also claimed that some of the series’ recent improvements have gone largely unnoticed. Konami believes the media has yet to catch up with the game’s actual improvements and that it is …

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Konami: ‘Rebuilding PES is a long process’

Konami has told MCV that while Pro Evolution Soccer may never beat EA’s FIFA in terms of sales, it can still be a success on its own terms. It also claimed that after losing its status as the critics’ favourite, PES is closing the gap on its great rival in …

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FIFA makes users ‘more aggressive’ than COD

Call of Duty, Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto – these are the familiar names of killer games sewing their evil seeds in the minds of children across the nation. But little did we know that a far more dangerous threat has been lurking on our kids’ shelves for years in the …

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PES series hits 69m sales

The Pro Evolution Soccer series has sold roughly 69 million units worldwide. This achievement was revealed in Konami’s latest financial results, in which the publisher reported a decrease in the losses it had suffered across the board. The report highlighted PES 2011 as one of the company’s key sales drivers, …

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EAs respect for excellent PES team

A by-product of FIFA’s growing commercial success has been a sustained and reasonably emphatic superiority over FIFA’s great rival franchise, PES – the one that used to be considered the connoisseurs’ choice. Speaking exclusively to MCV, EA Sports boss Peter Moore rejects the idea that there is now clear green …

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