Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is celebrating the phenomenal pan-European success of the recently-released Pro Evolution Soccer 6 for PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and PC-DVD, with over three million units shipped on its launch weekend.
Released on October 26th, three million copies of the game were shipped across Europe to meet demand. Initial sell-through of the eagerly-awaited title was excellent, as hundreds of thousands of new users spent the last weekend familiarising themselves with the new moves and techniques PES6 offers in abundance.
Such high sales also saw Pro Evolution Soccer 6 secure the Number One slot in a number of territories, and also enjoyed a significant sell-through increase over last year's game. The debut of the series on Xbox 360 has been well received, too, with the first next-generation version of Pro Evolution Soccer performing incredibly well, while demand for both the PlayStation 2 and PC-DVD versions has also grown.
"We are delighted that, once again, Pro Evolution Soccer continues to be so well accepted," commented Kunio Neo, President of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "In an industry known for its constant changes, Pro Evolution Soccer is one of the few brands to increase sales year on year. Globally, it is now the best-selling product within Konami Digital Entertainment and we are extremely proud to be contributing such tremendous figures towards the ongoing success of Konami. Now we look to the PSP (PlayStation®Portable) version continuing the success in December, and the Nintendo DS version in January."
About KONAMI CORPORATION
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business" and "Gaming & System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games.
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Pro Evolution Soccer 6 is out now for PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and PC-DVD. Versions for PSP (PlayStation®Portable) and Nintendo DS will be released in December and January respectively. For more information, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.