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Xbox 360 And Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH Announce Limited Edition Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Offer In Europe

Full Console System Plus Acclaimed Next-Gen Football Title Team Up For Great-Value Christmas Offering

London - 20th October, 2006 - Xbox today announced a great-value retail offer that sees Xbox 360, the next-generation video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Pro Evolution Soccer 6 from Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH available together this Christmas in Europe for the estimated retail price of £299.99.

The limited-edition Xbox 360/Pro Evolution Soccer 6 offer will be available in the UK on the 27th October, the same day Pro Evolution Soccer 6 for Xbox 360 hits retail. Xbox 360 is the only place European gamers can enjoy the next-generation edition of Pro Evolution Soccer 6.

"Xbox 360 is the home of next-gen football gaming in Europe, and we're really excited to be working with Konami to bring this great-value retail offer to European gamers this Christmas," said Richard Teversham, Director of Marketing and Platform, Xbox EMEA. "Bringing Pro Evolution Soccer 6 together with the console at a great price is a natural fit for us and will be putting smiles on the faces of lots of football fans in Europe this Christmas."

"The power of Xbox 360 takes our critically-acclaimed franchise to new heights of realism, playability, and fun, and we're happy to be working with Xbox to bring this great offer to retail in Europe," said Martin Schneider, European Marketing Director at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "We know true football fans will enjoy the new experiences that Pro Evolution Soccer 6 on Xbox 360 will offer."

The Xbox 360/Pro Evolution Soccer 6 retail offer includes:

· Xbox 360 Console

· Pro Evolution Soccer 6

· Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

· Xbox 360 20GB Hard Drive

· Xbox Live Gold 30-day trial membership

· Xbox 360 Headset

· Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable with SCART adapter

· Xbox 360 Ethernet Cable

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About KONAMI

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, please see www.konami-europe.com/games

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live online gaming network and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 is expected to have a catalog of 160 high-definition games by the end of 2006 and to be available in nearly 40 countries by the end of 2007. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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