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'Winning Eleven' (PS2) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2002 @ 3:57 a.m. PST

Videogame publisher Konami of America Inc. announced today that its popular Winning Eleven series (known in Europe as Pro Evolution Soccer) will be published for the first time in North America. European and Japanese versions of Winning Eleven have sold nearly 4 million units worldwide, making it the world’s best-selling soccer game for the PlayStation 2. In response to considerable demand from North American consumers, Konami intends to continue the series’ success with the launch of it latest installment, Winning Eleven 6, on the PlayStation 2 in March 2003.

“Soccer fans around the world have declared Winning Eleven as their favorite soccer game. Now, North American soccer fans have a chance to see what they’ve been missing,” said Robert Goff, Product Manager at Konami of America. “Winning Eleven elevates the genre to new levels with superior visuals and exciting gameplay, setting the standard by which all others will be judged.”

Developed by the Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Inc., the critically acclaimed Winning Eleven series is widely considered to be the greatest soccer simulation to date. The Winning Eleven series is renowned for its realistic soccer gameplay, including an expanded Master League franchise mode, groundbreaking AI, striking graphics and staggeringly realistic animations.

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