Japanese publisher Konami has praised PES 2011, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Castlevania Lords of Shadow for selling well over the last year.
In its report for the financial year ending 31st March, Konami said it enjoyed "solid" sales of video games with contributions from PES 2011, PlayStation Portable game Peace Walker and action game Castlevania Lords of Shadow.
PES 2011 launched in October 2010 to improved review scores. Eurogamer's PES 2011 review turned up a 7/10.
Every week, the comments unfailingly ask for more Android game coverage. We're listening. This week, we've managed to up the quota to two titles - but the reality is most developers are still debuting their games on iOS platforms first.
It may not have escaped your notice that both PES 2011 and Pac-Man Championship Edition appeared on iOS initially before eventually migrating to rival platforms. It's a familiar tale.
Whether it's a simple case of the Apple's App Store proving to be a bigger draw for developers is hard to gauge. The truth is, though, that most of the 'new' games to hit the (markedly improved) Android Marketplace have already been reviewed - so we tend to focus on brand new titles instead.
Konami tackles another platform.
Torres doesn't play for Liverpool any more - we all know that and soon Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 will too.
Update kicks off from 15th March.
Konami has launched PES 2011 for Android phone users.
Titanic football series Pro Evolution Soccer is heading to Windows Phone 7, Konami has announced.
New downloadable content for PES 2011 will release on Tuesday 21st December 2011.
PES 2011 will be better next week when Konami adds a few nips and tucks and tweaks.
When Hideo Kojima releases a Metal Gear Solid game, Konami's bank balance explodes. That didn't happen with PSP game Peace Walker, but Konami takes solace in the fact it was at least "well received by hardcore Metal Gear fans".
FIFA 11 has spent a second week at the top of the UK all-formats chart. Rival football game Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 had to settle for a debut in second.
England team and new boots.
Konami will release a free update for Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 on Tuesday, 12th October.
This will bring all game data up to date with the real-world, and add all football teams that have qualified for the Champions League to PES 2011's dedicated mode.
Team kits have been brought into line, too - and four new licensed boots introduced. Get in!
Whether you've been playing Pro Evolution Soccer since the PSone - chipping your PS2 to play Japanese copies of Winning Eleven between annual instalments - or whether you've been playing FIFA since it was isometric and never set eyes on the competition, this latest instalment of PES is going to take a little getting used to.
Yes! It's finally happened. Konami has succumbed to all the bullying and ripped PES up to start again. The result - somehow manhandled to completion before its traditional October deadline - shares some of the same philosophical DNA as its predecessors, which is to say it's still very hard to create chances and convert them into goals, but it feels different both to past PES games and FIFA's alternative.
In a year that's seen EA Canada tooting its own vuvuzela about improvements in passing, PES 2011 also makes great strides in moving the ball around. Impressive pace, a sensible passing power bar, a flexible fully-manual passing modifier and devilish through-balls keep the action just below the redline at all times, occasionally reaching a Barcelona-esque crescendo as everything clicks. The actual PES football is a bit of a beach ball, but its behaviour is consistent and slots nicely into the passing system Konami has rebuilt, heightening the excitement and tension with its sharp acceleration and abrupt deceleration.
Konami has pulled out the stops and added PES 2011 to the Eurogamer Expo 2010 line-up.
See how the two match up.
A PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 demo for footie game PES 2011 is out now.
Konami has popped a 15th September date on the PES 2011 demo for PC and PS3.
Konami has given PES 2011 an 8th October UK release date on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The other versions - PS2, PSP, Wii - will follow later that month.
Konami will dish out keys for the Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Master League Online beta test today.
They say the same thing every year. Pro Evolution Soccer is reborn! We've learned our lesson! We're not just slapping more lippy on the last PS2 version! So it's been quite painful to struggle through the last few releases. Last year's PES 2010 felt like a step in the right direction, but it was more tentative than it let on, building new layers of tactical customisation and a slightly improved range of movement onto what was fundamentally still the same creaky old game we loved five years ago.
The rivalry between the once brilliant PES franchise and current football favourite FIFA is "healthy", according to European PES team leader Jon Murphy.
Inside Konami's dressing room for the first time.
Messi gameplay and menus.
Change is easy to promise, but much harder to deliver. The pleading husband, as his long-suffering wife threatens to walk out, insists he'll change; things will be different this time if only she'll stay. Why should she believe him?
Konami has announced that PES 2011 will be released for PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 this autumn and promised "the most radical revamp in its history".
Yeah yeah, they always say that, but to be fair the press release is packed with things that sound like substantive changes to the developer's approach.
For a start, the game has all-new animations - over 1000 of them - developed from over 100 hours of motion capture.