PES 2019 News

Konami launches free-to-play PES 2019 Lite

Konami has launched a free-to-play version of PES 2019.

PES 2019 Lite is now available to download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.

It includes modes such as offline exhibition matches and skill training, alongside the PES League Mode, which itself includes 1v1 or co-op competitions. You can also use PES League mode to qualify for global events via the 3v3 co-op Online Championship time-limited tournaments.

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PES 2019 physical sales down 42% on last year

Sales of PES 2019 were down 42 per cent on last year's installment, according to UK numbers company Chart-Track which tallies only boxed copies sold.

Still, even if a few more people bought the game as a digital download this year, it's another big plummet for Konami's football series.

Chart-Track does not publicly disclose actual sales figures, but it's fair to say the gap between PES and its long-time rival FIFA - often the best-selling game of the year in the UK - was lost long ago.

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PES 2019 officially announced and Coutinho is the cover star

PES 2019 officially announced and Coutinho is the cover star

Neither still in the Champions League.

Following last month's PES 2019 leak, Konami has made its upcoming football game official.

After losing the Champions League licence for this year's game, Konami said PES 2019 has more fully-licensed leagues and stadiums as well as more club-licensed partnerships, although the company has yet to announce these. PES still has the deal with Liverpool, though. Here's the squad looking dapper in PES 2019:

Barcelona and Brazil star Philippe Coutinho, who once pretended to have a poorly back while engineering a big-money transfer out of Liverpool, is the PES 2019 cover star. David Beckham is the cover star of the appropriately-named David Beckham Edition as well as the download-only Legend Edition.

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