Or at least that’s what Konami is celebrating, following it’s announcement that 1 million units have been sold of the latest instalment of it’s down on it’s luck football series, Pro Evolution Soccer, Joystiq reports. Pro Evolution Soccer has been slow to adapt to the change in generations, struggling to capture the glory of 2005′s Pro Evolution Soccer 5 with current PS3 and 360 versions of the game. Despite these troubles, Konami at least had some encouragement, making a successful transition over to Nintendo’s Wii with gameplay that marked a drastic departure from prior games.
In it’s press release, Konami also announced a rerelease of PES2012 at a lower price point. Whether this will be enough for FIFA fans to double dip in the simulation football pool or defect entirely is yet to be seen.
It’s been a long time coming, so congratulations to Shingo “Sea Bass” Takasuka-san and the team over at Konami for scoring at least a few points in the David vs Goliath battle against the perennial favourite, EA’s FIFA series.
Seems there is a whole lot of pie for developers interested in satiating the appetite of football and video game fans globally. Maybe Sony’s London Studio should bring back it’s brilliantly arcade-y This is Football franchise, last seen (properly at least) on the PSP in the form of World Tour Soccer. Better yet, anyone remember Actua Soccer?