Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. to Address Hobby Store Owners on Plans for Organized Play, New Rankings System & Demonstrate Innovative New Barcode Scanner for Tourney Stores at 2009 GAMA Trade Show

Apr 14th 2009
El Segundo, CA – (April 14, 2009) –Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) will unveil much anticipated Organized Play plans, their new rankings system - Konami Card Game Official Tournament Support System – and an innovative Barcode Scanner for use by Official Tournament Stores to enter players into events and to record their rankings.

The Barcode Scanners have been in use in Japan and will be utilized for the first time in North America this year. Registering players for your events will now be a snap – Konami's player ID cards feature a barcode system which allows you to input your players' data directly into the COSSY system with a single swipe through the USB-enabled barcode scanner. COSSY will also track each player's record during the event. Once the tournament is over and final results have been submitted and confirmed, the COSSY system will update your players' rankings online - automatically. There are an estimated 300 lucky Store owners that are Official Konami Tournament Stores who will be the first to utilize the Barcode Scanner absolutely free.

“The Games Manufacturers Association Trade Show offers the perfect environment to meet with our hobby store partners and to educate them on what our plans are for the coming year and beyond,” noted Yumi Hoashi, Vice President of Card Business, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “GAMA is also the place for us to receive first-hand accounts of how things really are in the hobby. This is why we chose this event to detail our organized play efforts and the new rankings system - Konami Card Game Official Tournament Support System.”

KDE will have a slew of new products for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and the Blue Dragon Role Playing Card Game (RPCG) to unveil to the GAMA Trade Show audience. Upcoming releases for the the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG will be highlighted included Raging Battle, 2009 Yu-Gi-Oh! Starter Deck, Raging Battle Special Edition, Gold Series 2009. Additionally, KDE staff will be presenting the Blue Dragon RPCG demo kits, the Light and Dark Shadows Starter Deck and Destinies Unite booster set.

Hobby stores interested in setting up accounts, hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME events or tournaments should contact KDE customer support at 310-220-8630 or us-cardsupport@Konami.com.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with more than 18 billion cards sold. It is a game of strategy, where players create individual decks of cards collected from Structure Decks and Booster Packs. Two players engage in a Duel while using cards that represent powerful Monsters, magical Spells and surprising Traps. Duelists with well-constructed decks, dominating monsters, solid strategy and good fortune are the victors in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive licensee and rights holder to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in North America.

About Konami
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. Konami's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill®, Dance Dance Revolution® and Castlevania®, among other top sellers. Konami is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 18 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.Konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.Konami.com.

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