Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Wins Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

Feb 2nd 2012
January 30th, 2012 – (El Segundo, CA)Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (Konami) is excited to announce that the best-selling trading card game of all time, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), has been awarded the Parent Tested Parent approved (PTPA) Winner's Seal of Approval.

PTPA Media has North America's largest volunteer parent testing community, with more than 40,000 parents. Consumers looking for high-quality products and services for their children can rest assured when they see the PTPA Winner's Seal, they're purchasing an excellent product that has been evaluated by unbiased parent consumers.

Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA™ Seal. Because independent parent volunteers evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. The media and parents alike trust the collective opinion that PTPA Media represents.

Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is a huge achievement for a product geared to families, children or parents. “We are thrilled and honored that parents and kids have chosen to give the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME their seal of approval. We strive to make the best products and to provide an exceptional game experience and community for our players and their families,” noted Yumi Hoashi, vice president of Card Business for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers. Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME has been named the #1 trading card game in the world, by Guinness World Records™, with over 25 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 and Latin 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, DanceDanceRevolution 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 25 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 subsidiary offices, 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.

About PTPA Media Inc.
PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.

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