Highly Sought-After Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game™ 5D's Duelist Pack Collection Tins in Stores Now!

Mar 19th 2009
EL SEGUNDO, CA (March 19, 2009) – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE), today announced that the highly-anticipated Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG)

5D's Duelist Pack Collection mini-tins is flying-off both hobby and retail store shelves. The immediate popularity of the Duelist Pack Collection mini-tins speaks to KDE's continuing dedication to providing superior game content and support for their players.

The brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME 2009 Duelist Pack Collection mini-tin contains everything necessary for beginning players to jump right into a game. For experienced players, the assortment of booster packs included is designed to increase the complexity and power of Decks during gameplay. The tins feature three packs of Duelist Pack – Yusei –, a The Duelist Genesis booster, a three foil card preview pack of the upcoming booster Raging Battle, and an exclusive Ultra Rare card which will be the Assault Mode version of Yusei's signature monster, “Stardust Dragon.” In addition, a 5D's Beginner's Guide is included in every tin. Each tin will sell for an approximate retail price of $9.99.

“The response from the retailers so far this year has been tremendous and we are nearly sold out of this release,” said Robert Caruana, Director of Sales for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We are pleased to be able to get the tins to store shelves early in the spring enabling our fans to get more of what they love and, with the inclusion of the Beginner's Guide, engage and educate players who are new to the game.”

Barry Calhoun, Director of Entertainment Products at GTS Distribution in Atlanta echoes those sentiments. “We are shipping these tins so fast. It is a very good sign for the first quarter, an encouraging indicator of how well Yu-Gi-Oh! will perform in 2009 and of how the TCG category continues to be a solid piece of the game business.”

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 GAMETM, 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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