Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.'s Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is One for the Record Books with More Than 22 Billion Cards Sold around the World

Aug 7th 2009
Global Sensation Created In 1999 Enters Guinness World RecordsTM
And Named Best Selling Trading Card Game of All Time!

El Segundo, CA (August 7, 2009) – One trading card game stands out as the leader and has been named as the best selling of all time, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME from global gaming powerhouse Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME reached this lofty achievement in April 2009 as sales exceeded 22,587,728,173 cards and proudly entered the Guinness World Records™ on July 7th, 2009.

“We are amazed and humbled by the overwhelmingly positive response that Duelists from every corner of the world have had toward the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME,” commented Kazumi Kitaue, Chairman and CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We are excited to announce today at the 7th annual Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME World Championship in Tokyo that we have become the best-selling trading card game in history with sales exceeding 22 Billion cards since the card game's inception in 1999.”

The Yu-Gi-Oh! storyline and characters were created by Kazuki Takahashi and was featured in weekly issues of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1996 to 2004. Due to its worldwide appeal, Yu-Gi-Oh! and its characters have been depicted in animated series, trading card and video games, plush toys and figurines.

The Yu-Gi Oh! 5D's animated series can be seen in the United States Saturday mornings on The CW 4Kids Network and now Monday through Saturday on Cartoon Network.

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 22 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®, 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 22 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.

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