Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Goes Live with Global Ranking System for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Jan 19th 2010

New COSSY System Enables Duelists All Over the World To See Where They Rate Against Peers

El Segundo, CA (January 19, 2010) – Every Duelist wants to know how they measure up against the best in the world – now they'll know as quickly as their Internet connection will allow. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDE) today announced that their new Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) global online Duelist rankings system COSSY (Konami Card Game Official Tournament Support System) is now live.

There are now no boundaries with the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG as it is truly a global game with COSSY. Players can register at premier events throughout the year, such as Regional Championships, Continental Championships, SHONEN JUMP Championships and the World Championship, or at Official Tournament Stores to receive their COSSY Identification. A complete list of tournament events can be found at www.yugioh-card.com/en/events.

Players will notice two tabs on the Ranking screen: Preliminary and Verified. Preliminary Rankings are a running total of all results that have been input to date and show how Duelists stack up against each other using the results that have been input so far. Because the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG is a global game with millions of players there may be delays in importing results. That's where the Verified Rankings come in. When KDE confirms that all results have been input up to a certain time, the rankings become officially verified, showing Duelists where they officially rate against their peers.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series can be seen in the United States Monday through Saturday on Cartoon Network. The original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series can be seen Saturday mornings on TheCW4Kids block. For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., and the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME please visit www.yugioh-card.com or call 310-220-8630.

About The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG
The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME is the #1 trading card game in the world with over 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, 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 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, and 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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