Tokyo's Satoshi Kato Wins Shonen Jump Championship in Nashville

TOKYO'S SATOSHI KATO IS THE HEADLINER AT THE KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME SHONEN JUMP CHAMPIONSHIP IN NASHVILLE, TN AS HE DEFEATS HUNDREDS OF DUELISTS TO WIN

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (March 3, 2010) - At the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) SHONEN JUMP Championship, held in Nashville over the weekend, more than 700 players showed off their impressive Dueling skills for a chance to be crowned the winner of SHONEN JUMP Championship – Nashville. Satoshi Kato from Tokyo, Japan out-battled a field of 716 to claim the coveted title at the second of more than a dozen such events scheduled for 2010.

Kato matched Adric High from Normal, Illinois card for card for the title after two days of intense Dueling. Prepared for a grueling Match, both competitors were at the top of their game with both Kato and High playing a Zombie/Lightsworn Deck. Kato and his peers took home prize packages that included such items as a “Dark End Dragon” SHONEN JUMP Championship Prize Card, a Top 16 SHONEN JUMP Championship Game Mat, popular personal video game console with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers, a copy of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tagforce 4 video game, a popular video game console, a 32 GB personal music player with docking station and speakers. In addition the winner will not only receive a complimentary subscription to SHONEN JUMP magazine but will be interviewed for a feature on www.shonenjump.com. Kato will also receive a paid trip to his National Championship in 2010, courtesy of Konami Digital Entertainment.

Top finalists from the Nashville SHONEN JUMP Championship, along with the top Duelists from the Sunday Regional Qualifiers, also qualify to participate in their 2010 National Championship.

For more information on Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME or the SHONEN JUMP Championship series, please visit www.yugioh-card.com.

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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