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Has Konami cancelled PES?

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Back when I was growing up, and the dinosaurs were roaming the earth, there was a huge fight between Pro Evolution Soccer and EA’s FIFA series to see which was the better football simulator.

I’ve always had my hat in the FIFA corner as the official licences just made the game that much more entertaining for me but the hardcore guys always said that the PES engine and gameplay was superior.

Well in recent years the FIFA series have accelerated into the distance while PES has floundered a bit and now, unless there is a mistake in the Konami financials, it looks like PES is about go give up entirely.

According to the latest financial results and forecasts from Konami they are only releasing a single global title for consoles this year and it isn’t Pro Evolution Soccer.

Winning Eleven 2015, which is what PES is called in Japan, is still listed but only for a PS4 release and it will be a digital only release. myClub 2015 was announced earlier in March as a free to play title in Japan but it was expected to hit other regions shortly after.

This new information seems to imply that it isn’t going to be going global and with no normal release planned it could be the end of PES as we know it. With Hideo Kojima’s highly publicised split from Konami is this the beginning of the end for Konami’s console releases?

[Update] The PES Community Manager responded to a fan via twitter… but that hasn’t really cleared much up

[Update 2] This article got a bit of traction and now the PES Community Manager has confirmed PES is not cancelled.

Why he waited so long to give out confirmation is a bit weird though. Either he was checking for himself and wasn’t 100% sure or he just didn’t notice so many people asking him for confirmation on the rumour.

Last Updated: May 13, 2015

72 Comments

  1. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 13, 2015 at 13:05

    I much prefer PEZ.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 13, 2015 at 13:18

      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 13, 2015 at 13:22

        Awesome!

        Reply

      • RinceTriss

        May 13, 2015 at 13:26

        I have this on my car 🙂

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 13:29

          A ginger driving a ginger polo?

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            May 13, 2015 at 13:32

            Gingers are frequently drawn to red and orange colours.
            I suspect this is due to a natural instinct to protect their kind and propagate so that they can one day consume all of humanity.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 13, 2015 at 13:43

            I read that in a BBC documentary voice

          • RinceTriss

            May 13, 2015 at 14:26

            True story…

          • Corrie

            May 13, 2015 at 13:53

            Gingerception?

          • BurnZ

            May 13, 2015 at 13:54

            we are the real Master race / Pure bloods / all powerful ones, never mess with us Gingers! We have wicked powers!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 13, 2015 at 14:00

            Communist

          • RinceTriss

            May 13, 2015 at 14:13

            It’s RED damn you!

          • Admiral Chief

            May 13, 2015 at 14:16

            Fine, a redhead driving a red car

        • Hammersteyn

          May 13, 2015 at 14:00

          That’s a cute car

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 13, 2015 at 14:07

            You wanted to say snap?
            (oh wait, yours has more junk in the trunk eh?)

          • RinceTriss

            May 13, 2015 at 14:08

            That’s not what she said XD

          • RinceTriss

            May 13, 2015 at 14:14

            Your face isn’t cute!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 13, 2015 at 14:23

            XD

          • Tbone187

            May 13, 2015 at 14:23

            Bwahaha!

      • Corrie

        May 13, 2015 at 13:52

        Damn now I want that one..

        But yeah never really used them since I’d just unwrap the sweats and eat them

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 13:55

          I reload them like a pistol mag, and promptly empty the mag ASAP

          Reply

  2. Admiral Chief

    May 13, 2015 at 13:18

  3. Ranting Raptor

    May 13, 2015 at 13:18

    I prefer Fez……..

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 13, 2015 at 13:18

      I refuse to play that game after that silly man went all daft

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 13, 2015 at 13:19

      Or are you referring to “I say good day!” Fez?

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        May 13, 2015 at 13:27

        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 13:28

          I miss that show

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            May 13, 2015 at 13:29

            My brother rewatches it whenever he is studying for exams.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 13, 2015 at 13:31

            Or do you mean whenever he SHOULD be studying?

          • Kensei Seraph

            May 13, 2015 at 13:33

            He’s weirdly diligent about his studying.
            I say “weirdly” because I barely studied at all.

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 13, 2015 at 13:33

          hahahahahaha GG

          Reply

  4. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    May 13, 2015 at 13:22

    Wow. If PES goes it’ll really be the death of an age old tradition of playing for one for realism and the other for sheer fun!

    Reply

  5. Kensei Seraph

    May 13, 2015 at 13:28

    I read the article just to find out what PES was.

    Yes the past-tense is intentional. 😛

    Reply

  6. Jonah Cash

    May 13, 2015 at 13:31

    Fifa is miles ahead. They tried to sell feeling in the one before this current one? What type of football game tries to sell you hart?
    And wait for all the PES fans to come and beat me up…

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 13, 2015 at 13:32

      *soccer

      Reply

      • Gavin Mannion

        May 13, 2015 at 13:32

        *football

        Reply

        • Ranting Raptor

          May 13, 2015 at 13:33

          *crapball

          Reply

          • Kensei Seraph

            May 13, 2015 at 13:34

            *kyudo

            Wait, I think I’m confused.
            Soccer and football are the ones where you use a bow to shoot arrows at apples on top of a little boys head right?

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 13, 2015 at 13:36

          It should really be called everything-but-the-hands-and-arms-ball.

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 13:42

          *foolsball

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 13, 2015 at 13:59

          Not what Liverpool is playing.
          *RUNS

          Reply

          • Tbone187

            May 13, 2015 at 14:14

            No need to run, We know we were shite this season. 🙂

          • Gavin Mannion

            May 13, 2015 at 14:16

            well now that’s just mean…. Painfully true but still mean

          • Hammersteyn

            May 13, 2015 at 14:21

            hehe sorry.

          • Jackerbacker

            May 13, 2015 at 16:15

            Football, a class of games played on foot with a ball as opposed to playing on horseback. AsSOCCiation Football (Soccer)… RUGby Football (Rugger), American/Gridiron Football…etc
            The names with the -er ending were initially made and popularized by Europeans

          • Jackerbacker

            May 13, 2015 at 16:19

            I now propose we rename Association Football to Assball to avoid further confusion.

      • Jonah Cash

        May 13, 2015 at 13:35

        Hooligan it is not soccer! It is called football????

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 13, 2015 at 13:42

          Either way, it is not a real sport men play

          Reply

          • Aylestone

            May 14, 2015 at 23:03

            yes real men play non contact sports like baseball and swimming

        • Hammersteyn

          May 13, 2015 at 13:59

          I thought it’s called diving.

          Reply

    • Adrian

      May 13, 2015 at 13:35

      All of the last gen and last year FIFA was better but this time on the pitch PES 2015 is much better where it really matters!!

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        May 13, 2015 at 14:31

        I will put my hand up and confess that I haven’t played PES 2015, I just kind of gave up on them after the shambles that was 2014… Glad it is better, and then equally sad if they stop making them!

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    • FoxOneZA

      May 13, 2015 at 14:13

      Oh well they really gone and broke Kojima’s heart 😀

      I tried to make myself enjoy PES but the game felt far too scripted and sluggish like Rooney ate too many pies the day before.

      Reply

  7. Shadow

    May 13, 2015 at 13:43

    Perhaps Konami is leaving the video game industry?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 13, 2015 at 14:01

      Seems like it.

      Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      May 13, 2015 at 14:13

      One does not simply leave the gaming industry without a trail of destruction.

      Reply

  8. Tbone187

    May 13, 2015 at 14:17

    That’s sad if it’s true. PES 2006 was incredible. Way better than Fifa at the time but Fifa simly ran away with it recently. 2013 PES wasn’t bad but lacked atmosphere. Controls were miles ahead what Fifa was doing. I believe Fifa’s added those principals to their 2015 release.Sad to see competition fading away. We know how big headed and Stagnant EA can become with no competition in the market.

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  9. MattS71

    May 13, 2015 at 16:22

    Hoping Konami sells of their console franchises, esp Silent Hill

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  10. spideynut71

    May 13, 2015 at 17:07

    Then might as well just cancel Konami….they already lost their fanbase via corporate suicide.

    Reply

    • bigevilworldwide1 .

      May 13, 2015 at 20:09

      You grasp that they don’t care about their fanbase correct? They are in business to make money, not win hearts and minds….Its becoming blatantly obvious that they must be looking to get out of the console gaming business altogether. They make boat loads off of their casinos and everything else they’re into in Japan, gaming really doesn’t bring them any profits. MGS 5 cost somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 million, Silent Hills was probably going to cost twice that.

      It makes sense in business to cut out the things that don’t bring the company money, they’ll sit on their IPs maybe occasionally bring out a smaller budget title but that will probably be that. They’ll stick to the mobile market, their casinos and everything else

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  11. Nick

    May 13, 2015 at 18:54

    I bet Konami is out of the game business once they release everything they have already started on. I bet after there stable is empty they close up the video game shop.

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    • bigevilworldwide1 .

      May 13, 2015 at 20:11

      Thats what its starting to look like. And it makes sense, Konami makes way more money from everything else they are into. The entire purpose of business is to make money, if your not making money on something you stop doing it and focus on other areas. I don’t think they’ll go as far as to sell their IPs, I think they’ll sit on them from time to time they might pop out a lower budget Silent Hill or a MGS but they wont spend the amounts they have, MGS cost 60 million to make plus advertising.

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      • Nick

        May 13, 2015 at 22:39

        I almost wish they would sell Silent Hill , so a fresh new take could be done. With the right people behind it that game would be sick ( just look at P.T. “RIP” ). They have a massive catalog of IP’s.

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  12. Red Flame Fox

    May 14, 2015 at 01:43

    Not happening.

    Reply

  13. WitWolfy

    May 14, 2015 at 09:01

    Never been a fan of PES or FIFA… Good riddance. This will save a lot of TVs, friendships and remotes in the future.

    Reply

  14. Midori Inaba

    May 14, 2015 at 10:56

    • Hammersteyn

      May 14, 2015 at 11:34

      Rofl!

      Reply

  15. McRem

    May 14, 2015 at 11:08

    PES 2015 was NOT anounced in Konamis FY2014 Financial Results either, see here http://www.konami.co.jp/en/ir/ir-data/meeting/2014/0508_750855.pdf . But of course the title “Has Konami cancelled PES?” is a great way to generate special attention even if the article is absolute insubstantial. There cannot be any doubt: Konami will release PES 2016 this year.

    Reply

  16. SEGA Neptune

    May 14, 2015 at 11:43

    Nep Neps favorite oracle called Konami out 2 years ago 🙂

    Reply

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