Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. announces that it has shipped over 500,000 copies*1 of the Nippon Professional Baseball-approved baseball game "JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016."
The JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU series of baseball games began on consoles over two decades ago in 1994, and has since been such a source of enjoyment for fans that it is now considered a flagship KONAMI series. The latest installment in the series, "JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016," was released for the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, and PlayStation®Vita on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
In response to a great number of requests from fans, this is the first game in the series to appear on PlayStation®4. In addition, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the popular "Success" mode (in which users train their own unique character while progressing through a story), the game features a new, highly popular mode, "PAWA-FES," in which many unforgettable characters from the previous 19 titles' Success modes make an appearance.
Furthermore, mobile title "JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU" has surpassed the 25 million downloads mark (as of end of June 2016). Since March, to coincide with the start of the baseball season, KONAMI has aggressively promoted the PAWAPURO brand through television commercials and other efforts. As a result, in addition to longtime series fans, "JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016" has attracted a wide audience, including those who played the series in the past, as well as those whose first exposure to PAWAPURO was through the mobile title.
KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute the JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU series, to bring the fun and excitement of baseball games to an ever-expanding customer base.
|Title||JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2016|
|Rlease Date||April 28, 2016 (Thurs)|
|Price||PlayStation®4: \7,980 (before tax)
PlayStation®3/PlayStation®Vita: \6,980 (before tax)
(Same prices apply to physical versions and download versions)
- *1Includes download numbers in addition to shipped copies of the PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, and PlayStation®Vita versions.
Nippon Professional Baseball-approved. Authorized by Golden Players Club, Japan Baseball Promotion Association, and professional baseball franchised stadiums. Stadium billboards shown in-game are as a general rule based on data from the 2015 professional baseball pennant season. Data provided by: Stats Japan ©Konami Digital Entertainment
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