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Konami

Konami is a japanese company founded in 1969 by Kagemasa Kōzuki.

Konami Holdings Corporation is a Japanese entertainment conglomerate and video game company. In addition to being a video game developer and publisher, it also produces and distributes trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, pachinko machines, slot machines and arcade cabinets. Konami has casinos around the world and operates health and physical fitness clubs across Japan.

Konami's video game franchises include Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, Contra, Frogger, Tokimeki Memorial, Parodius, Gradius, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Suikoden and Pro Evolution Soccer. Additionally, Konami owns Bemani, known for Dance Dance Revolution and Beatmania, as well as the assets of former game developer Hudson Soft, known for Bomberman, Adventure Island, Bonk and Star Soldier. Konami is the nineteenth-largest game company in the world by revenue. Konami also publishes the Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game.

The company originated in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan, by Kagemasa Kōzuki, who remains the company's chairman. The name Konami is a portmanteau of the names of three founding members: Kagemasa Kozuki, Yoshinobu Nakama, and Tatsuo Miyasako.

Konami is headquartered in Tokyo. In the United States, Konami manages its video game business from Aviation Blvd, California and its casino gaming business from Paradise, Nevada. Its Australian gaming operations are in Sydney. As of March 2019, it owns 22 consolidated subsidiaries around the world

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1991
Due to the success of their arcade and NES games, Konami's earnings grew from $10 million in 1987 to $300 million in 1991.
1969
The company originated in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan, by Kagemasa Kōzuki, who remains the company's chairman.

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Adam Vjestica
August 15, 2021
TechRadar India
eFootball marks a dramatic change for Konami's long-running soccer series. We spoke to the game's producer Seitaro Kimura to find out more.
Akhil Arora
July 21, 2021
NDTV Gadgets 360
Pro Evolution Soccer, or PES, becomes eFootball -- a free-to-play live-service game out in autumn on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X, with Android and iOS mobile versions soon after. eFootball will have full crossplay support.
Shawn Knight
April 6, 2021
TechSpot
Konami in the late 90s started working on Castlevania: Resurrection, a 3D action platformer featuring Sonia Belmont and Victor Belmont. Oh, and it involved time travel, allowing...
Rob Thubron
February 5, 2021
TechSpot
Silent Hill fans have been clamoring for a new entry in the long-running series ever since Konami canceled Silent Hills in 2015. The game, developed by Metal...
Cohen Coberly
May 15, 2020
TechSpot
Konami evidently hoped to capitalize on that demand when it unveiled the TurboGrafx-16 Mini back in June of 2019. A month later, the compact retro console received a full list of included games and a March 19, 2020, release date.
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