The popular football video game series Pro Evolution Soccer has amassed a total sales record of over 70 million units sold worldwide.
Publishers Konami broke the news in an earnings release, and praised the fact that the series continues “to uphold strong repeat sales.”
The game is known as Winning Eleven in Japan and the US.
The forthcoming addition to the series, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, is set to launch in the UK and Europe on 14th October – and is available to pre-order now.
Currently this date has only been confirmed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC users – PSP, PS2 and Wii gamers will have to wait for further announcements.
Konami has been putting a lot of effort into the marketing build up to the release. Last week, the company released a number of screenshots from the upcoming title, as well as a gameplay video that focused on improvements in one-on-one situations.
Also today, Konami has released a new gameplay video as well as thirteen new screenshots – all of which are available on the official PES website.
It emphasises the tracking play feature that was brought into the game last year, particularly the ability to hold off an attacking player by sticking tight to him as he advances towards your goal.
FIFA has been winning the battle of the footy games lately, however, and PES will have its work cut out to say the least. Particularly looking at some of the advances EA has made this year, including a highly realistic physics model for player interaction and collisions.