As part of Konami’s comeback strategy, they have partnered up with distributor Electrocoin to handle their distribution and after sales needs in Europe, the Mid-East and Russia. In the press release they mention the names of a few games which Electrocoin will be distributing for them, including Guitar Hero Arcade, DDR: X and GTI Club Supermini Festa. There’s not much information beyond that (you can read the press release after the jump) but in case this affect any of you out there and you’ll be at ATEI next week, you can also find out more by visiting the Konami booth at the show.
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. Changes Distribution & After Sales Partner
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. (Konami) confirms their distribution plans for product and after sales in 2009 and beyond
Konami have confirmed the change in their Master Distributor and After Sales Agent of coin operated video amusement products for the European, Russian, Middle Eastern and African markets to Electrocoin Group.
With many new products destined for the market in the coming year, such as Guitar Hero Arcade, Dance Dance Revolution X and GTI Club Supermini Festa, James Anderson of Konami said, “We are thrilled to be working once again with one of the most prestigious names in the European amusement business”.
John Stergides, Managing Director of Electrocoin, commented, “Konami is one of the biggest brands in the amusement business and they have some great looking products coming through. It has been approximately 10 years since we last handled the Konami product line and with the current line up of strong products we are pleased to be working together again”.
Konami’s aftersales and spares business will also move to Electrocoin as of January 2009, Mr Gary Scoble the General Manager of Electrocoin Aftersales Limited said ““We are delighted that Electrocoin Aftersales & Service Ltd will be managing the after sales, support and repair service for Konami amusement products in the EMEA and Russian markets. We understand the importance of product longevity from manufacture to the end user, so our aim will be to support machines ranging from old to new alike for such a wide variety of product in a professional and responsive manner.”
For more information please visit the Konami Stand (2140) at ATEI 2009 or check www.konami.co.uk
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Company: Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.
Established in Osaka, Japan in 1969 by Kagemasa Kozuki, Konami is one of the video game industry’s biggest success stories. Konami continues to be recognised as a leader in innovative and entertaining games, and is always looking to the future. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is located in Chiswick, London and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Konami Corporation in Japan. Throughout its operations in Europe, Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has been dedicated to meeting the needs of its home markets whilst keeping the global Konami branches in touch with the European Pulse. Global in outlook, at the forefront of information technology and always investing considerably into R&D, it is natural that Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. continues to develop some of the most cutting edge video games for its players. Pan European hits such as Silent Scope and Dancing Stage continue their popularity with new hits arriving all the time. Konami will continue to keep its eyes open for the future demands of the market and only present products meeting the requirements and wishes of its customers. For more information visit http://www.konami.co.uk or contact Mr James Anderson – firstname.lastname@example.org (phone: +44(0) 208 987 5733).