|Founded||March 21, 1969|
(U. A public company usually refers to a company that is permitted to offer its registered securities ( Stock, bonds, etc Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. S. operations in El Segundo, California and Paradise, Nevada)
Sydney, Australia (Video Games licensed by Konami Australia Pty Ltd, distributed by Atari Australia Ltd)
|Key people||Kagemasa Kozuki CEO|
|Industry||Video game industry|
Health and fitness
Dance Dance Revolution
FlatOut (Japanese publishing)
Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Yu-Gi-Oh (video games and TCG)
(see complete products listing)
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|Net income||▼¥16. Net income is equal to the Income that a firm has after subtracting costs and Expenses from the total Revenue. 2 million (2007)|
Konami Corporation (コナミ株式会社 Konami Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 9766 NYSE: KNM SGX: K20) is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys, trading cards, anime, tokusatsu, slot machines, arcade cabinets and video games. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages is a 569000 square meter (61 million sq ft Mixed-use development in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The, or TSE, located in Tokyo, Japan, is the second largest Stock exchange market in the world by market value second only to the New York Stock The New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE) is a Stock exchange based in New York City. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual that creates Video games A developer may specialize in a certain video A video game publisher is a company that publishes Video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a Video game developer A trading card (or collectible card) is a small Card, usually made out of Cardboard or thick Paper, which usually contains an image of a (anime in Japanese, is a Japanese word that literally means " Special effects " It is primarily used to refer to Live-action Japanese Film and A slot machine ( American) fruit machine ( British) or poker machine ( Australian) is a Casino gambling machine with three This is a list of all known Japanese Arcade cabinets also known as "candy cabinets" A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. The company was founded in 1969 as a jukebox rental and repair business in Osaka, Japan, by Kagemasa Kōzuki, the still-current chairman and chief executive officer. jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device usually a Coin -operated machine that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of Honshū For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator The name "Konami" is a conjunction of the names Kagemasa Kōzuki, Yoshinobu Nakama, Hiro Matsuda, and Shokichi Ishihara, who were partners acquired by Kozuki and the original founders of Konami Industry Co. , Ltd in 1973. Konami also can mean "small wave(s)" in the Japanese language. Konami is represented by the goroawase number "573". Japanese double entendres have a rich history in Japanese entertainment because of the way that Japanese words can be read to have several different meanings and pronunciations (homographs "Five" in Japanese is go, changed to the voiceless form ko; "7" in Japanese is nana shortened to na; "3" in Japanese is mittsu, shortened to mi; "573" = ko-na-mi. This number appears in many Konami telephone numbers and as a high score in Konami games like Dance Dance Revolution as an example; The heavy chart of the song MAX300 (DDRMAX) has a 573 total combo (counting double steps as two combos), as well as "The legend of MAX" by ZZ which has a total combo of 573. Basic principle A traditional landline telephone system also known as "plain old telephone service" (POTS, commonly handles both signaling and audio information The high score of a Video game, Arcade game, or Computer game is usually the highest logged point value Dance Dance Revolution (abbreviated DDR) previously known as Dancing Stage in PAL territories until the announcement of DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6thMix is the 6th game in the Dance Dance Revolution series of Music video games It was released in the arcades In some other games like Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, the number is occasionally used as minor self-reference to the company. is an Action-adventure game developed and published by Konami.
Konami is currently headquartered in Tokyo and additionally operates health and physical fitness clubs in Japan. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. Physical fitness is used in two close meanings general fitness (a state of Health and well-being and specific fitness (a task-oriented definition based on the ability Konami also operates United States activities in El Segundo, California for video games, and Paradise, Nevada for the gambling industry. El Segundo is also the name of a champion Australian racehorse Paradise is a Census-designated place (CDP in Clark County, Nevada, United States and a major suburb of Las Vegas.
On March 19, 1973, Kozuki transformed the business into Konami Industry Co. Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. , Ltd. and began work on manufacturing "amusement machines" for arcades. A video arcade (also known as an amusement arcade in the United Kingdom in Japan or as an "arcade" is a venue where people play arcade video games Their first actual game machine was not created until 1978. They began to achieve success with hit arcade games such as 1981's Frogger, Scramble, and Super Cobra. Frogger is an Arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega / Scramble is a 1981 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, Arcade game. Super Cobra is a 1981 horizontally- Scrolling shooter, Arcade game.
Between 1982 and 1985, Konami manufactured and sold game software for home PCs, producing games for the MSX and Nintendo's Family Computer ("Famicom") game consoles. A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated MSX was the name of a standardized Home computer architecture in the 1980s is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Kyoto Japan founded on The Nintendo Entertainment System (often abbreviated as NES or simply Nintendo) is an 8-bit Video game console that was released by This new business was in addition to, not in place of, the arcades, and many hit console games of this time period were ports of the arcade versions. Konami of America Inc. was established in Torrance, California in 1982 but moved to Wood Dale, Illinois in 1984. Torrance is a city located in the " South Bay " (southwestern region of Los Angeles County California. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Wood Dale is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. Also in 1984, Konami expanded to the United Kingdom and established Konami Limited. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Konami began to achieve great success when the Famicom took off, being released in the United States as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Many of the NES/Famicom's bestselling titles were produced by Konami, including Gradius, the Castlevania series, the Contra series, and Metal Gear. is a horizontally-scrolling Shoot 'em up released by Konami in 1985 for Video arcades It was originally released in Europe as Castlevania is a Video game series created and developed by Konami. released as Probotector in Europe and Oceania, is an Arcade game released in 1987 by the Konami corporation (commonly abbreviated MG) is a Stealth game designed by Hideo Kojima. Konami was one of the most active and prolific third party development studios for the NES, which led to conflict with Nintendo of America's licensing restrictions. is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Kyoto Japan founded on During the heyday of the NES, Nintendo of America controlled the production of all licensed NES software titles, and limited third party developers to a maximum of five titles per year. Several companies found a way around this restriction by founding quasi-independent subsidiary corporations, effectively doubling the number of games that they could release during the year. In the case of Konami, this subsidiary was known as Ultra Games, and a large number of Konami titles were published in North America under their banner, including the original Metal Gear, Gyruss, Skate or Die, the first two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games and Snake's Revenge (a Japanese-made Metal Gear sequel made specifically for the western market). Ultra Software Corporation was a spinoff company created in 1988 as a subsidiary of Konami of America, in an effort to get around Nintendo of America 's strict licensing is a Shoot 'em up video Arcade game developed by Konami, and released in 1983. Skate or Die! is a Skateboarding game released by Electronic Arts in 1987 for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari Snake's Revenge is a 1990 stealth action game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Konami. In Europe, faced with a similar restriction placed by Nintendo's European branch, Konami established Palcom Software Ltd. to the same end. By the early 1990s, Nintendo of America had relaxed many of its licensing restrictions, and, no longer needed, Ultra was shut down in 1992, with the remainder of its staff being reabsorbed into Konami's official American branch.
In 1992, members of Konami left to form Treasure Co. Ltd, which, like Konami, is also well known in the video gaming community for creating high caliber shooters and action games. Treasure is a Japanese Video game developer, founded by former employees of Konami on June 19 1992.
In 1999, Konami moved its U. S corporate offices from Buffalo Grove, Illinois to Redwood City, California. Buffalo Grove is a village located in Northwest suburban Cook and Lake counties in Illinois, United States. Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California The Buffalo Grove location remained open strictly for the manufacturing of Konami's arcade video games.
In 2003, Konami of America closed down their arcade division due to heavy losses; the entire Buffalo Grove location was shut down along with it. All machine inquiries and new machines will be handled by Betson Enterprises.
Also in 2003, Konami teamed up with the Japanese film production company, Toho Company, Ltd. in creating their own genre of tokusatsu TV series, known as the Chōseishin Series, in attempt to emulate and rival the success of Toei's Super Sentai genre. is a large Japanese Independent film Studio. It is headquartered in Chiyoda Tokyo, and is one of the core companies of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group is a Japanese word that literally means " Special effects " It is primarily used to refer to Live-action Japanese Film and The, translated as Super Star God Series, is the name of a Tokusatsu Superhero TV franchise which debuted in Japan from 2003 through () is a Japanese film and Television production and distribution Corporation. The is the name given to the long running Japanese Superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd
In 2005, Konami became the majority owner of Hudson Soft. Hudson Soft Company Limited is a Japanese Electronic entertainment publisher Konami has an office and gaming production facility in Paradise, Nevada for its casino gaming equipment subsidiary, Konami Gaming. Paradise is a Census-designated place (CDP in Clark County, Nevada, United States and a major suburb of Las Vegas. A casino is in the modern sense of the word a facility that houses and accommodates certain types of Gambling activities 
In 2005, Konami was the fourth largest game developer in Japan after Nintendo Co, Ltd., Sega Sammy Holdings, and Namco Bandai Holdings. is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Kyoto Japan founded on This article is about the holding company There is a separate article on the Sega brand This article is about the holding company and the group of companies it owns
In 2007, Konami Corporation of America moved its U. S head office from Redwood City to Konami Digital Entertainment's office in El Segundo, California. El Segundo is also the name of a champion Australian racehorse
Konami has created some of the biggest and most memorable video games over the years. The following is a list of games developed or released under the Konami brand Genre-defining titles attributed to Konami include the vampire-hunting Castlevania series, the survival horror Silent Hill series, the action/shooter Contra series, the platform/adventure Ganbare Goemon series, the espionage action Metal Gear series, the console role-playing Suikoden series, the music-oriented Bemani series (which includes Dance Dance Revolution, Beatmania, Guitar Freaks, Drummania, and pop'n music, among others) and the dating simulation Tokimeki Memorial series. Castlevania is a Video game series created and developed by Konami. is a Survival horror Video game franchise developed and published by Konami. released as Probotector in Europe and Oceania, is an Arcade game released in 1987 by the Konami corporation Ganbare Goemon (known as Legend of the Mystical Ninja in North America and Europe) is a prolific Video game series produced is a critically acclaimed series of Stealth games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. is the first installment of the Suikoden series by Konami. It is a Console role-playing game developed and published by Konami is Konami 's Music video game division Originally named the Games & Music Division, or simply G Dance Dance Revolution (abbreviated DDR) previously known as Dancing Stage in PAL territories until the announcement of GuitarFreaks (also GUITARFREAKS, abbreviated GF) is a Music video game series produced by Konami. DrumMania (alternately drummania, abbreviated DM) is a Music video game series produced by Konami Digital Entertainment most commonly shortened to Pop'n, PM or PNM, is a Music video game in Konami 's Bemani series is a Dating sim by Konami and the first game in the ''Tokimeki Memorial'' series. Konami is particularly notable for its arcade shoot 'em up games such as Gradius, Life Force, Time Pilot, Gyruss, Parodius, Axelay , and TwinBee . A shoot-'em-up (also known as shmup) is a Video game genre of Shooter game in which the player controls a vehicle or character and fights large is a horizontally-scrolling Shoot 'em up released by Konami in 1985 for Video arcades It was originally released in Europe as retitled Life Force in North America and in the Japanese arcade re-release (see version differences) is a Scrolling shooter Time Pilot is a 1982 Arcade game by Konami and distributed in the US by Centuri, designed by Yoshiki Okamoto is a Shoot 'em up video Arcade game developed by Konami, and released in 1983. The Parodius series is a series of horizontally- Scrolling shooters developed by Konami. Axelay is a 2D Shoot 'em up Video game developed by Konami of Japan for the Super NES (SNES "Twinbee" redirects here For an overview of the TwinBee series see TwinBee (series. Konami's games based on cartoon licenses, especially the Batman: The Animated Series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tiny Toon Adventures series, are still remembered fondly, but other American productions like The Simpsons, Bucky O Hare, G.I. Joe and The Goonies all have seen release at some point in the past by Konami either on arcades and/or video game consoles. Batman The Animated Series (often shortened Batman TAS or BTAS) is an American, two time Emmy Award winning Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures (also known as Tiny Toon Adventures or Tiny Toons) is an American Bucky O'Hare is a character created by comic writer Larry Hama between 1978 and 1979 who was the Eponymous hero of a Comic book series as well as a number GI Joe is a line of military-themed articulated "action figures" produced by the Toy company Hasbro. "Goonies" redirects here For other uses see Goonies (disambiguation. Recent cinematically styled franchises from Konami are the continuing Silent Hill survival horror game franchise, and the Metal Gear series, which underwent a public renaissance with Metal Gear Solid. is a Survival horror Video game franchise developed and published by Konami. Survival horror is a video game genre inspired by fictional Horror films in which the player's primary objective is to survive and/or escape a threat typical of horror is a stealth-action Video game directed by Hideo Kojima. The game was developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and first published Another successful franchise is Winning Eleven, the spiritual sequel to International Superstar Soccer, which is extremely popular in Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Europe, where it is sold by the name Pro Evolution Soccer. Winning Eleven is a soccer/football Video game series made by Konami Tokyo. International Superstar Soccer is the name of a series of Football (soccer Video games developed by Japanese company Konami, mostly The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. Pro Evolution Soccer (also known as Winning Eleven 5 in Japan and World Soccer Winning Eleven 5 in the US is the first installment And in Japan, it is known for the extremely popular Jikkyou Power Pro Yakyuu (or Power Pro) baseball series. Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū (実況パワフルプロ野球 Live Powerful Pro Baseball, simply called Power Pro or Pawapuro
Konami is also known for its password, The Konami Code, which traditionally gives many powerups in its games. The Konami Code, known in Japan as the, is a Cheat code that appears in many Konami Video games The code also appears in some non-Konami games In computer and video games, power-ups are objects that instantly benefit or add extra abilities to the game character Although variants also exist, as in the Parodius series, and button naming can differ depending on the controller used, the classic Famicom or NES combination is: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start. This article concerns the first Parodius game For a general overview of the series see Parodius (series.
Many of Konami's titles have received immense critical acclaim. In IGN's list of the 25 greatest Playstation games of all time the top two were both Konami titles (Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night respectively).
In 2006, Konami started producing movies based on their popular franchises. Konami produced the Silent Hill movie (released in 2006) and has announced that they will produce a Metal Gear Solid movie  and a Castlevania movie. Plot Rose ( Radha Mitchell) and her husband Christopher da Silva ( Sean Bean) are concerned about their adopted daughter Sharon ( Jodelle Ferland is a critically acclaimed series of Stealth games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. Castlevania is a Video game series created and developed by Konami. 
Konami produces a variety of slot machines including:
In 2005, Konami Corporation merged with six of its subsidiaries.
In 2006, Konami Corporation divided the Japanese video game enterprise at a new subsidiary, Konami Digital Entertainment Co. , Ltd. and Konami Corporation shifted to the holding company.
Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, (aka KCET, KCE Tokyo, Konami TYO, and Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo Co. , Ltd. ) is a former subsidiary of Konami Corporation. A subsidiary, in business matters is an entity that is controlled by a bigger and more powerful entity Konami absorbed KCET along with several of its other subsidiaries in 2005. KCET was a Tokyo-based game developer responsible for many of Konami's most notable franchises, including Winning Eleven, Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Gradius, and Silent Hill. Winning Eleven is a soccer/football Video game series made by Konami Tokyo. Dance Dance Revolution (abbreviated DDR) previously known as Dancing Stage in PAL territories until the announcement of is a Survival horror Video game franchise developed and published by Konami.
Konami JPN Ltd. , formerly Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (KCEJ), is a video game developer and subsidiary of Konami Corporation, located in Tokyo, Japan. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual that creates Video games A developer may specialize in a certain video A subsidiary, in business matters is an entity that is controlled by a bigger and more powerful entity officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.
The development house has worked on titles for a wide variety of platforms, ranging from Game Boy to PlayStation. The is a handheld video game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. The PlayStation (abbreviated PS, PSone, PS1, or informally as PSX) is a 32-bit fifth generation Video game console KCEJ is split into two different development teams, located in two offices in Tokyo. KCEJ East has worked on the PlayStation 2's Reiselied and 7 Blades as well as a number of dating sims for the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and Game Boy. The is a 32-bit Video game console that was first released on November 22 1994 in Japan, May 11 1995 in North America KCEJ West is known for the best-selling Metal Gear Solid series, and the Beatmania and GuitarFreaks series. GuitarFreaks (also GUITARFREAKS, abbreviated GF) is a Music video game series produced by Konami.
On April 1, 2005, KCEJ (along with KCET and KCES) merged with its parent company. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Hideo Kojima (the company's former vice president) has formed his own subsidiary, Kojima Productions. is a Japanese video game designer originally employed at Konami. Kojima Productions is a Video game developer under the guidance of Game designer Hideo Kojima.
Konami's First logo used from 1981-July 1986.
Konami's strips logo used from 1986-February 2003.
The current and most recent Konami logo since February 2003.