Soccer franchise Winning Eleven (AKA Pro Evolution Soccer) is facing increased competition from foreign-based developers. The game's latest television spots also show heavy competition from a sauve non-Japanese-looking fella with a Japanese last name. And they're some of the most popular ads on Japanese television.
A group of Japanese comedians promote Winning Eleven (Pro Evo Soccer) at an event in Tokyo. As seen on Game Watch Impress.
Last night, Japan played valiantly against Paraguay. The game was 0-0 after extra time causing the victor to be settled by penalty kicks. Paraguay made all its shots. Japan, however, did not.
In The Land of the Rising Sun, Pro Evolution Soccer is known as Winning Eleven. Ironic, as the Japanese national team traditionally hasn't been winning. Until recently, that is.
If there's one lesson I learned from Konami's super fun gaming day in NYC yesterday, it would have to be coming to the realization that playing a soccer video game is far more entertaining than watching a real one. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not hater by any means. I respect the sport, and I rarely ever diss its…