Winning Eleven dated in Europe

Pro Evolution Soccer 6 for PS2, Xbox 360, PC kicks into stores October 27; US release still listed as "winter 2007."

Just as countries are divided in calling the world's most popular sport "soccer" or "football," gaming fans of the sport are divided on their preference of footie franchises. Electronic Arts' FIFA series and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer (also known as Winning Eleven) series have gone toe-to-toe with fans, and they look to do so again this year.

Not so coincidentally, on the same day some editions of FIFA 07 were released in Europe, Konami wanted gamers in the region to know when its soccer game would be available. The company announced that Pro Evolution Soccer 6 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and PC would be available on October 27. PSP and Nintendo DS editions are expected to be released "shortly after."

Though EA has a head start on Konami in Europe on current-gen systems, the next-gen battle will begin on the same day, as FIFA 07 for the Xbox 360 is also scheduled for release on October 27.

Konami's Web site still lists Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (Pro Evo 6's name in the US) as being available in North America in "winter 2007."

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73 comments
ferid84
ferid84

why gamespot always ignore this great game and pays more attention for stupid FIFA soccer....am waiting this game for months..and today is the released day 27 october and game spot has nothing to say about this game.... if americans loves soccer they would give zero to fifa and pays more attention to this game

mrdogg
mrdogg

Oh Yeah!!!!!! I'll paly this GAME!!!!!

-iKd7x-
-iKd7x-

Can this game work on American Xbox 360 consoles? can you play european 360 games on an american 360?

_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm not sure if I'm getting this

cholozx
cholozx

PES and winnigeleven is the best soccer game in the world......dont think about it just buy it......

jamesgoff
jamesgoff

Well whateva level u play on there will be ways to "beat " the AI .. if you have PES5 on 1 star the opposition dont even play football... just wait around to be tackled. Where as on the top level , if you play in a certain style they do have weaker areas than others . However in each new eddition this problem becomes less and less.

mrblah00
mrblah00

PES is very far from perfect, specifically your teammate AI. They dont know how to do plays, when youre on a breakaway they actually run backwards even if they arent offsides, or they dont even sprint as youre trying to counter attack and completely screw up your chance. Or they just stand there without trying to get open for a pass. It gets very infuriating at times. I heard this game is supposed to feature "intelligent" runs by the AI on your team, so maybe that problem will get fixed finally. But its still insanely better than FIFA. I used to hate soccer games thanks to FIFA, I thought it was the "best" since it sold the most and if the best was so crappy then the other games must be really really crappy. I decided to play a PC demo of PES4 and have been hooked ever since, its truly an amazing game compared to FIFA.

jamesgoff
jamesgoff

Everybody knows that PES is the best simulation footbal game ever. Each one the is released somehow improves on the "perfect" curent title. The gap from PES4 to 5 was to a completely new and better game . Fifa got complacent thinking that people would only buy an average football game 'coz they had the official names .. names mean nothing. Anyway you can edit the teams very easily on the Xbox! PES 6 i hope will be another massive leap forward. James.

Duffleman
Duffleman

Paulf001 "People actually buy soccer games? I don't see this selling any next gen systems. " Mate, have you heard of Europe? "soccer" or "football" as everybody except the US call it, is the biggest sport in the world. Pro Evo will top the charts for weeks when it's launched.

KingKoop
KingKoop

Oh yeah, strange we (EU) get it before US we must be bigger fans!

wenbin09
wenbin09

the best footie game no doubt!!!

lwa02vkc
lwa02vkc

i'm really looking forward to this game. hopefully pro evolution 6 will be an even better game than the-already-'perfect' winning eleven 10 jap. version. i find Paulf001's comment. very ignorant ' People actually buy soccer games? I don't see this selling any next gen systems. ' Paul you dont have any clue at all..

call1
call1

It's all opinionated to me even though I like FIFA and that I think FIFA 07 is a masterpiece. I also like the actual teams not fake teams like West London and somthing shire. It's the gameplay that draws me to FIFA and away from PES & WES. Seriously I don't care about who wins as long as I get a good game, but nobody seems to be wanting to change their approch to their games gameplay anyway.

SecondAssasin
SecondAssasin

Pro Evoluton Soccer is the better soccer for many years. FIFA had strong years: 98, 99 and 2003. I have already played FIFA 07. Garbage!! The only thing that FIFA has and PES doesn't is a lot of licences, but pure gameplay is all PES. Can't wait for the new PES serie. I'm still playing PES 5!!!

Paulf001
Paulf001

People actually buy soccer games? I don't see this selling any next gen systems.

bit77
bit77

this one will be great...if they manage to do the master league mode more appealing then it will boost evthing else away...bottom line is FIFA 07 is cooler in terms of management, team licences and game atmosphere...but PES is the better football simulation, FIFA cannot compete in any way...they should merge the management of FIFA and the matches of PES...

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

well though i probably wont be gettin it i hope it sells well..accually if it has good enough mucltipalye i might get it

isoplus
isoplus

"Does anyone know if the european version of the game will be playable on US' 360s? That would be huge." Nope, you can't. And I'll prolly get a PC version first for that reason.

isoplus
isoplus

LOL you crack me up !!!

senorjoeyo
senorjoeyo

"Wrong, you ignorant fool. It is also called soccer in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. " All those countries suck at football, If they called it football I swear they'd be better at it.

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

EA should have fired all the producers and all the people who have something to do with FIFA(the game),get a better team EA,you have enough money for that!!!! .Once I scored 15 goals in a match ...that`s just not real :(

Satanmar
Satanmar

I'll get mine pre-ordered :-)

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

Winning Eleven is really one of the top games around for soccer ... this coming from a non soccer fan !

Ander_Fodel
Ander_Fodel

PES is reaaaaaaaally muuuuuuuuch better than FIFA

Richaayy
Richaayy

well the aussies have a national sport called Aussie Rules.. which they call football.. so calling it soccer is expected... i use both cus i live in ireland and call a different sport football.. so to clarify sometimes i call it soccer.. but yeh PES6 is pretty great.. bit more arcade-y than PES5 but great great game. I cant wait to see it on the 360 thou, esp seeing as the 360 has 4 shoulder buttons.. something really missing from the xbox versions

darkerangel2
darkerangel2

I've played fifa 07 and rekon that PES 5 is better than it. PES6 is simply gonna blow FIFA away.

risi37
risi37

cant wait for this game

Dantecamp
Dantecamp

Does anyone know if the european version of the game will be playable on US' 360s? That would be huge.

Feanor5503
Feanor5503

"Nobody in this world except americans and canadians called it SOCCER" Wrong, you ignorant fool. It is also called soccer in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Princecake
Princecake

The last serious Fifa game i've played was 98' - with that being said, i do try some edition every now and then but none could make me try for more than 2 matches. WE/PES is the definite football game - football is a religion and there should be only 1 god in this religion :D thank you konami for making game for the beautiful game with a passion :D

mrblah00
mrblah00

People arent split, just ignorant. Almost everyone who has played WE/PES has prefered it over FIFA, from people who have played both games its probably more like 85% out of 15% in favor of PES (and Im probably being very generous, the amount of people who prefer PES over FIFA is pretty insane, not split at all). Its just that most people have only played FIFA because of EA's brand name appeal. PES is simply in an entirely different league of gameplay while FIFA still struggles to find out how to make a player dribble the ball correctly. Konami keeps dropping the ball in terms of getting their name out there. Its just ridiculous because I dont think they even try. It took them this long to get a release date out? They havent said a single word about the PC version. My god konami. PES could embarass the hell out of FIFA if Konami could get its act together and make it more known. Even reviewers always saying how much better PES is than FIFA cant save it from Konami's half assed attempt at advertising. Not to mention how FIFA manages to always release much earlier than PES/WE despite the japanese version coming out first. Konami should just be ashamed for not letting their game reach the potential its capable of.

bucanero05
bucanero05

Nobody in this world except americans and canadians called it SOCCER

aramitz
aramitz

Sadly I think the majority of the non-hardcore (who are usually the ones to buy football games) judge the quality of a title by what player(s) is on the front cover. FIFA 07 on the PS2 has easily been the best selling FIFA game (especially on the ps2) for quite some time though. In one particular big entertainment store over at Liverpool, nearly 20% conversion of customers going in bought FIFA on saturday. That's alot of FIFA.

345669
345669

I thought this was known earlier? Any how, I have pre-ordered both fifa & pro evo 6 already...Yeas!

evanawda2005
evanawda2005

i never seen the iraqi team in any soccer game even saudia arabia and palastine and other countries that suck they put them in the game but iraq is not, WHY?can u guys put the iraqi team in winning eleven or fifa,cmon thats not fair.

huscosft
huscosft

imagine your self playing car racing games , fighting games ..... without vibration OMG !!!!!!! still want to buy PS3 ??? god bless you

taisui
taisui

Let me reiterate again, there will be PS3 versions of WE and FIFA, it just wouldn't be this year's edition, but next year. Just like how the PS3 couldn't have NBA Live 06 / NBA 2K6, simple as that.

taisui
taisui

jofy, if you don't know the whole story, please just shut up. Winning Eleven will have Xbox 360 version, because there is NO FRIGGING PS3 VERSION THIS YEAR!! ps fanboy!! Geez.... Yea sure, the PS3 version will ship as early as in Spring, IN JAPAN, where it is traditionally released in the spring, contrast to fall in America and Europe. My bet is that it wouldn't be out till summer, and it is the next year's edition, just like how the only Next-Gen NBA Live 06 or NBA 2K6 is only on the 360. Dude, even the guy from Konami said it's exclusive, and Sony wasn't happy and pressure Konami to throw muds, it's so obvious.

jofy
jofy

mamad-raise stop lying,I cant stop laughing when I read your posts, check this little 360 fanboy http://1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3153167 "LGC 2006: Konami Calls Foul on Microsoft Winning Eleven is not exclusive to Xbox 360.Winning Eleven is exclusive to the 360 for this year, but it's likely a case of necessesity (the PS3 game, which he confirmed is being worked on, isn't far enough along in development) rather than some major exclusivity deal with Microsoft. The PS3 version could ship as early as next spring".take this,mouhahahaha!!!!

mamad_raiss
mamad_raiss

harry007 just to let you know............PES is also announced for ps3 http://www.ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=30888 yea PES on ps3 with much better graphics,AI and gameplay. I didn't see such a fanboy in years , everybody know that this two soccer franchie will be exclusive for next-gen system on xbox360 . you address a forum for your proof ??? I just track your post and laugh at you everytime (Harry 007 a lier like 007 movies )

ardandil
ardandil

of course konami franchise is better not just a commercial title, i just wonder if they could find out some way to start the game with the push of only a few buttoms... is still great

JacksWastedLife
JacksWastedLife

Moocow21 says: ' Grrr... why do we have to wait longer in the U.S.?' Because you just do. Try living in Europe and waiting longer for just about everything that ever comes out. We should get football games first, it's about the only thing we do get.

mithund
mithund

It's actually simple Tim, the countries that are passionate about the game call it "Football", the countries that make fun of it 'cos they suck at it call it "Soccer" :P With regards to the video game, those who are true lovers of the game choose PES, casual gamers pick up FIFA.

dotcartoon
dotcartoon

@beda it is spelt 'pronounced' and "idiot" not pronaunces and idiotik. idiotik n00bs

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

OMG OMG FIFA is nothing compared to PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER