The KONAMI success Story
Established in Osaka, Japan in 1969 by Kagemasa Kozuki, KONAMI s one of the video game industry's biggest success stories. From its beginnings as a jukebox hire and repair shop, Kozuki-san - who is still President and Chief Executive Officer of KONAMI entered the field of entertainment and amusement arcade machines four years later. By 1984, KONAMI had opened successful offices in the US, UK and a key German subsidiary and expanded into home formats. It enjoyed huge success on the Nintendo NES format, extending its market share with a wave of well-received titles. KONAMI's uccessful initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange crowned the 1988 business year.
KONAMI continues to be recognised as a leader in innovative and entertaining games, and is always looking to the future. In 1997, the KONAMI Computer Entertainment School was set up to offer young programmers and video game developers a professional start - and now boasts sites in Kobe, Osaka and Tokyo, making it theworld's major centre of its kind.
At the end of the last fiscal year end of March 2004, KONAMI mployed over 4,300 people and generated a converted turn over of approx. 2.1 billion Euro. It now has offices in North and South America, across Europe and Asia. In excess of 1,000 employees work in the development studios alone, creating top video games for consoles such as PlayStation 2, PSOne, Game Boy Advance, Xbox and GameCube.
As it looks to expand its European operation, KONAMI as strenthened its Frankfurt office (Konami of Europe GmbH (KOE), with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany), which oversees subsidiaries in UK, France, Spain, Benelux and Scandinavia. 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.
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.
Branch registered in the United Kingdom no. BR7089
35 Vine Street, London, EC2AA, United Kingdom
Registered in Amsterdam No. 33297816
De Boelelaan 7 OFFICIA I, 1083HJ Amsterdam, Netherlands