Konami Exhibits Upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Products at GAMA Trade Show

YuGiOhKonami Digital Entertainment Inc. showcased its product portfolio, including 2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game products, at the Game Manufacturers Association’s annual trade show in Las Vegas on March 19 to 20. The latest Yu-Gi-Oh! cards include the Legacy of the Valiant: Deluxe Edition line, which came out earlier this month and features nine booster packs, foil versions, promotional sleeves, and preview cards of upcoming cards.

Meanwhile, the Premium Gold set will hit store shelves on March 28 and includes rare and never released cards. The last product for spring release is the Dragons of Legend booster packs, debuting on April 25, which contain cards from all four seasons of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV show.

Konami is offering three accessories for the card sets. The Duelist Portfolios are [Read more...]

Hobby Store Game Sales Up

Game sales in hobby stores were up from 5 to 10 percent in 2009 despite the worst economy in generations, according to a report in the new issue of Internal Correspondence. The growth was driven by a resurgence in Magic: The Gathering sales and by board game sales up by double-digit percentages. Yu-Gi-Oh! and the return of HeroClix also helped support improved sales. Non-collectible miniature sales were slightly down, and RPG sales were down approximately 10 percent in 2009.

New Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s TCG Available March 30

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it will release its newest trading card came, Absolute Powerforce Special Edition, with super rare copies of Dandylion and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon, to retail and hobby outlets on March 30.

The Absolute Powerforce Special Edition includes three Absolute Powerforce booster packs and one super rare variant card. Absolute Powerforce Special Edition makes it easy for Duelists to get their own super rare copies of Dandylion and Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. These monsters have only been available as magazine subscription promotional cards, and have never been available in stores until now.