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Konami Digital Entertainment
Type Corporation
Founded March 21, 1969 (Konami)
March 19, 1973 (Konami Industry Co., Ltd.)
June 1991 (Konami Co., Ltd.)
April 1995 (Konami Computer Entertainment)
March 31, 2006 (Konami Digital Entertainment)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Kagemasa Kōzuki, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 10,454
Website http://www.konami.com/

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (株式会社コナミデジタルエンタテインメント, Kabushiki-gaisha Konami Dejitaru Entateinmento) is the Japanese development division of Konami Holdings Corporation.

Konami Industry Co., Ltd.

Konami was founded by Kagemasa Kōzuki on March 21, 1969. It was incorporated as Konami Industry Co., Ltd. (コナミ工業株式会社, Konami Kōgyō Kabushiki Gaisha) on March 19, 1973.

Konami Co., Ltd.

It was renamed Konami Co., Ltd. (コナミ株式会社, Konami Kabushikigaisha) in June 1991.

Konami Computer Entertainment subsidiaries

On April 3 1995, after the Hanshin Earthquake, Konami was restructured. Development subsidiaries were formed under the Konami Computer Entertainment moniker consisting of Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo and Konami Computer Entertainment Osaka.

In April 1996, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan was formed.

In March 1997, additional subsidiaries were established including Konami Computer Entertainment Studios Yokohama, Konami Computer Entertainment Sapporo, and Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoya.

Konami Corporation

In July 2000, the English name of the company was changed to Konami Corporation.

Consolidation and Konami Digital Entertainment

Konami Computer Entertainment Nagoy and Konami Computer Entertainment Kobe were dissolved in December 2002.

Konami Computer Entertainment Osaka (then known as Konami Computer Entertainment Studios), Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, and Konami Computer Entertainment Japan were merged into Konami Corporation on March 1, 2005.

On March 31, 2006, all remaining development divisions were merged into a new subsidiary, Konami Digital Entertainment. After this, Konami Corporation became solely a holdings company and was renamed Konami Holdings Company.

Konami games owned by WEC Museum

Title Released Added to Museum Notes
A Jax 1987 Windows: May 25, 2020 WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Castlevania 1986 NES Classic: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
WEC Museum owns the NES version on NES Classic Edition.
The WEC Museum owns the Famicom version on Famicom Mini.
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest 1987 NES Classic: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
WEC Museum owns the NES version on NES Classic Edition.
The WEC Museum owns the Famicom version on Famicom Mini.
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood 1993 TG-16 Mini: May 1, 2020 WEC Museum owns the Super CD-ROM² version on PC Engine Mini.
Gradius 1985 NES Classic: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
TG-16 Mini: May 1, 2020
Windows: May 25, 2020
WEC Museum owns the NES version on NES Classic Edition.
The WEC Museum owns the Famicom version on Famicom Mini.
WEC Museum owns the TG-16 version on PC Engine Mini.
WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Gradius II: Gofer's Ambition 1988 TG-16 Mini: May 1, 2020
Windows: May 25, 2020
WEC Museum owns the Super CD-ROM² version on PC Engine Mini.
WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Gradius III 1989 Switch: January 1, 2021 WEC Museum owns the arcade version through Arcade Archives for Nintendo Switch.
Haunted Castle 1988 Windows: May 25, 2020 WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Kitten Kaboodle 1988 360: December 21, 2010 WEC Museum owns the arcade version on Game Room for Xbox 360.
Metal Gear 2013 PS3: June 24, 2018 WEC Museum owns a port of the MSX version in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake 2013 PS3: June 24, 2018 WEC Museum owns a PS3 port of the MSX version in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.
Metal Gear Online 2013 PS3: June 12, 2008 WEC Museum owns the PS3 version.
Metal Gear Solid 1998 PS Classic: December 5, 2018
PS1: April 10, 2019
WEC Museum owns the PS1 version on PlayStation Classic.
The WEC Museum owns the PS1 version.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2013 PS3: June 24, 2018 WEC Museum owns a PS3 port of the PS2 version in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2013 PS3: June 24, 2018 WEC Museum owns a PS3 port of the PS2 version in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2013 PS3: June 12, 2008 WEC Museum owns the PS3 version.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014 360: December 16, 2014 WEC Museum owns the Xbox 360 version.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection 2013 PS3: June 24, 2018
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 2013 PS3: June 24, 2018 WEC Museum owns a PS3 port of the PSP version in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection.
Scramble 1981 Windows: May 25, 2020 WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Salamander 1986 Windows: May 25, 2020 WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Snatcher 1992 TG-16 Mini: May 1, 2020 WEC Museum owns the Super CD-ROM² version on PC Engine Mini.
Thunder Cross 1988 Windows: May 25, 2020 WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Tokimeki Memorial 1994 TG-16 Mini: May 1, 2020 WEC Museum owns the Super CD-ROM² version on PC Engine Mini.
TwinBee 1985 Windows: May 25, 2020 WEC Museum owns the arcade version in Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics.
Yie Ar Kung-Fu 1986 FC Mini: August 10, 2017 WEC Museum owns the Famicom version on Famicom Mini.