PES 2011 Release Date Challenges FIFA 11 - UK Update

September release close to FIFA's own October launch.

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PES 2011 Release Date Challenges FIFA 11 - UK Update
Konami has just announced the European release dates for Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. And they sit quite closely with that of its fierce rival, EA's FIFA 11.

The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of PES 2011 will hit the UK on October 8th. This is, for some reason, later than the European launch on the 30th of September - a mere day before FIFA 11 is released on PS3, 360, Wii, DS, PSP and PS2.

Those of you looking to compare the PS2, PSP and Wii versions of PES 2011 to EA's effort will have to wait a little while longer - to an unspecified date in October.

Now for the inevitable question. Which series is better? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT... in the comments box below, if you would please.


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westside 19 Aug 2010 06:17
And you don't think that Konami isn't a corporate jugernaught either? C'mon....
For the record I am not a FIFA nor PES supporter...I just buy what I deem to be the best football simulation that year. FIFA world cup seems to be the best so far in terms of gameplay.
Blade 19 Aug 2010 08:29

Well compared to EA not at all! I don't think Konami have bought out all the competition like EA have and Konami certainly don't bring out a new game every 6 months and charge people to download 'live updates' like EA do. But the main reason I choose Fifa over PES is just the fact that I love Masters League. Fifa's Manager Mode isn't fit to clean the boots of PES's Masters League! Fifa is certainly superior in some areas (licenses and animations) but I still think PES has it over Fifa where it really counts - It's more enjoyable to play. Each to their own though I guess.
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TK 19 Aug 2010 09:37
I ws playng FIFA all alng and started playng PES thz yr nd all i cn say is tht FIFA is buried 4 m wether console or PC Pro is king bt i wish PES culd buy licnce rights 4 Bundisliga,Stadiums and more leageus bcoz whn u play u realy feel somthing is m'cing thre..n FIFA shuld step up on PC version pls.
pollox 19 Aug 2010 10:26
@Joe_O wot a load of s*!t, fifas for mongs who are rubbish at football in real life
pollox 19 Aug 2010 10:28
@alexhooren how true, f**kfifa bruvinnit
RamIt 19 Aug 2010 10:34
Trust me PES on the Wii is the ONLY way to play footy. Total control .... on and off the ball, no other game on any other platform gives you this!
PT 19 Aug 2010 10:42
PES I believe might be for those who can't type proper grammer..
alexh2o 19 Aug 2010 11:01
@TK - I believe Konami said that in the next few years they hope to have all the licenses, but currently EA have exclusive rights on lots, and those contracts need to expire!

@pollox - yes blud!!
manan 19 Aug 2010 15:00
why PES11 is not coming in PSP
Gucci boy 19 Aug 2010 15:31
DJ Onick 20 Aug 2010 01:12
Fifa is for people who want realism.
PES is for people who just want a bit of fun.
any way im a fifa fan because pes is really unrealistic come on i know the game is fun but at least make it realistic enough.the players run like as if they need the toilet and the goalkeepers are just crap even the best one's.
DJ Onick 20 Aug 2010 01:15
@manan it will come on psp but after the ps3 and xbox 360 versions are out
DJ Onick 20 Aug 2010 01:25
check this website out it tells how well both games have done over the last five years.
Jason 29 Aug 2010 18:52
Pes is for hardcore footballers. Fifa is for small kids who prefer a football game to grow instead of hitting the game running...PES is always the s**t when it comes to playability whereas FIFA tends to become lack-lustre on the long run
infinate 3 Sep 2010 17:27
Both FIFA and PES are good games. fifa has definately been better overall both off and online over the last 2 years. I am looking forward to pes this year, from what i have seen, its looking like how it should have looked from 09 edition. fifa will be good though too im sure, but pes will get my 40 and thats 4 damn sho! psn nate_210
pes 4 Sep 2010 12:16
@play_Pes?_=_fail fifa is for noobs
lewis 21 Sep 2010 22:59
iv played both pes and fifa demo i am fan off both but no doubt pes is beta it has champions leauge and all the others lyk euro cup and everything amazon plus now the players are more realistic lyk the keepers save a pritty lot off shot depending on how good they are in real life but on fifa u can just score from halfway line like wot kids lyk to do :/ pes all the way the only thing they need is the kits on the teams fixed and names and thn more teams lyk fifa has every leauge if pes had tht fifa would probs be out off buisness no1 wud buy it cum on pes get ever lisence ino tht fifas are narely expired soon so hopefully they wont renew and join pes where they belong :)
wikywyles 24 Sep 2010 15:00
Personaaly i hadn't bought a fifa since 95, when as van basten you went to the one posisition and i went to pro evo and vowed never to go bk to fifa...until i bought a ps3 and fifa 10 was the free game just for playing purposes i cracked on took me a while to get out used to not having pro evo controls, but when i got into it loved it so assumed pro evo 10 would be twice the game as it has been for ages....i was so annoyed! it was no were near! it seemed wooden compared to fifa in fluid gameplay and neat touches and much to fast for realism, c'mon enjoying the fact you can build a beautifull move up and find it difficult is realism...the fact a team will make it difficult is realism...and football fans love to tinker with management side as well, the intricate transfer options and scouting, all i am sadly dissapointed to say fifa have took to a level way beyond pro evo in the 10 series, have pre ordrerd fifa 11 but haven't heard or seen pro evo 11 so any one with websites i'm still soooo wanting to fall bk in love with the pro evo i have been for years
Therovich 16 Oct 2010 19:21
i love what ea did with the fifa happy for the tight competiotio though.
mohammed taha 21 Oct 2010 18:59
i love pes
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