Winning Eleven

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Every year, the new version of the game is released first as Winning Eleven in Japan, and after a few months a slightly modified version is released worldwide, in two different packages: World Soccer Winning Eleven for the Americans, and Pro Evolution Soccer for the rest of the world. Additionally, in some countries a localized version is released, featuring local leagues and teams, instead of European ones. In 2007, the franchise used the name “Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer” for the American market, which transitioned to Pro Evolution Soccer in 2008, dropping the Winning Eleven moniker entirely for that region. This game is the number one game in the Middle East.

Winning Eleven’s popularity has grown over the years, and is currently one of the most popular football games world-wide, fiercely rivaling EA’s FIFA Series. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2009 is the latest version of the game and was released in Japan on November 27, 2008.

The Winning Eleven series has been produced under the guidance of Shingo “Seabass” Takatsuka at KCEJ.

The main single-player mode is the Master League mode, where the player is given control of a team of his/her selection. However, the players are all generic, fictional players with relatively poor statistics. These players have become cult figures to many people playing the Master League. The aim is to use these players and gain points by winning matches, using acquired points to purchase real players to join the team. Ultimately, one should end up with a team of skilled players. In Winning Eleven 8, players’ growth and decline curves were added, where a player’s statistics may improve or decline, depending on training and age. This added a new depth to purchasing players, as one is less likely to purchase an aging star whose statistics are declining over an up-and-coming youngster whose statistics rise dramatically.

Versions

PlayStation

* World Soccer Winning Eleven (jul/1995)
* J-League Winning Eleven (jul/1995)
* Winning Eleven ’97 (nov/1996) (International Superstar Soccer Pro)
* J-League Winning Eleven 3 (1997)
* Winning Eleven 3 (may/1998) (International Superstar Soccer Pro ’98)
* Winning Eleven 3 Final ver. (dec/1998)
* Winning Eleven 4 (aug/1999) (ISS Pro Evolution)
* J-League Winning Eleven ’98-99 (1999)
* J-League Winning Eleven 2000 (2000)
* Winning Eleven 2000 U-23 (feb/2000)
* J-League Winning Eleven 2001 (2001)
* Winning Eleven 2002 (may/2002)

PlayStation 2

* Winning Eleven 5 (mar/2001) (Pro Evolution Soccer)
* J-League Winning Eleven 5 (nov/2001)
* Winning Eleven 5 Final Evolution (dec/2001)
* Winning Eleven 6 (apr/2002) (Pro Evolution Soccer 2)
* J-League Winning Eleven 6 (sep/2002)
* Winning Eleven 6 Final Evolution (jan/2003)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 International (mar/2003)
* Winning Eleven 7 (oct/2003) (Pro Evolution Soccer 3)
* J-League Winning Eleven Tactics (dec/2003)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International (also available as an Adidas Premium Package in Japan) (feb/2004)
* Winning Eleven 8 (aug/2004) (Pro Evolution Soccer 4)
* J-League Winning Eleven 8 Asia Championship (nov/2004)
* K-League Winning Eleven 8 Asia Championship (nov/2004)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International (feb/2005)
* Winning Eleven 8 Tactics European Club Soccer (dec/2005)
* Winning Eleven 8 LiveWare Evolution (mar/2005)
* Winning Eleven 9 (oct/2005) (Pro Evolution Soccer 5)
* Winning Eleven 9 LiveWare Evolution (only for Korea) (feb/2006)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 (feb/2006)
* J-League Winning Eleven 9 Asia Championship (nov/2005)
* K-League Winning Eleven 9 Asia Championship (dec/2005)
* Winning Eleven 9 Bonus Pack (jan/2006)
* Winning Eleven 10 (also available as a Konamistyle Special Edition in Japan) (apr/2006) (Pro Evolution Soccer 6)
* J-League Winning Eleven 10 + Europe League ’06-’07 (nov/2006)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (feb/2007)
* Winning Eleven 10 LiveWare Evolution (only for Korea) (feb/2007)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2008)
* J-League Winning Eleven 2007 Club Championship (aug/2007)
* J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship (aug/2008)
* Winning Eleven 2009 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 in North America and Europe) (2009)

GameCube

* Winning Eleven 6 Final Evolution (jan/2003)

Wii

* Winning Eleven Play Maker 2008 (Japan)
* Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (ROTW) (Feb/2008)
* Winning Eleven 2009 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 in North America and Europe) (2009)

Xbox

* World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International (feb/2005)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 (feb/2006)

Xbox 360

* Winning Eleven X (dec/2006)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (feb/2007)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (spring 2007)
* Winning Eleven 2009 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 in North America and Europe) (nov 2008)
* Winning Eleven 2009 (Japan and Asia) (nov 27, 2008)

PC

* World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International (apr/2004)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International (feb/2005)
* Winning Eleven 9 LiveWare Evolution (only for Korea) (mar/2006)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 (apr/2006)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (jun/2007)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (oct/2007)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (oct/2008)

Arcade

* Winning Eleven Arcade Game Style (2002)
* Winning Eleven Arcade Game Style 2003 (nov/2003)
* Winning Eleven 2006 Arcade Championship (dec/2006)

Game Boy Advance

* Winning Eleven (apr/2002)
* J-League Winning Eleven Advance 2002 (oct/2002)

Nintendo DS

* Winning Eleven DS (also available with limited edition Winning Eleven Jet Black DS Lite in Japan) (nov/2006)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (feb/2007)

PSP

* Winning Eleven 9 Ubiquitous Evolution (sep/2005)
* World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 (feb/2006)
* Winning Eleven 10 Ubiquitous Evolution (dec/2006)
* Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 (feb/2007)
* Winning Eleven Ubiquitous Evolution 2008 (jan/2008)
* Winning Eleven 2009 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 in North America and Europe) (2009)

1 Comment

  1. good game, i love this game.. nice info..


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