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Konami’s gaming PCs are now available for pre-order

In a nutshell: Konami, the one-time video gaming big behind the likes of Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid, has entered the PC manufacturing enterprise. Konami Amusements, a subsidiary of Konami Holdings Corporation, is now accepting orders for the primary three Arespear gaming PCs.

Konami launched the Arespear model earlier this 12 months with out a lot fanfare. The identify reveals who the PCs and equipment are aimed towards: the “Are” a part of “Arespear” stands for “Advanced Revolution of Esports.”

As reported by Japanese publication PC Watch, the primary three PCs to hold the Arespear identify are actually obtainable to pre-order, with delivery set to start on the finish of September. They embrace an entry-level C300 mannequin, and the high-end C700 and C700+.

Priced at 184,000 yen (round $1,750), the C300 comes with a Core i5-9400F processor, 8GB of DDR4-2666 reminiscence, a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650. The C700, in the meantime, prices 338,800 yen (about $3,205) and ups the {hardware} to a watercooled i7-9700, an RTX 2070 Super and 16GB DDR4-2666 reminiscence. Storage consists of the identical 512GB SSD discovered within the C300 together with a 1TB laborious drive.

The C700+ is just about the identical because the C700, besides it options an acrylic facet panel and RGB lighting for the additional 22,000 yen (round $210). Taxes are included in all the costs and each mannequin comes with an Asus Xonar AE sound card. There’s no phrase if the PCs shall be obtainable globally.

Konami can be promoting Arespear-branded PC equipment, together with gaming headphones and keyboards. As famous by gamesindustry.biz, the corporate has been embracing the esports world lately by constructing an esports studio into its new Tokyo headquarters and rebranding Pro Evolution Soccer to eFootball PES.

While video video games are not Konami’s fundamental focus—the corporate appears to want pachinko and slot machines—it reportedly has one or two Silent Hill video games within the works.

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