While they "may not outsell FIFA," it's certainly a success from their point of view. Their progress is "beginning to be noticed" by fans. Few years to 'rebuild PES'.
“I don’t think there’s a massive gap in terms of the playability. There are certain areas we need to improve, but it’s not a huge gap – and we’re gradually closing it," said Konami UK general manager Pete Stone.
“We may not outsell FIFA, but we can sell enough so that it’s good from our point of view. Don’t think of it as a battle where we’re trying to ‘win’, or outsell them, because that’s not necessarily the case." They expect sales this autumn to remain the same.
“We’ve made progress and that’s beginning to be noticed, but we’re also going to spend a few years rebuilding PES and sales. It’s a long process.” FIFA remains the biggest football franchise in the videogames market, with PES now recovering slowly.