Performance Designed Products Helps Konami Celebrate 25 Years of Classic Frogger Fun With New VG Pocket 'Tablet' Portable Gaming System

Aug 29, 2006, 01:00 ET from Performance Designed Products

    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As Frogger begins the countdown to
 his silver anniversary, Performance Designed Products (PDP) is planning to
 participate in the celebration. The company has partnered with Konami
 Digital Entertainment, Inc. to create a new VG Pocket portable handheld
 gaming device, "Tablet" a portable game system featuring a brilliant color
 screen, packed with 25 classic 8-bit games, including Konami's timeless
 classic Frogger. The "Tablet" will be available in September at retailers
 across North America.
     The "Tablet" will feature a 2.0" backlit TFT LCD display screen housed
 in a colorful round shell available in an off white, lime green, magenta
 and orange. The system will allow gamers to enjoy their favorite 8-bit
 games from the past, including the fan-favorite Frogger. Gamers will enjoy
 endless hours of portable gameplay on the "Tablet" for the suggested retail
 price of only $29.99.
     The gaming system will have optional plug 'n play capabilities so that
 players can experience their favorite arcade games on a television screen.
 An A/V cable that provides TV connectivity will be sold separately in a kit
 at $9.99. Each kit will also include a stylish case to store and keep the
 console protected when not in use.
     "PDP is honored to participate in the celebration of the 25th
 anniversary of Frogger with the launch of the 'Tablet' from our line of VG
 Pocket portable game systems," said Paul Chen, VP of Licensing and Content
 at Performance Designed Products. "Additional 8-bit games on the 'Tablet'
 offer even more retro fun for older gamers who played these games decades
 ago, along with new gamers who will be introduced to them for the first
     "Konami chose to license content to PDP for their VG Pocket systems
 because we feel the systems will showcase our classic titles in a positive
 and fun way, while also introducing them to new audiences who may not have
 seen them before," said Daniel Kletzky, vice president, merchandise
 licensing, Konami. "Kids and new casual gamers probably have not been
 exposed to Frogger, and the Tablet is a great way to introduce these
 demographics to the brand, and help in celebrating its 25th anniversary."
     To get the full experience and first taste of the gameplay-please visit
 the new interactive website
     About Performance Designed Products
     Performance Designed Products (PDP) headquartered in Los Angeles, CA,
 is a creative think tank that designs, develops and manufactures innovative
 portable video game systems, console game accessories and audio peripherals
 for the consumer electronics channel. PDP is the parent company to four
 exciting brands: Pelican, the premier 3rd party video game accessory
 company in North America; Score, an innovative offering of video game cases
 and bags; Headbanger Audio, a high-end line of performance cables and audio
 products; and VG Pocket, showcasing a line of entry and mid level Portable
 Gaming Systems. Performance Designed Products is committed to providing
 consumers with quality inventive products to enhance their entertainment
 experience and lifestyle.
     About Konami
     Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
 entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises
 Metal Gear Solid(R), Silent Hill(R) and Castlevania(R), among other top
 sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in
 Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in
 the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt,
 Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital
 Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock
 Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by
 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. can be found at

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