´During G2E 2021, Konami’s DIMENSION 49J received the First Place Gold Medal for “Best Slot Product´
(Las Vegas, SoloAzar Exclusive).- Eduardo Aching, Konami Gaming Vice President, International Gaming Operations, granted an interview to SoloAzar to talk about his impression about recent G2E show, the feedback received and the products released, among other issues.
How have you experienced the fact of being in a face-to-face show after so long?
Our Konami team has been looking forward to a responsible return to in-person meetings for some time. During this year’s G2E Las Vegas, we saw many of our long-time customers, colleagues, and friends—including the reporting team from SoloAzar. We always value shared time and conversation with our customers, and G2E 2021 was no exception.
What are the main releases that your company showcased at the event?
During G2E 2021, Konami’s DIMENSION 49J received the First Place Gold Medal for “Best Slot Product” in the 20th Annual Gaming & Technology Awards. This is a highly competitive award, and clearly signals the strength, popularity, and success of Konami’s latest DIMENSION line of cabinets.
This success is even more valuable to casinos, because Konami has expanded the same key features of the award-winning DIMENSION 49J to its newest core cabinets: DIMENSION 49 and DIMENSION 27. These machines have the same sleek design, sheen silver finish, generous button dash, and base hardware components as the proven original DIMENSION 49J, just with different screen formats and software content. DIMENSION 49 is a portrait flat screen machine with lower 49-inch Ultra High-Definition (UHD) display and upper 27-inch topper. At G2E 2021, DIMENSION 49 featured Konami’s player-favorite Fortune Mint series; a link called Cai Lai 8 Fang, inspired by Cai Lai Si Ji; and a Treasure Ball brand extension called Treasure Ball Duo Luck. DIMENSION 27 is a stacked screen cabinet with three UHD screens.
During G2E 2021 it showed a linked progressive called Panda Power, with different bonus events across all three screens. And of course, DIMENSION 27 showed SeleXion multi-game with a mix of fresh titles on one machine, like Boomtown Gold Mine, 5 Lion Festival, Wild Lava, and more. Both DIMENSION 49 and DIMENSION 27 arrived at G2E for the first time this month, but each are currently live at casinos and available now for many international markets.
What feedback have you received from attendees?
During G2E 2021, we received very positive feedback from casino customers on Konami’s content variety, future product investment, and overall company direction. Our operator customers are excited for the enhanced flexibility of Konami’s progressive configuration options, across varied bet amounts, reset values, and more. And many were impressed by the overall look and package of the new DIMENSION series. Throughout the show, we saw a lot of interest and excitement for the expanded DIMENSION line. International operators are still somewhat conservative with on new investments, but they are optimistic that the worse has past and we’re seeing daily improvements.
What are the main goals of the company for the rest of the year and 2022?
Konami’s focus is reaching more players and properties with proven casino entertainment and technology, to create important wins for customers during this time. We have some of the industry’s top entertainment—from a #1 ranked portrait cabinet DIMENSION 49 to standout slot series like Ocean Spin—and we’re committed to delivering that value, live to casino floors.