Dynasty Warriors Series Reaches MilestoneKOEI's Tactical Action Saga Reaches Worldwide Sales Milestone KOEI Corporation, the respected innovator of the Tactical Action genre, announced today that sales for the company's Dynasty Warriors franchise has reached 5 million units worldwide. The original Dynasty Warriors game was released for PlayStation in 1997, and the series continues on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game console from Microsoft. "The Dynasty Warriors brand intertwines the action and drama of a story based on actual events, and forges it into one of the most exhilarating video game experiences in history," stated Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at KOEI Corporation. "Achieving this sales milestone emphasizes the lasting universal appeal of the Dynasty Warriors saga." The newest installment in the series, Dynasty Warriors 4, known in Japan as Shin Sangoku Musou 3, debuted as the No.1 title across all video game consoles, and then went on to sell more than one million units in only nine days of release in Japan. The fervor over the title's battlefield melee action has reached critical mass on this side of the Pacific. Dynasty Warriors 4 has laid siege to the North American PlayStation 2 Top Ten three months running since the game was released on March 25, 2003. The enduring success of the franchise is matched by its critical acclaim. At the 2003 Game Developers Conference, Animation Magazine honored the Dynasty Warriors series with an award for Best Overall Game Animation. Dynasty Warriors 4 also received the coveted IGN.com Editor's Choice Award, "a sign of excellence reserved for only the best products." Dynasty Warriors 4 for Xbox storms onto retail shelves on September 4, 2003 at a suggested retail of $49.99. The Xbox version includes the exclusive feature of Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. Created by KOEI's internal development team, Omega Force, Dynasty Warriors 4 is a 1-2 Player game. The ESRB rating for Dynasty Warriors 4 is "T" (Teen-Mild Language, Violence).