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Konami’s Getting Into The PC Business

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Konami, former creators of beloved game franchises, hasn’t produced anything noteworthy since they turned evil, fired all their good creators and shut down most of their video game projects. But as of now, they’re taking a weird pivot: to the PC market.

By that we don’t mean they’re making PC GAMES….they’ve decided to manufacture hardware. They’re launching a new line of desktop PCs called Arespear targeted at the Japanese esports market. The name “Arespear” is a combination of the Greek god Ares with…a spear, which is also powerful.

But do these machines have what it takes to compete in the field of high-end gamer PC hardware? Weeeelllllllll……..

Arespear C700+

PC case lighting

PC case window panel

High-quality sound ability

Windows 10 Home 64bit OS

Water-cooled CPU

Intel Core i7 9700 processor

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card

16GB (8GB × 2) DDR4-2666 memory

512GB (PCIe NVMe /M.2) SSD

1TB (SATA) HDD

Arespear C700

Windows 10 Home 64bit OS

Water-cooled CPU

High-quality sound ability

Intel Core i7 9700 processor

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card

16GB (8GB × 2) DDR4-2666 memory

512GB (PCIe NVMe /M.2) SSD

1TB (SATA) HDD

Arespear C300

Windows 10 Home 64bit OS

High-quality sound ability

Intel Core i7 9400F processor

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card

8GB (8GB × 1) DDR4 2666 memory

512GB (PCIe NVMe /M.2) SSD

Listed from most powerful to least, these are the specs of the Arespear line. They are, currently, being greeted with laughter by the Japanese gamer market. The 700+ will set you back 338,800 yen, or $3,228, while the “budget-priced” C300 costs 184,800 yen or $1,760.94.

For what’s being offered (mid-range equipment in gamer PC terms), these prices are not competitive in the least…rival manufacturers offer comparable desktops for hundreds less. Perhaps all the extra cash goes into the materials of that “stylish” shell, which is ALSO being mocked for looking more like a 1970s radio microphone than a respectable PC.

Konami hasn’t announced if these PCs will ever make it to the Western market, but the reception at home isn’t kind and we wouldn’t hold our breath. We wish they would get back to the games too, but some lessons have to be learned the hard way.