Soccer simulator 'PES 2020' goes up for preorder

PES 2020
PES 2020 (Image credit: Konami)

What you need to know

  • PES 2020 is a soccer simulator for Xbox One and other platforms.
  • The game is launching in September.
  • The title runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
  • You can preorder the game for $60 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

PES is a soccer franchise that rivals FIFA, and many gamers believe that it's more authentic. While this debate rages on, PES 2020 is right around the corner. According to Konami, this time around you "take command of the ball like never before with new dynamic dribbling skills, new first touch techniques, and finely-tuned ball physics, all developed in close consultation with renowned midfielder Andrés Iniesta."

This time around, PES 2020 is called "eFootball PES 2020." It seems like there's a stronger focus on esports this time around.

According to the Microsoft Store listing, the game runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X and features other enhancements. You can purchase the standard edition for $60, or the "Legend Edition" for $80. Luckily, both version launch on September 10 so you don't have to pay for early access.

Are you interested in PES 2020? How does the franchise compare to the FIFA series? Let us know.

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5 Comments
  • I've always preferred Konami PES over EA Sports FIFA
  • > PES is a soccer franchise that rivals FIFA
    Yeah... I believed that too until I mentioned PES is in GamePass and the mobile version and console are both using Unreal, then my superior show me the sales... Binged it and found the sales.
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  • I never knew the sales were that bad compared to Fifa. Wow
  • Improvements, none
    Var Edition
    Sympathic story player, team, competition mode
  • FIFA has street mode back which is a nice addition.