Winning Eleven 9 features the realism, intuitive play and fast-paced action of the ever-popular series. The handheld version is almost identical in terms of available clubs and international sides, with 57 national sides lining up alongside 136 club teams. The game also benefits from a number of exclusive features designed to showcase the PSP's capabilities. The highly-competitive multi-player aspects of the game are highlighted using the hardware's wireless systems. Using this, players within a certain network radius can challenge rival Winning Eleven 9 fans to games, with all data related to match results goals for, goals against, wins, etc retained in a running tally. Solo players can also hone their skills within six different leagues and a host of cup tournaments, and the PSP game can also be linked to the PlayStation 2 version of Winning Eleven 9 for data exchange. Using this, players can import teams they have created within the PlayStation 2 game for use against friends on their PSP, or swap teams with other PSP users.