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Konami confirms storming European performance for Kojima-developed PS3 exclusive

Konami has announced that MGS: Guns Of The Patriots has sold a million copies in Europe since its release on June 12th – and that it has shipped many more SKUs to its retail partners.

The firm also confirmed that 25,000 copies of the the Limited Edition were made available across Europe, but “were snapped up almost immediately.”

“The Metal Gear Solid series has again proved its huge potential, and we are delighted with the fantastic response the game has enjoyed at retail,” said sales and marketing director Germany Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH Martin Schneider.


“MGS4 is nothing short of a masterpiece – an epic conclusion to the Solid Snake story. We are extremely pleased with the positive feedback we have received from retail and consumers alike, and will keep satisfying their needs with updates to the game’s ‘Extra’ option, and via new content to Metal Gear Online.”


Posted by: Ghost - Jun 24, 5:25pm

The thing is if konami really wants to make money they should release for multiple platforms. because wow a million copies 1 week come on look at halo 3. for such a big franchise they should have made 10X that by now. But i guess money is not important system loyalty is.


Posted by: Mo - Jun 24, 5:37pm


Metal Gear has never been a seller like Halo 3. When Halo 3 launched, one in two Xbox owners bought the game which shows you the type of loyalty that franchise has.

In regards to porting exclusives, there is always an argument for that but it spouted last year when people stated the PS3's install base - or should I say the install base of Konami's target audience - was not big enough to get a good profit. But since last year the install base has gone up sharply to 13million as stated by Sony a few months ago. Selling 1million in a week only, in just Europe, shows you the game is very successful PlayStation owners have never been as hardcore as the Xbox owners. 1 in 2 bought Halo, that's astonishing and no game will ever achieve a stat like that not even Metal Gear on that platform.

But hey, if its all about money, I guess Halo should be ported onto the PS3 aswell.


Posted by: qual - Jun 24, 5:58pm

"Metal Gear has never been a big seller"
MGS 2 sold 7 million copies it came out the same time as the first Halo which sold 5 million copies


“Re: Re: Re: MGS LOVE IT”
Posted by: Smallest UMPC - Jun 25, 8:36am

What are you guys talking about!?!? I hit my penis in the shower the EXACT same time MGS2 and Halo shipped and I've completely forgot where I'm going with this but for the love of god would you just STFU while I get back to watching Flight of the Conchords...


“Re: Re: Re: Re: MGS LOVE IT”
Posted by: Twisterdk - Jun 25, 10:04am

respond to "Mo":
Well, in case you didnt notice this is ONLY in europe. MGS4 sold 1.3 MILLION copies on DAY 1! thats really impressive for a PS3 games. Its a very good result to have sold over 1 million copies just in europe allready at this stage.


“Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MGS LOVE IT”
Posted by: Twisterdk - Jun 25, 10:06am

the statement above was a respond to "ghost" comment.


“MGS4 - The Greatest Game Of All Time”
Posted by: hasler12 - Jun 25, 10:43am

MGS4 has done great selling so much, over such a little time, in europe alone. Halo 3 received so much 'propaganda' that it was always going to sell well and oh, guess what, it didn't satisfy gamers for **** because it was over-hyped so damn much. Well even after the hpye MGS4 satisfied me - FULLY =P. Hehehe. Bottom line is, the sales figures of a game dont make it great. If anybody has a PS3, my PSN is hasler12 =).


“Re: MGS4 - The Greatest Game Of All Time”
Posted by: xmanta - 17 hours 18 minutes ago

yep well said hasler couldn't have put it better my self what a way to tell the xbox nazis

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