MGS2 will ship 4.5 million copies
Following Konami's impressive statistics with the original Metal Gear Solid, selling more than 6.6 million copies worldwide, the company has announced that it is set to ship over 4.5 million copies of MGS2 before the end of March 2002. 2.9 million copies have already been released nationwide and Konami plans on shipping another 1.6 to correlate with the European release on March 8th. If everything goes as scheduled, Konami is on pace to surpass Square's Final Fantasy X, in terms of worldwide shipments. Grand Theft Auto 3 is still the #1 selling title in America, however, Konami is headed for the worldwide lead for unit shipments on the PS2.
2/21/2002 Matt Stensrud