MGS4: Second-Fastest Selling PS3 Game In UK
We have yet to see the official NPD numbers for the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots launch for the US, but Chart Track has revealed their weekly software sales findings for the UK...and not surprisingly, Konami's masterpiece sits firmly at the top of the charts.
It beat out LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (#2) and Grand Theft Auto IV (#3), and on top of it all, MGS4 became the second-fastest selling PS3 game in the UK. It just barely topped Gran Turismo 5: Prologue by about 2,000 units according to VideoGamer.com, and if that's the case, this means MGS4 sold about 125,000 total copies. However, while it beat out MGS3 by 24,000 units, it still fell shy of MGS2 by 14,000. Hideo Kojima was recently inducted into the gaming version of the Guinness World Records for having the "best selling stealth video game in history," and that was MGS2. But this is only the UK region; all in all, there is a distinct possibility that MGS4 could top the second installment in the critically acclaimed series.
MGS4 will have to contend with Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII in the UK next week, but that probably won't be enough to knock the stealth/action extravaganza from its lofty perch. We have heard MGS4 sold around 300,000 copies in Japan during the first few days, and we're still waiting on the US numbers...
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
6/16/2008 Ben Dutka