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MGS4's First Week In Europe: One Million+ Sold

It may not ever reach the lofty sales plateau that Grand Theft Auto IV hit, but it'll certainly be one of the generation's biggest sellers, as recently proven by a Konami press release.

According to the release, the publisher has revealed that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has officially topped the 1 million mark in sales during its first week of availability. Yesterday, we learned that MGS4 was enjoying similar success in Japan, outselling the second-place piece of software by a ridiculous 12:1 ratio. The US? Well, we're still waiting on the NPD numbers, but we're guessing it topped a million here, too. There's no doubt that MGS4 is both the artful masterpiece and financial blockbuster everyone expected it to be.

"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," commented Martin Schneider, Sales and Marketing Director Germany for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "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 games Extra option, and via new content to Metal Gear Online."

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

6/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 11:26:56 AM
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Good for Konami, MGS4 is by far the most satisfying current gen game yet!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 11:29:41 AM
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Yeah it won't be as much a seller as the most expensive game ever made (GTAIV) but for only being on one console and not two like GTA it certainly is doing well.

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The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 1:27:02 PM
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MGS4 Is way better than GTA4 even though they are 2 totally different games... MGS4 FTW!!!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 1:28:23 PM
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Dude, have you played GTAIV? I realize that MGS4 is awesome, but GTA is the largest game ever made. There is so much to do in that game and so much detail. It may not be as good as MGS4 imo but mgs isn't "way better".

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Fabi
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 1:30:40 PM
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@Ultimadream - I completely agree. Until MGS4, I thought Uncharted and Ratchet were two of the few games that really showed off the potential of this generation. But once you play MGS4, you really feel like you're playing a next-gen game.

GTA4 got better, but it was just more of the same.

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giant123
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 4:00:24 PM
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mgs4 owns.

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Laguna
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 5:20:02 PM
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MGS4 is incredible, and the story in GTA4 was okay, but Niko was too unrealistic toward some key character deaths from the ending.

GTA 4 has a great story for a free roam, but MGS4 is incredible in every aspect.

MGS4>>>GTA4

but in all honesty im only comparing the story and awesomeness because the genre is different

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Deleted User
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:36:46 PM
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Well obviously the story in MGS4 is better than GTA, but the gameplay is not nearly as good.

Storyline:

MGS4 10
GTAIV 7

Gameplay
MGS4 9
GTAIV 10

That sounds about right...for the two game of the year contenders.

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shaydey77
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 7:48:27 PM
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i think the gameplay in MGS4 is way better then GTA...i mean its the same thing over and over!!I still hate the new driving style..its pure crap!!..the storyline extends deep into the gameplay in my opinion..you need to feel like the gameplay is there for a reason...like MGS...GTA just seems to be lacking in well at this point originality.But thats just my opinion.Not to mention theres less stuff to do then San Andreas!..MGs series..always still topping the last one.

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kj313
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 @ 8:45:44 PM
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Yeah MGS4 IS WAY BETTER!!!!! GTA is the same ol but just a whole lot prettier. Instead of focusing so much on minor details, they could've focused more on the story, character development or better mechanics.

Please don't get me wrong GTA is good. So in defense of GTA I will say this. We all read the report of MGS 4 b4 it came out the Kojima and Konami had to cut somethings out cause a BLU RAY DISC WASN'T LARGE ENOUGH!!!! A blu ray disc is 50gb! So when u look at GTA its on xbox and PS3 and they're both identical. So think how much more they could've done with the game!

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Mystearica
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 8:37:14 AM
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I haven't played this game - so for those who did... is there really that much content that a blu-ray DVD could not hold all of it?

Eitherway glad it did well in Europe... hopefully Konami starts looking into more PS3 exclusives :P

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 4:00:45 PM
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Yes there was really so much content that abluray couldn't hold it all. Wow that's a lot of content. Or you can look at it the other way: A lot of stuff was CUT OUT.

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, June 26, 2008 @ 12:00:03 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA we should tell this to xboxbox fans! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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