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NPD June 08: Metal Gear Solid 4 Dominates Game Sales

As you may have seen already, the PlayStation 3's toppled the sales of the Xbox 360 for the month of June, and it owes a lot to the success of Metal Gear Solid 4. Kojima's absurdly incredible fourth iteration of the Solid Snake saga went on to sell nearly 775k copies in June, marking it as the best seller of the month. Between sales in North America, Japan, and Europe, MGS4 should have sold nearly 2-million copies to date.

Guitar Hero On Tour for the Nintendo DS was the second best seller, taking in 422k games sold. And The Xbox 360's Ninja Gaiden II tied with Wii Fit, both taking nearly 373k a piece. Electronic Arts' Battlefield made a big splash for the Microsoft console, raking in 347k games sold. And the PS2 version of Lego Indiana Jones rounds out what is, otherwise, a Nintendo chart.

1*. PS3 Metal Gear Solid 4, Konami, 774.6K
2. NDS Guitar Hero On Tour, Activision, 422.3K
3. 360 Ninja Gaiden II, Microsoft, 372.7K
4. Wii Fit with Balance Board, NOA, 372.7K
5. Wii Play with Remote, NOA, 359.1K
6. 360 Battlefield: Bad Company, EA, 346.8K
7. Wii Mario Kart with Wheel, NOA, 322.4K
8. Wii LEGO Indiana Jones, LucasArts, 294.5K
9. NDS LEGO Indiana Jones, LucasArts, 267.8K
10. PS2 LEGO Indiana Jones, LucasArts, 260.3K

*It's worth noting that the number of 775k copies only includes individual copies sold - with the MGS4 PS3 bundle, nearly 1 million American PS3 owners have a copy of MGS4.

7/17/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (9 posts)

Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 6:51:26 PM
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Nice! I didn't expect that many :P

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circa808
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 7:04:49 PM
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Nice. So basically 3,000,000 copies sold already. MGS4 is truly a masterpiece.

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The_Chimeran
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:04:31 PM

i think that the article says that north america is included in the 2 million mark but it doesn't matter ps3 exclusive ruled june is the important.

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Damaine
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 8:18:34 PM
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METAL GEAR SOLID 4 IS A MASTERPIEACE. what do you expect.

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Deleted User
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 9:04:54 PM
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Can't believe I've only played it once.

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MirrorSoul
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 9:10:14 PM
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And they said Metal Gear Solid 4 wasnt a Killer App.....LMAO Its a Masterpiece just like Damaine said

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BlinkBoy
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 9:29:10 PM
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There is probably 1 million sold in Europe as well.

It moved a lot of consoles off the market.

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Daedusian
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:26:15 PM
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Lol most of the games on that list suck except for a few of course, especially compared to MGS4. Only games that would interest me and could see selling alot would be MGS4, NG2, and BBC, so it better win the month. But that's just me. =)

Last edited by Daedusian on 7/17/2008 11:27:29 PM

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Minishmaru
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 2:31:16 PM
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WOW!

Lol and Ninja Gaiden 2 didn't do as well as people expected I'm betting

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