Konami Ships 4 Million Metal Gear Solid 4 Copies Worldwide
We all know that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a true-blue system seller for Sony, so it's no surprise to hear the game itself is sitting atop sales charts all over the world. And due to that demand, Konami has shipped a whole lot of copies.
According to PSU, the latest Konami sales report shows that the publisher has shipped close to 4 million units worldwide (3.94 million, to be exact) since its release on June 12. Now, we don't know how many of those 4 million copies have actually been sold, but several sources have been saying that 1 out of every 4 or 5 PS3 owners have purchased the blockbuster title. We can't be sure if this is true, of course, but it would probably make sense to assume that many PS3 owners would want to own the single best exclusive game for the system. In terms of the competition, Konami can't hope to sell as many copies as Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV, but the latter is a multiplatform title also available on the Xbox 360 and PC, so it's hardly a fair comparison. Konami does hope to top 5 million MGS4 copies sold before 2008 is out, and that will probably happen.
So what if GTAIV sold 6 million worldwide in the first two or three days of its release? It's just not fair to compare the two, and in all honesty, if you're a real gamer, you ought to have both titles in your collection. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. It's a law.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
8/8/2008 Ben Dutka