Submitted by Valay 1155d ago | news

Metal Gear Solid 4 patch live in Japan, download and install sizes revealed

As promised, Konami and Kojima Productions have released the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots patch in Japan today. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3)

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PirateThom  +   1155d ago
9GB isn't too bad, really.
Godmars290  +   1155d ago
It is when you consider the - 40GB? - optional install of the game in addition.

Still shouldn't be too much of an issue to PS3's with 500GB HDDs and better, but how many PS3 owner installed those?

Also the language on the screen is Korean and not Japanese. Meaning that the patch might be live in Korea, and still not up in Japan.
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PirateThom  +   1155d ago
9GB is the full install, it's not installing the full game, just the stuff it needed to previously install between chapters.
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dalibor  +   1155d ago
Ja I'm going to install the whole 9gigs. And going to try to platinum this game it will be tough though. If only Konami patched the online so the psn servers were used instead of Konami and it was tied to our psn username I would be playing this game online a lot more. At least we got this great, well needed patch and I say thank you Konami. Next up Folklore and Heavenly Sword and RFOM trophy patch to name some. Hopefully.
imt558  +   1155d ago
I have Seagate Momentus XT 500GB in my PS3.:)
TheFinalEpisode  +   1155d ago
I got a 1TB harddrive from amazon for $100 I recomend it and it can even last till next gen if the PS4 uses a same sized harddrive
lociefer  +   1155d ago
i know its stupid but ill keep the mgs4 cd in and keep quitting it until it prompts an update, ill keep u guyz posted
sikbeta  +   1155d ago
I have 20GB left, so I'm going with full install, will start over as my save is tied to an account I don't use anymore (other PS3), trophies are the prefect excuse to replay the game :D
guitarded77  +   1155d ago
My 750gb can handle it... and if not, I'll just delete DC Universe. Never play it anyway. Kojima tweeted the 6th and it should be the 6th in Japan right now. Wonder when NA will be. Hopefully the 6th for us too.
morganfell  +   1154d ago
The patch is live now in the US. I just downloaded it at 517MB. Installation of all acts is about 16 minutes. Between this and Sleeping Dogs I am going to be busy for a while.
Nitrowolf2  +   1155d ago
The Patch is not 9GB
It's only 498 MB

I'm confused though, I haven't played MGS4 for a while, so this muight be with other patches but why does it say 9GB? Might be just cause it's Japan region, but the box says 4-5GB

EDIT: NVM you answered it thanks
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2pacalypsenow  +   1155d ago
the 4-5 gb might be the size of one of the level because i think it deletes the previous one and install the next one, so you at least need 4-5 GB
CryofSilence  +   1155d ago
That picture is in Korean, not Japanese.
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PirateThom  +   1155d ago
25 disagrees?

Do you people think a 9GB install, 4GB extra and never having to do it again, is bad?

Or do you think the patch is 9GB and didn't read the article?
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BitbyDeath  +   1155d ago
Probably just people that didn't read the article and thought 9gb was the download size.

At least that's what i thought after reading your comment before reading the article.
remanutd55  +   1155d ago
is it available in NA yet?
Batzi  +   1155d ago
August 6th
remanutd55  +   1155d ago
oh ok, thanks
supraking951  +   1155d ago
are you sure about that? It releases August 6 in Japan which is today, didnt hear an official date for Europe and NA.
Batzi  +   1155d ago
Actually no I am not sure but Konami stated it is coming "early August" to North America, and early August is now so..maybe Tuesday?
crawling182  +   1154d ago
Was that confirmed for NA? I've only seen early(?) August.
2pacalypsenow  +   1155d ago
the 6th hopefully by midnight
Batzi  +   1154d ago
Apparently it was confirmed for a midnight so the 6th it is. I read it earlier. Unless midnight(tuesday) which is 26 hours from now(Eastern Time)
GTRrocker666  +   1155d ago
Sweet. I'm doing a hard playthrough of deus ex right now. I might have to put that on hold for when the trophy patch is live in the USA
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FarCryLover182  +   1155d ago
Stealth your way through.
GTRrocker666  +   1155d ago
I am. I am going for the pacifist and foxiest of hounds trophies
FATAL1TY  +   1155d ago
EU, US: 6-7 august ???
0pie  +   1155d ago
f i dl the patch i guess the trophy list will be in japenese ??
PirateThom  +   1155d ago
If you have a Japanese version of the game, yes.

It depends on the game region, if your game's region hasn't been made available yet, you won't have the patch yet.
0pie  +   1155d ago
hummm so if i log to the japenese psn it will not update my game?
damn it!
ZBlacktt  +   1155d ago
I can finally go back to playing the best game this gen ever made.
onyoursistersback  +   1155d ago
so true!!!!! i will they will bring back up MGO!!!
i miss it so!
RXL  +   1155d ago
eager to take the trip back to MG4...iv beat it like six times and can't wait to beat it six more times!
Bowzabub  +   1155d ago
Well, I'll be checking N4G all day today to see if it hits today/tonight. Here's to hoping.
Withdreday  +   1155d ago
Dammit! Give us the north america patch date Please!!!
Withdreday  +   1154d ago

The f's up with the random disagree? I thought the US/NA patch would be later, but since it's live in EU now, I'm hoping this is live in the US by the time I get home from work tomorrow
GTRrocker666  +   1155d ago
So will I have to delete my saved data and start over or can I just replay the game with my other saved data. I only played through the game once.
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FoxHound_  +   1155d ago
You have to start an entire new save.You'll not be able to unlock trophies on your old game save. Also, i don't believe you absolutely have to delete your old save data but i'm deleting mine just so there won't be any problems that may occur with the trophies.
Romudeth  +   1155d ago
This install size is pretty big but considering that we only have to install the game once instead of 3-4 times it's acceptable.

I thought the August 6th date was the release date for the Japanese patch but considering that it already came out does that mean the 6th is the date for the NA patch?

Oh on a side note, you will need to get the dreaded Big Boss emblem in order to get the plat since 2 trophies are tied to that emblem (the one where you get all the songs and the one where you get all the guns).
saf100792  +   1155d ago
I really wish since they're patching this to add trophies that they re open the mgo servers for a lil while. I can't be the only one feeling a little nostalgic and wanting to play some TSNE and SNE. And with this patch it'll bring back some traffic to the game
pythonselkan  +   1155d ago
I have the Japanese version of the game and I can confirm that the patch is indeed Live. I installed it and the smoothness in gameplay (frames per second) has increased drastically when compared to the original release.

They removed the Metal Gear Online option from the menu and added an Install option.

Yeayyy to the trophies finally!! :D
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FATAL1TY  +   1155d ago
Hidden trophies? total trophies?

pls information
pythonselkan  +   1155d ago
Sure total trophies including platinum and hidden are at a total of 34 :)

Hidden trophies alone: 15
Ocelot525  +   1155d ago
"and the smoothness in gameplay (frames per second) has increased drastically when compared to the original release"

probably just placebo-effect
simonrope  +   1155d ago
WTF! 9GB patch.. you know how long this will take to download from shitty PSN servers, then to INSTALL it?
Whitefeather  +   1155d ago
9GB install from the disc. The patch is 500mbs....
Lulz_Boat  +   1155d ago
unable to read.
BiosNova  +   1155d ago
Learn to read before blabbering on about incorrect information.

Plus I downloaded 11GB form the PSN yesterday in like an hour? So PSN servers are hardly bad.
kamakaz3md  +   1155d ago
wow, finally, thought this was never gonna happen... but makes me actually wanna play more then an hour of it now... but im still not sure if i want another ps3...
WeskerChildReborned  +   1155d ago
All i know is when it comes to America, i probably will only be playing MGS 4.
Soldierone  +   1155d ago
Hopefully NA Sony doesn't slide around on their arse and take forever for this to get out like normal....Same with EU.
stubbed_out  +   1155d ago
Think I'm going to have to buy the MGS collection and go for a marathon of MGS. Can't wait!
KrimsonKody  +   1155d ago
Oh, my!
How can I contain all this Metal Gear?
Currently playin' MGSHD (started with Sons of Liberty, my personal favorite)
MGS4 trophy patch (yep, I'm jumping on that also)
MG;R soon to come (Hey, it's not Kojimas' work, but I still plan to play it)
& all of this is coming just before any mention of a MGS5,
My prediction.
I'm even tempted to get a copy of MGS1, just so I can run through them in sequential order.

Wow! The PS3 has just been officially housed by Konami & Kojima!
Whitefeather  +   1155d ago
Just buy the PSOne classic of MGS1 on the store.
Soldierone  +   1155d ago
i'll be doing that the second its compatible with Vita.
wantedboys  +   1155d ago
the update is available in middle east in UAE the update is 2.00 middle east version , i think is the same as Europe version

edit: 516 MB
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TeflonHahn  +   1155d ago
As a Korean, I've got to say "FAIL" That's definitely not Japanese.....
OldSnakePS3  +   1155d ago
cant wait to go for my 4th metal gear platinum :)
napalmbrainmusic  +   1155d ago
mgs4 patch live in the UK downloading now..... sweeeeet!!!
HaVoK308  +   1154d ago
Perhaps I will give it another go. MGS 1&2 are among my all-time favorite games, but I just could not get through MGS4. The cut-scenes are just ridiculous. Not too mention pretentious and convoluted.
mch2010uk  +   1154d ago
downloading now in uk 516mb
PluToN1uM  +   1154d ago
US Version is live now. 517 mb
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sehnsucht  +   1154d ago
Confirmed, downloading now. Even comes with a change log.
sharkraiden0  +   1154d ago
There is new ending? in this patch?
hkgamer  +   1154d ago
started playing mgs4 again.... can't believe how bad i am at this game.. been playing too much jrrpg....
MizTv  +   1154d ago
downloading patch right now!!!!! east coast 9am on monday!!!!i in so fn happy!!!
Aceluffy  +   1154d ago
As of now, the Old Snake is back in action !!
Downloading patch and installing the acts for much smoother stealth experience !! Yaayy !!

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