Japanese publisher's net income jumps by 145% thanks in part to strong continued sales of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes; PlayStation game sales make up 54% of Konami's total game sales, compared to 12% for Xbox.
Seems like the success of the PlayStation brand being back on top is great for both western and eastern publishers
It's crazy how much of the sales are attributed to PS3. Ps4 sales percentages alone were equal to Xbox one and 360 combined, and ps3 sold almost 4 times that amount.
PS4 sales aside, Konami should be more than happy with the amount of money PS4 users gave them to play a Metal Gear demo.
No wonder Kojima is still forced to do MGS if you look at the profits when Konami has MGS and when they don't.
Dat 3:1 Ground Zeroes though! It's astonishing. I wonder how both versions of The Phantom Pain will fare.
So where the hell is Suikoden 6 then. No excuses Konami.
Given that they've spent the last eight years chasing after COD, wasting that time, nowhere.
Umm, Konami has been chasing CoD with... what exactly? Also, I know it's all in futility. Konami disbanded the Suikoden team so we're never getting Suikoden 6, or at least not any time soon.
The only thing that comes to mind is...MGS. MGS4 did try to go multiplayer, then Revengence and now Ground Zeroes went multi. Castlevania dipped heavily towards Western influences. Edit: They were directly chasing after the Western market, make games HD upped standards, when it was rather obvious that they couldn't. If they had stuck to what they had known, instead of largely abandoning it, I think we all would have been better off.
I don't see adding multiplayer and western influences as chasing after CoD. Now casual multiplayer, skill becoming optional, and the multiplayer polluted with frat boys and you'd have a case. Lol.
MGS3 had Multiplayer as well.
I feel an exclusive MGS game coming to the ps4 very soon. Edit: Lol hey dont blame me for the bad sales on xbox for mgs. Didnt u guys cheer when Kojima announced the next mgs game will be on xbox & now that its out u dont want to buy it haha.
ugh just give me phantom pain
It's no surprise. Alot of people associate Metal Gear Solid with Playstation.
As an XB1 owner I thought about purchasing MGS but I recall Kojima going out of his way to down play the XB1 version in tweets, comparison video and photos, etc. Weird thing for a developer to do. So he didn't get my $29.99.
There's no problem in a studio/dev releasing facts. Kojima, in fact, actually said over and over that the game is beautiful everywhere and he doesn't see the point in arguing over things like resoultion. Where did he "go out of his way" to downplay the XB1 version? In the end, he still did the right thing in being transparent and showing the actual performance across all versions.
"but I recall Kojima going out of his way to down play the XB1 version in tweets, comparison video and photos, etc." He didn't downplay it. The Xbox One version was really inferior to the PS4 version. Also I applaud him for coming clean with the games. I hate it when developers claim that the two versions are the same when they really are not.
Well, you are certainly going to hate them upcoming games Destiny, Diablo, and more because them devs are going out of there way to show parity. That moving goal post is getting closer to the edge.
@timlot again devs have been saying parity for a while, but when the game releases we always seem to find the xbox one version lagging behind in some form. res/frame rate/quality. That was the point.of what MasterCornholio said
Well thanks for highlighting why the game should have stayed Playstation exclusive. Playstation and its fans made this franchise what it is, most still associate it with Playstation, and Xbox fans dont buy it anyway.
Parity is a choice by the devs, not a sign of equal hardware strength.
I know there won't be an exclusive, but this should show Konami where the fans are
Makes me want to know what the sale percentages have been throughout 7th gen. Cause those show general poor returns for supporting the 360.
Zone of enders ... Incoming !
To bad we"ll never get a get an old school igavania again
most of their fans are on Playstation anyway. They should/might skip MGS on xbone next time.
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