Advanced orders for Sony Corp.'s Metal Gear Solid 4 Playstation 3 80GB Bundle held an instant sell-out upon availability at retailers.
Talk about system seller. Sony should have launched more MGS4 80GIG sku. This game is gonna sell a lot of PS3. Sony is really counting on this.
and it seems to be working.
its a system seller!! it will sell much much more systems than GTA4, and maybe will sell more copies also excluding 360 GTA4 sales!! to those who is waiting for a port to 360, i will say u will never play it unless u buy a ps3!! like it or not thats the fact! its MGS4 baby it aint no over hyped game like GTA4 or halo 3!!! its the real deal when it gets 10/10 scores!! to think of it, MGS4 has a scary power of selling systems!! this sentence just made my day "MGS4 PS3 80GB SKU an instant sell-out at retail" i predict ps3 sales will be 1,000,000 in june!! remember guys from who u heard it first from!! wait i think even more!
At least this is a series that actually deserves all the sales...
Hopefully they restock on the bundles really soon...I know alot of people don't want to settle for the 40gb with a Sixaxis. It even sold out at Gamestop when they threw in the MGS4 headset which drove the price higher. I think everyone has already been waiting on the 80 gb for awhile, and now that it's back with MGS4 and a Dual Shock 3...that's a perfect bundle.
There doing this with practically ZERO ADVERTISING
I think everyone has been waiting for the bundle to arrive before dropping that amount of money on the PS3. It's funny cause those Analysts are going to be saying "well we don't believe MGS4 is going to significantly help the PS3". Who knows, GTA4 might increase in sales because of that. Now that they have a brand new PS3 and they want to be entrenched in "Next Gen", they might even associate GTA with the Sony brand and sales of that might increase. Now i'm just speculating and it's all theory.
at all those on the gs forums and here that said it won't move units. That MGS never moves hardware. Just like those people said MGS won't move units this time and were wrong so will they be wrong in their statements that Killzone 2 will be average because Killzone 1 was average.
It seems MGS can do this without even so much as a couple of adverts, whereas games like Halo need ridiculous marketing budgets, like billboards and Mountain Dew.
8 of my friends (who already own a PS3) have all pre-ordered a MGS4 SKU, so it´s not all new buyers who buys a PS3 just for MGS4...They traded in their 40gb/60gb PS3´s and buys this instead =P
Wow I love Metal Gear Solid, but I didn't expect this. I wonder how many 80GB consoles were actually sold.
However, it's not the same with MGS which is supposed to target the hardcore gamers who would buy the console at any price.
"Also realize this There doing this with practically ZERO ADVERTISING" QFT
"8 of my friends (who already own a PS3) have all pre-ordered a MGS4 SKU, so it´s not all new buyers who buys a PS3 just for MGS4...They traded in their 40gb/60gb PS3´s and buys this instead =P " True but all I said was it would move units and, regardless of who's buying the sku, it is moving hardware. PS3 in 08!
Joker...they traded in their 60gigs for a 80gig just b/c it came with MGS4 and a DS3? Wow...bad move Now if we are talking about the Gunmetal Limited Edition PS3...that is a different story.
IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE A PS3 OWNER RIGHT NOW!!!
they should have made more TV commercials
Just 1 day left! 1 day until you CROTCH-SNIFFING XBOT NINCOMPOOPS finally learn your place! This is MY industry! You PIG IMBECILES do not belong here! For I am the King of Sony! 1 DAY UNTIL METAL GEAR SOLID 4, MY SONY SOLDIERS! 1 DAY UNTIL JUDGMENT DAY, NAZISOFT! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!! Edit: PirateThom, you are one lucky Sony Soldier! You get to enjoy Judgment Day a day early! Even King Kaz has to wait until tomorrow! Enjoy the Game Of The Century! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
Kaz, I got the game a day early! I've been playing it for over 7 hours now and it's absolutely amazing. Judgement has been passed. Game of the Year and the best game I've played in ages.
Missing work tomorrow and going to the mid-night launch tonight, congrats on the success of the Sony console
i now know y u have only one bubble...never the less this game is gonna be epic,....ur not really kaz are u !?!
Dammit PirateThom, I am jealous now. T__T But we get it tomorrow! Cannot wait to play this game!
Wow, what a release week! :) Warning: to anyone who even tries my nerves today. You will get the unrated, explicit, director's cut hard truth about how I feel about "your console".....Test me baby....lol
Good one King Kaz;) That 'Metal Gear Solid 4 Playstation 3 80GB Bundle' is the most Desirable thing thats come out this year!!! ;-P YOU'KNOW'IT!!!;) +The only Sad thing for me is that i won't get 'THAT' Feeling you get when you open a PS3 box for the 1st time and getting all Excited!!!;) (i.e i Got a PS3 already!) ;-P Enjoy it New PS3 owners!!!;) Next-gen Starts NOW!!!;-D (Er tomorrow erm well different time Zones and that er erm...) ;)
Wake Up M$.
give a bubble to kaz hirai he needs it
Midnight launch for MGS4 today :)
Sh1t, less than 12 hours :D. I can't wait. Pretty good news that the bundle is selling very well.
I am SO excited, I work at Gamestop and thank GOD I wasn't scheduled for the midnight release. I had to do GTA4s, but atleast not MGS4! *dances*
Turning Point- if you smell me
but i dont see it beating sales record alerday set in this gaming era, ...but no doubt more ps3 will be sold.
. . . and 9 out of 10 of my crackHo's agree! Only 12 hours left though, so WHAT are you doing HERE? Z-Daddy needs a new MGS bundle. So get out there and EARN Bytch! ;)
I'm glad its getting the sales it deserves. The article has a mistake though. The last line: "The title will be released at U.S. retailers on July 12." It should be June 12 obviously. Not a big deal.
Its also worldwide.
He pre-ordered his copy by Gamestop-germany. And today i visited him and he plyed it already. And i must say this game is Beyond Epic. I dont want to Spoil so i say only everone must play this Game, iam speachless...
Your only hope to obtain MGS4 bundle system is tonight at WALMART and BESTBUY. Unless you lived in San Francisco, you can go to the Hideo Kojima Event Apperance this coming saturday at SONY METREON. :) MGS4 is big, specially in asia as most or all of my friends in PSN friends list are getting it thru pre-order or once it is available thru their respective countries.
Forgive me if I'm wrong but I didn't think MGS was so big in the East, one of the reasons the previous 2 were released in the states first. From what I recall it's done ok in asia but is appreciated more in the west.
and they aren't selling the MGS4 bundles until tomorrow morning. Can't get the time off work to be down there for it so I'm seeing a hunt presenting itself to me. I'm gonna go on a hunt tomorrow after calling Best Buy and such to see what their game-plan was/is. See if any of the places nobody checks anymore got it (Sears) ... If I can't find one I'll wait... do we know how limited the 80gig MGS4 bundle is? Might it be the ongoing sku bundle? ... I'll hope so.
it's the sellzorrzz!!!
Anyone from delaware going to the midnight launch... i am.
And if you don't have a PS3, you should be doing everything you can to get one. :)
Instant system seller. This game is gonna rake in the dough for Sony.
But bundling it with a DaulShock3 instead of the Six Axis helps a lot too. I know a couple of people who aren't MGS fans but are buying this version b/c it is 80 gb and comes bundled with the DS3 and a game. Nothing more painful than buying a system and immediately having to go buy a controller for 60 bones b/c the one you have is outdated (yes it works but it's not the same). Regardless, about 10 and a half more hours til I pop in my copy of MGS4 and kick some arse Snake style.
Speaking of the dual shock. I was playing the MG Essentials first game the other day. What they did with vibration is pretty ingenious. The helicopter taking off in the beginning, the heartbeats as the 2 hostages kick off. Pretty neat stuff. I imagine MGS4 will have creative use of it too.
WAS WORKING IN TESCO AN HOUR AGO AND THEY HAVE OVER A 100 COPIES READY FOR TOMOROW,ITS GOING TO BE AWESOME STUFF
Remember when the 80 gigs where temporarly discontinued can you imagine if sony kept on manufacturing like 5 or more millions of units just to make a super comeback and have the world sales of world wide ps3 go from 13.25M to 19.55M that would be awesome in a single week.
I was in Gamestop yesterday and they were getting 2 in. Someone called and the employee said they were going first come first served at midnight tonight. Supposed to be a line a number of hours before. I don't know why you need a line if there are only 2. I imagine if you are third, you can just go home.
Only 2? wth that is lame! That store must have 10 customers a day or Sony is trying to pull a Nintendo Wii Manufacturing Problem on us.
who gives a shi* about MGS4 PS3 it should be custom ps3 go online and pick your own designs that is how it should be and what is with the 80GB HDD that is fuc* all i keep felling up my ps3 all the time and then i have to delete shi* Sony makes a 80GB HDD so fuc*en big
Yes, well, you'll forget about all your problems while playing this game, my friend :)
! Huh, what was that? Hmmm. I'm just seeing things.
are you drunk?
Nothing short of what MGS4 deserves.
Only 2? It seems to me that they would have more. I will never understand why you don't make product to the demand of the consumer. They should have known this bundle would sell, what with the 80gig being the most popular Console.
OMG wow! I'm soooo surprised that someone would actually buy a Playstation 3 just to play this game /Sarcasm 13 more hours. I'm serious I cant wait any longer. I've been waiting f*ckin almost 4 years for this game.
this game looks shi*y man i know it will not be getting my money
Well of course you wont be getting this game. Your clearly a 360 fanboy and its not on the 360. Go back to your dark corner and cry.
you still feel the need to be in MGS4 articles and somehow care about the game even if its to say you "hate" it, but we all know deep inside you want to play it and your pissed off that you cant cause you dont have a PS3 so make it easier on yourself and go away. To the rest of us, cant wait for a few more hours to play this game. See you all online.
you can be jealous, man. Just not here. goood bye --------> Open Zone
lol what a strange world we live in. The mentality of some "Ferrari's are crappy cars and are slow. I hate them!" "Why?" "Because it's not MY car!"
Really hard to get this game i Sweden. Luckily I have mine preordered, but a friend of mine isn't. He've been in every damn gamestore in our town and no one has it.
...Wow. I hope I have some luck in getting this game around my gamestore.
I will have this baby in 10 hours!!!! 10 hours until Judgement Day, Nazisoft!
This will be my first midnight launch for any game. And I'm glad for that game to be MGS4. I just feel sorry for the people behind me(I'm going there at 10:30, maybe first. Small towns ftmfw!) since I'm taking back GTAIV I get it as a power trade and apparently I'll only owe a dollar. Lol.
This is going to be my first midnight launch as well, its also funny because I was thinking of trading in GTA IV but I'm not so sure. I was trying to tell my friend who planned on getting the bundle to move fast but at this rate everything MGS4 related is going to be sold out tomorrow. I really wish I could move time forward right now.
Man, I know how you feel. I'd love to fast forward time. I have a party at 7 and I'm leaving at 10. I'm skipping out on something I shouldn't be skipping out on for a game. Sad, isn't it? OH well there's plenty of other times. Hehe, I'm going to bring my guitar to the launch, good way to pass time.
I agree with yall, I was tempted to trade in my GTAIV...its getting old fast unfortunately.
said that every1 who wanted mgs4 already had a ps3, lol... Most ppl I know waited for mgs4 to buy a ps3. Sony needs to reship another bundle and get the wii affect make it seem like very limited with high demand and sell a crap load.
...I think they should do like a loose woman then go ahead and give it up. No need making people wait any longer for this bundle.
...that have been waiting for this bundle for several months. So far only a handful have been able to snag a unit. Hopefully everyone that wants one can get one. The Gamestops in my city are always sold out of PS3 units all versions. They're on reserve only and when used systems come in they have a wait list for them.