MGS 4 Sells 300,000 in Japan

According to the Media Create stats today Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold 300,000 copies in it's first day over in native Japan. Not including bundles, this breaks down as 130,000 normal editions and 170,000 limited edition versions. Nice.

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Silogon3836d ago

With bundles, that'd put it at about 500,000 and probably 700,000 for america and 400,000 for europe. Yeah, I don't think Kojima has to worry about hitting that 1 million in 1 day mark now. It's going to be a good week for Sony.

Veryangryxbot3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

I said that first day will probably move around 500-700k PS3s worldwide in 1 day. Looks like Im closer to that figure than everyone else.

I also said that by 1 week, 1 million copies of MGS4 (the game) will have sold. By the end of the month, it would be around 2m-3m. By the end of the year: 6m-8m.

Out of those 6m-8m copies, approximately 2m-2.5M are PS3 bundles.

That means that just this game alone, managed to eat away at 360s last 5,5 million higher install base.
Got a whole bunch of disagrees back then from stupid xbots but clearly I am stating facts as can be witnessed here.

A few hundred K bundles priced at 500 bucks, in one rainy day, one week after a national shock, right before the summer recession, in one country alone is frikkin impressive.

Chubear3836d ago

Er, I don't think it'll sell 8million in one year, that's just not how video games sell. I think it'll do 7-8 million for it's life time during this gen but not in one year.

I don't know of any console exclusives that have sold 6-8 million in one year. Games keep selling, at varying peaks and lows, through out the generation on the console and they don't just sell for 2-12 months and then stop abruptly.

theKiller3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

300,0000 + 170,000 LE + 130,000 normal edition = 600,000 copy sold in day one with the terrorist knife attack and bad weather!!!

i will predict another 600,000 copies to be sold this week! in japan of course!

in europe and USA well.... i think triple that number at least!

snaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkeee eeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! show ur last battle that u can win against the evil brother 360!!!

t-0_ot-3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

Uhm.. You need to learn to read. Or at least read the description again.

It's not 300,000 + 170,000 + 130,000 = 600,000

It's 170,000 + 130,000 = 300,000.

The 300,00 is split into 170,000 limited and 130,000 normal copies.

t-0_ot-3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

Okay.. So someone disagreed with what I said. And, 3 people agreed with what theKiller said. Nice.. It clearly states in the DESCRIPTION..
"today ***Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold 300,000 copies*** in it's first day over in native Japan." Not 600,000 like theKiller said.

Shows how "smart" people on N4G are...

theKiller3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

sorry i miss read it!!

so 300,000 just copies sold!! then if u add ps3 bundles it will be huge!! but u r true, its not 600,000 day one!! but it will reach that today or in the coming days!!

and u dont have to be rude and say i have to learn how to read, i know how to read but i didnt focus on the details so much, anyone can miss read something!!

t-0_ot-3836d ago

Well, I did say "or at least read it again." =)

Sorry. It's like a reaction. I don't know how many times I've gotten in an argument with somebody and told them they need to learn to read cause it's clear as day as what the author says but they still insist that it doesn't say what the author said.

I wasn't trying to be rude. So, sorry my apologies..

Light Yagami3835d ago

I was one of those 300,000. :)

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paul_war3836d ago

Well it seems nice, but with over 2m PS3's in Japan, I was expecting more...

Rikitatsu3836d ago

Yes i mean life time sales

300k in first day is pretty impressive !

Jamie Foxx3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

then see the full total,it may be the biggest ever 1st day sales for metal gear ever in japan which is an achievment

cant wait to find out the total worldwide sales

kewlkat0073836d ago

hmm so th world buy more MGS than Japan?

CrazzyMan3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )


First day sales usually are 2/3 of weekly sales. That`s means over 500k FIRST week with bundles!

Keowrath3836d ago

Kewlkat007, Japan has never been the biggest MGS supporters. It's the reason MGS2 and MGS3 were released in the States before Japan. The Series is MUCH bigger in the west than the east.

A few people have been saying that Japan will buy shed loads of MGS4 and that it would get the PS3 rolling over there but they don't understand how well the previous games have done over there.

300k is phenomenal

ruibing3836d ago

Does this include preorders?

TOSgamer3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

As others have said MGS is much more popular in Europe and the US then it is in Japan. But here are some numbers for sales of other games in Japan as a comparison:

Mario Kart Wii: 300k first day. 594k for the first week

FF7 Crisis Core: 350k first day. 485k for the first week Includes 77k sold in the limited edition PSP bundles.

Smash Bros Brawl 500k first day. 820k first week

-Maverick-3836d ago

This sold a million on day one... easily.

MGS4 is going to be a big seller. Its going to outsale Gears of War and probably most games excpet Halo 3. When I was at the midnight laungh there was a HUGE line of people and I saw all 15 MGS4 bundles sale out before I even got inside to buy the game (limited edition hahahaha)

MGS4 is being declared a Masterpiece and one of the greatest of all time by Gameinformer, Gamepro, Ign, PSM, Merristation and so many more.

PS3 has got the best game so far this generation on it's console!!!


Don't miss the Resistance 2 footage coming tonight 8D

Good times.

morganfell3836d ago

Paul, you don't know Japan. MGS doesn't have a history of selling well there.

Bonsai12143836d ago

and who was that a-hole who was saying the japanese launch was a flop?

whoelse3836d ago

That's the most stupid thing i have heard all day.

This is only first day sales! And it doesn't include the bundle.

t-0_ot-3836d ago

Same Here.. I was expecting more than 300,000 copies...

calis3836d ago

I read 1.8 million worldwide sold on Day 1

Millah3836d ago

You guys obviously don't know the Japanese gaming market very well. 300k on first day is a very good sales number for Japanese sales, you all don't seem to realize the Japanese gaming market is not as big as the US or Europe.

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nomad1173836d ago

Combined with the other country's its save to say MGS 4 sold over a million in one day.

jessupj3836d ago

You can add me to the world wide list. I just got my mgs4 bundle yest after so long of wanting one. and I am a very happy camper :) My friends list is empty though :P

crimsonfox3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago )

just started it and i have to say this is the best game ever.

to give gta4 anything higher than this is insulting this has to be my favorite game i think i am to much into this game for my own good.

I'm 17hours into it and i'm loving every second of it gta4 or any game this year and most likely years to come will not be able to touch mgs4 with a 400 foot pole.

=best game ever.period.i cant stress it enough.

Another Take
from Greg Miller
Buy this game. I don't care if the gameplay in the past titles didn't appeal to you, I don't care if long cutscenes scare you, and I don't care if you're broke.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the best reason to own a PlayStation 3 thus far.

I've played every Metal Gear Solid game since the series won me over in 1998, and I can tell you that I have never felt as connected to Snake as I did in this game. Hell, I've never felt this connected to any character in any other videogame that I've played. Our hero has gone from a soldier in his prime to an elderly warrior trying to make a difference. We see Snake struggle, we see Snake win, we see Snake lose, we see Snake relax, and we see Snake become a truly three-dimensional character. Whether he's chilling on the Nomad in street clothes, discussing his turn of fortune with "friends," or taking part in the game's phenomenal final boss battle, this is the greatest iteration of the character that I have ever seen.

This game is emotional, powerful, fun, beautiful, deep, engaging, and just about every other positive adjective you could assign it. Metal Gear Solid 4 pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the final, final credits roll.

I'm sad to Snake go, but he couldn't have asked for a better sendoff.


what ever sh!t head dissed me has obviously not played it funking retard go to your funking xbox page

Shadow Flare3836d ago

lol dude, you're like exactly where i am. Im in the 4th act (pretty sure its 4th act) and im 17 hours into the game. So, i won't say any spoilers for anyone but man, you know what i mean when i say 'dayum'. I mean DAYUM. MGS4 FTW

crimsonfox3836d ago (Edited 3836d ago ) i right haha

this game rox my pinche sox


i lost a bubble for my post on a ps3 game on the ps3 page this is stupid.

and if im being dissed by somone who just thinks of this game isnt the best at least reply to me let me know instead of just taking my right to speak away from behind you screen like a pussiecat.

liquid_hedgehog3836d ago



TheExecutive3836d ago

I have YET to pickup my preorder. Its blasphemy and I am doing it tonight after work. Glad to hear ya enjoy it though.

anh_duong3836d ago

yeah agreed this game is the most amazing game i played in the last decade.. if you own a ps3 then you owe it yourself to at least try this game.. it is absolutely gobsmackingly gorgeous.. all other ps3 games just do not compare to this work of art.

aftrdark213836d ago

Screw the haters. Here's a bubble!

m-s-8-23836d ago

I got mine yesterday, waited until I got home from work this morning to start playing. i can see this game will take me a while. I have to play these games on the hardest difficulty, and god damn if this game aint hard. Been at it for about an hour now, and have made like 5 attempts and failed all of them to get through the first part.

Snake Eater took me 2 weeks to beat :)

Orange3836d ago

nice to hear, but no need to hate on GTA IV. that game is epic. if snake pulls me in like nico, i'd say they're both quadruple-A.

Drakol3836d ago

I pre-ordered the game on and it should get to mah house by next monday... Damn human technology for not reaching teleportation!!! CURSE J00!!

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