Game Focus writes: "A couple of months back, Kojima Productions associate producer Ryan Payton affirmed that in order to label Metal Gear Solid 4 a "success", the game would have to sell 1 million copies on its first day of sales."
of course it will.. 300 + 50(bundle) japan 400 + 50(bundle) europe 500 + 100(bundle) us approx 1.4mio i will go for at least 1.4mio FIRST DAY SALES according to sony the attachment rate for gta was 32%. So if you assume mgs to be at least as succesful then 4/5 mio copies of mgs will be sold in the next 2 months. a year end sales total should be around 6/7mio.
urrrr...shooting a little high. i predict 4-5 mill lifetime sales at most
4-5 million is too low. PS3 exclusives sell 45% better than multiplatform games on the PS3. Anyone that says 4-5 million hasn't played the game. This is a must own FOR EVERY PERSON THAT SAYS THEY ARE A GAMER. The achievements in gameplay, design, presentation, writing and such are landmarks that will stand for decades. This game will draw the numbers. When you consider by Christmas the number of PS3 owners then you can see MGS4 will hit that figure.
300,000 copies and 300,000 bundle in japan!! 170,000 limited edition and 130,000 normal edition! and we still dont know about konami MGS4 edition total at least 600,000!! and in USA and europe, the sale will probably be like 600,000 copies and 300,000 in bundles in europe and USA total 1.8 million copy so if u add all that up with the bundles it will be 2.4 million copies sold day one including all bundles!! 2,400,000 copies for snaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkeeeee DAY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!
you say only 4-5 mln.? =)) MGS4 is ANOTHER level of GAMING. It could easy sell 7-10 mln. LTD. EVERYONE MUST try MGS4! =]
@ morganfell I agree with you mostly. I bought my copy yesterday so I did my part and I have never played a MGS game. Where I disagree is with the statement that: "This is a must own FOR EVERY PERSON THAT SAYS THEY ARE A GAMER". Gamers don't always share the same taste.
4-5 is not high because EVEN gta on THE PS3 has an attached rate of 32%. So if gta had a global release then 13mio * 0.32 = 4 mio copies of gta sold. you would expect mgs to better this. bear in mind that mgs is only a 15 year old rated game (as opposed to gta 4 which is rated 18 - narrower audience), it's an exclusive (which means it will have a higher attached rate than 0.32%) and also it will be bundled with a hugely in demand 80gb ps3 version. 4/5mio in 2 months is what i get using a 0.32%/0.4% attach rate on approx 13mio consoles btw: the 80gb ps3 bundles are practically non-existant (all sold out). They are sold out on amazon.com, walmart and bestbuy.com. SOny released a huge number of these 80gb bundles - they did practically no marketing for them because they knew it would sell out. This is where i got 100k for my bundles from (include silver bundles in that list too).
3-4 million sales is not going to happen. There is a reason MGS3 did less than half the sales of MGS2. It is because most people that played it thought Sex and the City had a far better story and they wanted to PLAY a game. MGS4 is not a game it is a movie.
First your name is a hoax. Second, it's not a movie it's a story line -- get it right. You're an idiot for saying 3 sold less than 2 because of movies. If you play the games the way they're meant to be played, 3 was set before 1 & 2, meaning it's basically a story and you're learning, quite like Star Wars, 1/2 came out after the rest, did that mean it was bad? No. MGS 3 just wasn't as popular plain and simple, however MGS 4 is setting the standard plain and simple. 2nd -- just because it has long movie scenes doesn't mean it's a movie. Look at most games out today, they can all be beaten in 5 - 6 hours. At least MGS 4 provides you with the same amount of game play + more. If anything we should be screaming at Halo/Heavenly Sword/CoD4 etc etc for not putting in the hours of gameplay comparable by MGS 4's gameplay + hours of movies. Sex & The City? C'mon even my grandma knows better than to associate some menopausal old ladies with a game for today's generation.
I just don't think the game will hit anywhere near the numbers GTA did... but we shall see.
ukilnme, Gamers do not always share the same tastes, agreed. But this game is truly an entire other level of gaming. It is like being someone that loves movies, not just a 1 genre of movies. They can watch any great film be it drama, action, sci-fi, horror, what have you and appreciate that film while applauding the talent that made the movie. Her it is no different. This game touches so many different planes. I genuinely feel sorry for young people that play this game because they cannot appreciate much of the more esoteric points, and questions this game raises until you reach a certain point in life. I don't mean that as a point of snobbery, please do not look at it in such a manner. All gamers can be amazed and love this title but there are elements in this game that people will only grasp having reached a certainly level of maturity - not age - maturity. And as well there are other matters that will not fully impact a gamer until age does become a factor and they understand better the nature of their own mortality.
Lol best game of the century gtfo. Its a pretty good game. Controls need a major overhaul I dont particularly like the method of switching to fps view. The cqc acts funny not that effective to use I preferred pressing square to break necks. This game deserved a 9 its very good but fails in one of the most important things in games The controls. Also why does this game feel like Assassins Creed with guns.
MGS4 is WITHOUT A DOUBTTTTTTTTTTT better than ANYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG on the Xbox 360. PERIOD.
MGS4, whether it is to your 'taste' or not, is significant for many other reasons... I find the gameplay near perfect...I like how scalable it is, in that certain situations call for certain actions from Snake...I like the switch to fp, and especially how you can move freely now...the cqc is as good as ever, and the hold ups work flawlessly... the only thing that can get a bit confusing is the cover mechanic...but it is not a forced mechanic, in most cases you only need to use it to peek around cover or to change the octocam... but all that aside...It absolutely 100% is the visual/audio pinnacle of a console game right now...the opening sequence with the bipedals is absolutely stunning...the texture work is near flawless...and the lighting is currently second to none... it also sets the bar in terms of production values...it really feels like a playable big budget movie...Bioshock and Uncharted achieved a similar feat last year imo, but not even close to this...this is so much bigger, longer, and more complex that its absolutely in a league of its own... 'Gamer' or not...the game, and the team behind it, deserve the utmost respect from everyone...you can not like the PS3...you can not like the cutscene length...you can not like the game...but saying that its anything south of near perfection in visuals and production values immediately discredits you beyond recognition...the gameplay is perfect for fans of the previous games...which I know is not for everyone...but the target audience was those who enjoyed the series for years...which makes it perfect for me...
The game is not gta it never has been. GTA is a mass market game and MGS is a nich game. It be doin really good to sell 3 million
O_o. Didn't Ryan Payton specifically address that statement and correct it almost as soon as people started putting it on news sites? O_o
Yeah I think I remember Ryan Payton clarified his statement and said MGS4 doesn't need to sell one million on day 1 to cover the development cost. Anyways from the looks of things, it may very well have done that:D
They don't need to pay reviewers or analysts to promote this game. The quality of the game speaks for itself.
sorry but it already did in the first day!!! i think if we include bundles it will sell 2,000,000 day one!!
But not selling 1 million does not mean that the game will be a failure or that they somehow cant recoup their losses. It makes no difference to Konami whether the game will sell 1 million in its first day or on day 7. Money is money. That being said, the game is set to break some xbot faces.
if it does not sell up to 1 000 000 it will come close to it, after seeing the sales for japan >>> 300 000, then i doubt it will not find it hard to sell 1 000 000. and rember that is not bundle included.
Its so obvious that it sold a million its first day.
Best game I've ever played and I've been a gamer since Atari 2600 so I'm truly a n00b gamer...I haven't even played a Colecovision =( It's an exciting gaming experience.
if you've been playing since the atari2600 why would u consider urself a n00b gamer? do u even know what n00b stands for? :p nice to hear that mgs is epic tho. i had no doubts about this game
it's called irony. :)
no, its called sarcasm
YAY! I always wanted to win something!!! ummm, what did I win? lol
...but this game will sale 1.5 million. To stay on topic.
Here's another bubble for Drekken.
is there a doubt..I heard some good things, I might even buy but need to finish Uncharted. But again this is not a game for everyone..so don't expect records. Just not that type of game.
@ Honolulu No, it's called sarcasm.
dont bother buying. according to gametrailers uncharted has a better story so ya know, seems as though MGS4 is a huge flop considering uncharted story was anything BUT the shizzle. shame, since every other MGS has the greatest storyline ever
Japan - 320,000 (Including Bundles) US - 350,000 (Including Bundles) Europe - 450,000
I bet your inbox is full with the other sony faithful telling you to add an extra zero to all those figures.
Since it was 300,000 just for the game. I think it sold more than 20,000 boundles. Here in Sweden, they were both in the Most Sold list.
I think the game has indeed already hit that mark, but even if it does not, it will hit it by the end of the week, the game is amazing... I'm playing now and I can't believe how sweet it is, brings me back to the MGS1 and how big that game was for back then, Part 4 is indeed just that, an amazing game for it's time. I'm loving so many things about it, if you don't have it get it.. and take your time and enjoy it, it's a really nice, and well done game.
japan on day one sold about 300000 copies, sonyfaithfuls automatically think its the bundles and not single copies. and KILLER, your prediction are so sad you gone a commit suicide once you see how low those #s will be. this game wont do better than gta4 for the ps3. dont forget our economy is still in shambles; I dont think people are going to shell out $500+ mgs4 bundle its not going to happen. I dont want to here any troubling news about sony fans are killing themselves over something they dont even own or not even getting any royalties on.
lmao dont be jealous. When I was at my midnight launch at Gamestop by the time I got inside to buy MGS4 ...after waiting in line... I saw 14-15 people walk out with the 80gb bundle and it SOLD OUT. Keep dreaming. MGS4 is a CRITCAL ACCLMAIED HIT and one of the greatest games of all time. It will easily sale more copies than Gears of War did. Wait and see.
You're an idiot. What Sony fans are going to kill themselves? LOL. The PS3 has sold more consoles than the 360 every week WW since December, a game that sells more than any 360 exclusive other than Halo is only going to further widen the gap. If your a Sony fan your seeing all your predictions come true this year, whether or not the PS3 outsells the 360 by 50,000 or 100,000 next week. EVERY CONSOLE sold in Japan is 1 more console than the 360 is going to sell WW. I mean I dont know why Xbots come in to threads about the PS3 and its games selling well, knowing the only good thing on the 360 period this year is Gears 2 and possible a desperation price drop. We called it, the 360 has nothing. Our 4th biggest exclusive is bigger then everything you have BUT Halo. And FF and GT5 are both bigger than Halo AND will boost hardware in a region where the Xbox sells none. The Xbox is DEAD, and actual was never really that alive unless you count Halo 3's launch. The PS3 outsold the 360 the 6 months leading up to Halo, and after two months has outsold it every month afterwards. LOL. Xbox fanboys are pathetic. The PS3 is just out of the 360's league, and unless MSFT keeps buying exclusives the 360 wont even reach 30,000,000 lifetime sales.
You mean the 360 is out of the PS3's league, Right? ;)
So what?found nothing else to b1tch about MGS4? oh yes it will
This game will easily reach 5 million so y ask if it will reach 1 lol
@ waseem335 they ment first day sales not total sales.
I know that, dats y i said 5 million not 1 XD MGS FTW!!!!
What were the first day sales for other popular games? Halo 3, SSBB, Prologue, GTA IV? I'm not expecting MGS to outsell GTA or Halo, but I'm curious to know how close it is.
I doubt that we will get close the the Halo3 level of sales, but I would like to see the 1st day sales #'s to see how this is moving, I would alos like to know how many bundles have sold. I just think it would be neat to know. This is going to be a great Fathers Day weekend!
I predict lifetime sales of 8-10 million for MGS4, maybe more considering its bundled with the 80 gig ps3 now.
Whether it's on the first day or not,that's another issue.
why are so many people here assuming it would sell the same 300k without bundles than in japan ? I personally think it will probably , given the new market we live into , sell at least 150 to 200k higher in europe and possibly USA . Also 6 million isnt farfetched , its basically the score of 2 previous MGS titles , and psx and ps2's reputation werent riding on them alone . Those consoles were already big success before and without the mgs serie... While MGS4 is easily one of the 5 titles most people bought a ps3 for anyway
I hope it's sells a trillion :P That's how good the game is.
Finish the game last night and it was so awesome I already stared playing it again in a different way so awesome thank you kojima thank you.
I went to Best Buy yesterday to pick-up my pre-order and a couple of the employees didn't even know that MGS4 released. I wanted to slap them both upside the head! :lol: I guess my concern would be that most people are not "in-the-know" about this game, and that, unfortunatley, might affect the inital sales. Just a thought... After playing the game last night, I am convinced that this is the best game out ~ to date (PERIOD) With word of mouth from the hardcore gamers, units will sell :)
it will sell millions, there were almost 80 people in line at the GameStop in Burbank. Burbank for crying out loud, not a big city by any means. And that was only one of the Gamestops in the city
i dont see it selling 5 000 000 but i know it will sell millions, probly between 1 & 2 million,... never the less this game is EPIC !!
I think it already passed the 1 mil mark or is very close too it. As soon as midnight hit this game was already a success.
~300k in japan....this probably means it's more than double in NA....leading to well over 1 mil, world wide. ps3 finally got its big xclusive. cheers
I don't agree this game sells only to those into the MGS saga or interested in that genre. This game will sell for the curiosity factor too. Alot of people who haven't gotten into next gen gaming will want to try this out even if they haven't played MGS games in the past to experience next gen gaming at its finest. There's alot of wow factor and the word of mouth alone will push alot friends and family to get on board.
yes, MGS4 will be many peoples first metal gear game
World wide sales will definitely be over a million; However, only God knows and time will tell.
Something TOLD me that someone was gonna drag this up... Metal Gear Solid 4... the only video game in history that could sell 999,999 copies and still be considered a failure... God I hate these people.
well seeing that it sold 300,000 day one in Japan (not including bundles, and where there are only 2.05mil PS3's) i think it's safe to say this article is retarded lifetime- MGS4 will sell around 4-5mil solus and then a sh!tload of bundles on top of that but that will only be because it is THE bundle to get if this remains the dominant bundle for a least a year or something, i could see the game easily clearing 10mil including bundles (which after all, still makes Konami money)
I think about 6 mil. buy it and 6 mil rent it....then buy it. 12million or bust!!! everyone go out and buy 6 more copies and send them to the starving kids in Africa, who needs food when you can be SNAKE!!!!!
That several countries in Europe (namely Spain, Portugal and France I think) didn't get MGS4 on June 12th due to a major truckers strike. Portugal (where I live) got the game today but I'm not even sure if Spain got it already because the strike over there is still going. Donno about France either. So yeah, Spain is a big gaming market in Europe, one of the biggest actually, so don't forget to add up the numbers from Spain, etc. when MGS4 hits there. Anyways, I think MGS4 easily sold more then 1 million copies WW on day one. I mean, just look at the Japanese numbers, 300k copies sold without even counting the ones inside the MGS4 bundles! P.S. I don't care if it does sell 1 million or not, its irrelevant to me. I got it, my friends did too, and thats what matters. MGS4 should be enjoyed by as much ppl as possible though! :D
now i have to wait until i get back to canada from japan to play MGS4.ill buy japanese version before i leave.first day wasnt too crowded during day still there were left alot of copies in shinjuku yodabashi.cant wait...
lol it was more than a couple of months ago. But yeah i would be surprised if it doesn't get a mil.
I reckon a million day one, two to 3 mill in the next few weeks bits and bobs after that. I doubt it will match Halo3's day 1 figures as we would have heard by now and doubt it will sell as much overall but the best game doesn't always win the sales. Its selling well enough and its good ,thats all that matters.
doubting the 1 mill in 1 day.....but im sure it will sell a lot faster then it normally would have because of being in a bundle pack as well..... if not in the bundle it would sell slower then it is...... but it is a good game so who cares its gonna sell anyway....
Metal Gear Solid 4 will clearly be the best selling game this generation. Games such as this and superb hardware such as PLAYSTATION®3 is the reason why Microsoft has such deep admiration for the system. Their admiration runs deep through the course of their veins as they have made several, but failed attempts at trying to make their console have the same identity as PlayStation. Thankfully, Dark Sniper knows who the true innovators are. Microsoft is definately out of that discussion. $niper