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Included with MGS4 is an online multiplayer version known as Metal Gear Online. Players can customize their online character's appearance and skill sets and play missions ranging from tactical team-based games, such as "Team Death Match," to strategic free-for-all missions. Like most online games for the PS3, MGO is free over the Playstation Network.
MGS4 is a must-have. Since its release last week, MGS4 sales have soared, with some online gaming sites such as kotaku.com reporting sales of 476,334 copies in four days in Japan alone. MGS4 has also raised PS3 sales in Japan last week from an average of 10,000 to 12,000 systems per week to an astonishing 77,208. Vgchartz.com reports that MGS4 sold 1.3 million copies worldwide on the day of its release. These numbers prove that MSG4 is helping the PS3 catch up to its successful rivals, the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Xbox 360.