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Metal Gear is 'solid' once again

An outbreak is infecting men and women of all ages. A disease has spread since it was detected at midnight, June 12. Symptoms may include sore thumbs, sensitivity to light and a loss of friends.

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.

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Silogon3747d ago

Sony doesn't need any one thing to catch up to Nintendo or Microsoft, it just needs to keep it's gamers happy with a diverse library of games and new features for the ps3. Mgs4 isn't going to save Sony's ps3. It's not its job to do so, either. Sony is going to have to make those strides themselves and the only way to do that is to listen to their core audience and apply those ideas to their hardware/software divisions.

Sony needs to work on securing 3rd party exclusives, while making their own and encouraging expandability in the market. Innovation should be Sony's number 1 goal right now. Not trying to duplicate absurd motion controllers or giving us Buzz and Singstar as premier events to their system.

Those are nice additions for certain people but not everyone. Buzz and Singstar should be downloadable content on the psn. nothing more.

Drekken3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

Hate to break it to you... Sony doesnt need saving.

I bet you would like the buzzers for buzz to pop out of your modem.

Fishy Fingers3747d ago

Dude, ignore silogon he just enjoys moaning.

Mr Fancy Pants3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

another good point from Siligon and fanboys disagreeing with him for no reason. Sony nor the PS3 are in a good position right now you know? They are third in this console war and losing a lot of exclusives like Star Ocean, Last Remnant, Raiden IV. Those were games that only you could find on a Sony console, now all of them are on the X360...

If it wasn't for MGS4 and FFXIII i already would have sold my PS3 for an X360. So Sony better keep those as exclusive...

butterfinger3747d ago

it arrived very quickly after Haze:P

pwnsause3747d ago

well thats because free radical picked a wrong time to release the game, seriously, they knew that if their game was bad, they should of delayed it again and ignore the People who where complaining as to why the was not out yet.

TheExecutive3747d ago

you can only polish a turd so much. That game is terrible. Put Haze in then put MGS4 in then put Haze in again and its impossible to ever look at Haze again.

The games graphics actually reminded me of GTA4 which is pathetic when you consider Haze is pretty much a rail shooter.

Genesis53747d ago

The thing about MGS4 is it's great fun to play too. The story telling is superb and the game mechanics are excellent.

TheExecutive3747d ago

The story is amazing
The mechanics are amazing
The AI is amazing
The Graphics are amazing
The environments are amazing
The art direction is amazing
The maps are open and incredibly well thought out
I have never experienced gameplay that is as free as this game. you can sneak you can stand up and fight and there are so many different routes to try your luck at. Its truly amazing.

need I say more?

znu3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

ok, so i beat it on solid normal and decided to jump ahead and try it on big boss extreme

The AI become so much smarter it's not even funny. Normally they would've missed me and walked past, not on big boss extreme

The shouldn't be able to hear hear my foots steps from a distance, not on big boss extreme

Best of all, i noticed they force you into traps, they make you run, then contact other soliders, and they then barracade you and destroy you...

And it's only the first level!

iHEARTboobs3747d ago

I can't help but think that someone knew it wasn't going to be that great and therefore decided to release it a couple weeks before MGS4. Now it's out of sight and out of mind.

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Mr PS33747d ago

Been Solid
And always will be

TheExecutive3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

word of mouth, its all about word of mouth from here on out.

Alexander Roy3747d ago

"I am the thunder."

This game is beyond awesome.

kingOVsticks3747d ago (Edited 3747d ago )

if Kojima and friends decide to have the remakes og mg1-2 on the psp (would be awesome) then I would love to see a raiden game it could be called something like "MGR THE MAN WHO WAS THUNDER" or "MGR Tactical Assassin Action" its can go back to right after mgs2 which can cover alot of things and SPOILER----------------------- ------------------------------ - ------------

show why he seek out big mamma and who showed him all those crazy mixed martial arts and how to be a hunterI have a strong feeling it will also show gray fox's master :P

xxBATTLECATxx3747d ago

Raidens girl, Rosemarry FTW

ugh......

DesertWolf3746d ago

Thunder? man i thought for sure it was lightning...

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