Hirai: MGS 4 Moved 8 Times More PS3s

During Sony's mid-term strategy meeting, PlayStation president Kaz Hirai pointed to Metal Gear Solid 4 as an example of the PlayStation 3's full abilities - noting that it shipped 3 million units worldwide within two weeks of launch.

Hirai said MGS 4 is "the first title to fully utilize the capacity of dual layer Blu-ray disc.... Metal Gear Solid 4 has created a world of gaming entertainment that can only be realized by PS3."

He also said MGS 4 drove console sales. "In the first week of the release of Metal Gear Solid 4, sales of PS3 in the Japanese market grew significantly, [an] eight times increase as compared to the week before, proving that Metal Gear Solid 4 is a platform driver for PS3."

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shazam3770d ago

how many did they sell last week? (^It was the first thing that came to mind for a title)

Condoleezza Rice3770d ago

That the demand and recognition of outstanding storytelling and revolutionary gameplay still exists in this modern age of gaming where mindless shooters are viewed as being the games to own and support.

hack64643770d ago

Thats f'in amazing. Great job Kojima...and Sony.

Bubble Buddy3770d ago

MGS4 is addicting. Love online too when one person is Snake. So intense.

thesummerofgeorge3770d ago

But, but, but that's impossible, "passive" entertainment such as MGS4 is on it's way out... I could have sworn I read that somewhere.

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PoSTedUP3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

thats just one fan based game thats gunna move hardware, off the top of my head i can name 4 more games that will move hardware (off the top of my head). wait no.. 5 games now : )


yess, disagreeing with me makes me feel like i said something right or made someone mad. thanks for letting me know how you feel, for i have said nothing but the truth, peace : D

-play games

juuken3770d ago

They're just jealous, don't worry. :3
Anyway, that's great news for Sony.

SL1M DADDY3770d ago

Wait until God of War III hits, now that game will move some serious consoles. GT5 will do so as well and when FFXIII hits, well, you can imagine what the numbers will be like then.

Shaka2K63770d ago

Sorry xbots stop begging for MGOTYS4, you xbug 3fixme cant handle it.

Snukadaman3770d ago

what horsesheit...roflmao.


I know some my buddies who have familys who cant afford it are waiting for socom to come out than theyll get it as a good blu ray player too. I dont know why people biiii about the ps3 . you cant lose when you buy it

Amanosenpai3770d ago

You see a little sales peak in the PS3 lifespan and you start a party...

Dont u see? 360 is still selling loads of consoles, almost the same number than ps3, and with the next price cut mmmm u better say goodbye

juuken3770d ago

Typical 360 owners talk with no numbers to back up their claims. Seriously, the price cut won't do MS any good. It's already too late. I'm sure Sony said that GTAIV was their last straw. So basically, MS better pack in tight and suck it in because it's gonna be a tough road ahead for them.

r2kcipher3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

yeah and imagine a price cut for the ps3. they don't need one now but if one comes before the big fall releases. ps3 will sell like the ps2 did or better.

Snukadaman3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

What claims does he need to back up..thats his opinion....we have seen evidence of pricedrop=more consoles sold..what part of that you need confirmation for?

"MS better pack in tight and suck it in"
suck it in indeed.

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Liar3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

What gets the PS3 faithful more aroused.

"In the first week of the release of Metal Gear Solid 4, sales of PS3 in the Japanese market grew significantly, [an] eight times increase as compared to the week before, proving that Metal Gear Solid 4 is a platform driver for PS3."



The PS3 is dead in Japan.

juuken3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )'re a freakin' liar.

The PS3, the Wii, the Nintendo DS, and the PSP are prevalent in Japan. If the PS3 was so dead in Japan, then MS wouldn't feel so threatened. Stop spinning those numbers-damage control is not good for your health.

Rofl @ Rice.

Boo-hoo, a disagree! Cry me a river.

And pulling numbers out of nowhere are we? Seriously, you don't have factual evidence. Give it up. The PS3 is taking names and kicking some ass.

mistertwoturbo3770d ago

"The PS3 is dead in Japan."

Then the 360 is pretty much on it's way to meet the devil by now.

hack64643770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

LOL @ Liar. Your a joke.

Bubble Buddy3770d ago

liar: Just read his name guys, it's self-explanatory.

kazuma3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

hey Liar guess what sells more than xbox 360 in japan? the ps2! LOL

edit: let me rephrase that: EVERYTHING!

THUNDERMARE3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

humm if 70k inferred that the PS3 is dead....
then what do you call 2k sold weekly for xbox360??/

SolidWolf3770d ago (Edited 3770d ago )

... do you know of any game coming this year or next year that might make me wanna sell my ps3 b/c i haven't found that game yet!

Let me tell you a story about a boy, a boy who wanted to sell his 360 yes it's true. A boy purchases a 360 and a few games and a ps3 and a few games. Most of the time the boy wud play his 360 than his ps3. Now there where some games he like on the ps3 like GTA IV and such but later on, on june 12th, game was released that changed everything and that game is called METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PARTRIOTS TACTICAL ESPIONIAGE ACTION! Now on the 360 the boy had a few games he liked on the 360 like halo 3 and CoD4 n sometimes assassins creed but it took him just one game, one game it took him to realize that the 360 was just collecting dust. I am the boy and honest to god there is no game in history not even games on my ps3 especially games on the 360 that can top this. This game is like a huge tank you can put anything in front of it and it wont make a dent. 360 games: Alan Wake=Crushed Gears2=detroyed halo wars=terminated. Simply this is truly an amazing game the king of all games is here and upon us, MGS4.

Kojima, I thank you. You have made my decision alot easier. KUDOS FOR KOJIMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cmrbe3770d ago

that is hilarious but true. MGS4 is a game experience without equal. No hype, No Bull. Its the real deal.

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