Gamesindustry.biz writes: Metal Gear Solid 4, exclusive to the Playstation 3, was the best selling videogame for software sales in June. Top 10 after the jump. Note: Does not include software sales of MGS4 game bundled with PS3 console.
Congrats to Sony and Konami! Taking over in 2008! :)
yep, I agree. I think it is their first chart topper too, GJ Sony. Great game, deserves all the acclaim and sales it is getting. To bad it is the only PS3 game in the top ten though, I'm sure there are more to come in the next 5 years.
MGS4 is teh awesome. BUY IT..>!11211
lol... nice avatar.
It sold almost one million units? 774,600 according to the article.. Lets say it sold another 300,000 with the bundled units so a total of 1million for the game that was suppose to be the Halo of the PS3? Halo3 sold that much in 10 minutes! Edit- Dont make excuses.. Every PS3 fanboy in the world hyped up MGS4 like the second coming of christ.. Its obvious that many PS3 owners are not gamers when the biggest game they have only sold at the most 1 million in the first month... Also GoW is a big franchise but it won't sell as much Halo3 or GTA IV..
It was never supposed to be the Halo 3 of ps3. People were just hoping it sell 1mil period, to make a decent enough return. Its much more niche than halo3 which is pick up and play, theres no mega deep story, philosophical issues or stuff that like that in Halo 3. I think a more obvious 'blockbuster' game for ps3 would be God of War 3 when it releases.
I guess you never owned a PS one or Ps2 as you can see it's not "one" game on the PS family that sells its the whole variety which balances out in every genre hence the the best selling console in console history the PS2, and you don't get a skew in one country, again you get a balanced out spread across the gaming world, that's Sony's plan and has been their plan since the inception of the PS console, hence also why this year and next has a slew of worldwide satisfactory games being released, LBP, Killzone 2, WKS, Infamous, Resistance 2, and many more I am forgetting, yeah maybe not one can reach the milestone of Halo 3 but these games will be enjoyed by every kind of person and that's what will bring more customers to their business and that's what Sony is targeting
That was one of the best games I have ever played. MGS4 and Konami deserve all the praise they get.
Sony will see how important it is to invest in 3rd party games, I know they are doing a good job supporting their 1st party devs, but they shouldn't put all the eggs in one basket, right?
this game is sick! it deserves the game of the year award no doubt....gta was good but snake is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better and more gangsta
Game of The Decade I really think it will take a few years till we see a game reaching (not even exceeding) that level of perfection!
I dont doubt that this game is great STORY wise but many 360 owners perfer actually playing games rather than watching em.. I'll stick to movies for stories.. edit- No I have not played it but judging from the reviews and what everybody has been saying about it I can tell its a great game.. But its a game that I probably will every play because I dont play games for the story. I play games to PLAY..
"You dont doubt" it has a great story- so have you actually played it or are you another one rehashing other's opinions? Maybe 360-only users wouldnt like it though cos theres definitely a different demographic
I'm surprised it beat wii sports. Since nintendo bundles it with the wii
I hope it wins game of the year. It was a remarkable game with a wonderful ending. It was tough to let snake go for me in this game. You feel so attached to him through all the games!
This does not include sales of the game bundled with the PS3 console...wow that's insane.
This is a big part: Note: Does not include software sales of MGS4 game bundled with PS3 console. The reason is as many as 100,000 or more of the PS3s sold were bundles.
The bundles sold out as well, I think it was in the region of 250,000 bundles.
Noooo sh!t!!!!! MGS4 best game eve'!
Best game this gen better.Remember MGS3 is the best MG game.
This was also proven by the NPD results!
The Xbox 360 exclusive title Ninja Gaiden 2 sold extremely well in June. It sold a very strong 814 copies.
Flop Gaiden 1.2? I didn't know that game sold any copies...interesting.
wow not even including the bundles thats amazing
Good work to all..
So were looking at all told around 2.5 million copies sold worldwide including bundles in the first month is pretty good, i expect lifetime sales to be aroun 4-5million which is were MGS3 ended up. It really was an amazing experience, waiting for the trophy patch to play more, only beat it twice so far.
Poor Xbots, your M$ cant bribe this game for their system
This is only for the US and its sold like 3 million worldwide
MGS4 sold pretty darn good in the U.S. for the first month. By the end of the year I'm thinking that it will have sold around 4.5 - 5 million units worldwide.
Dont forget sony said they will be putting out more bundles in July so maybe these numbers might keep up, I predict about 280-300k for july.
A masterpiece that "stands alone"
has given SONY the bump they needed. they should of done this with GTA4 as well.
Lol, and they said this game was a movie... For a movie, this game kicked major ass. Solid Snake FTW.
lets hope they never stop makin great "movies" :P
lets hope they START making MORE great "movies". : P : P
You know I never understood the argument that a "game" supposed to not have a story, I guess $60 is like pennies to people who think this way, a good story adds to the games excitement and longevity even after you finish it, but I guess that's just me wanting more for my $60. =)
mgs4 deserves all the sales it gets. its one of the best games ive played this generation. Anybody that doesn't play it becasue of the cut scenes is missing out on a great excperience.
good job on this masterpiece Kojima
I have never played a MGS game before this... but this game is made of so much awesome and has turned me into a solid snake fan.
30$ for MGS1, 2 and 3 and I'll advise you to search for the NES games Metal Gear 1 and 2 cause they're the beginning of the story.
But no one else notices thats the only game in the top 10 for the ps3....start worrying...theres no mgs5 next month droids.roflmao.
Of Course Metal Gear 4 Was The Best Selling Game In June, Because It was the only good game for June.
I thought fans said this was going to sell millions? Halo outsold MGS4 in minutes.
Way to eliminate the Middle Men. Proven.
No reason why it shouldn't. It's the best game so far this gen that you can purchase. After finally beating the game and seeing how amazing it is I now need to go back and play the other MGS Games. MGS, MGS2, and MGS3. I know people will say why did you play the newest one without playing the others first well I didn't really notice MGS until MGS4 came out. Gonna go play MGS2 today. :)
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