Metal Gear Solid 4 has shipped 3.94 million units worldwide, according to a recent sales report from Konami.
Mediocre sales for what is suppose to be PS3's killer app
hes just jealous because he couldn't get his hands on the game and use the Gillian Seed camo. you know the part were Snake looks like Gillian Seed just like the courage is solid trailer.
It says shipped. 3 million are in bargain bin now.
Along with the Xbox 360 right next to it.
Are you serious zhuki. Gears 1 shipped about 5 mil since release and MGS4 is close to that in less than two months. Gears came out 2 years ago.
Duuuuuuuude...lay off the crack man.
Zhuk is the most pathetic poster on this website.
With the size of the PS3's install base, and how long its been out, its pretty damn good actualy.
to overtake Gears of War lifetime sales.......wanna bet????
http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... MGS4 can not even sell a million copies in japan.
you just lost all your credibility by posting VGchartz numbers
and when ps3 have a price cut expect sales of MGS4 rises much more in this fall! its for sure it will have more than 6 millions sales during its life cycle!!
having at least 1 million sales is AMAZING and since knami said they needed 1 million to make a profit well they are really making a profit now with 4 million shipped and its still selling. that is deffinitly killer APP and DEFFINITLY KICKIN ASS
not a bad start but they deserve more
its good with the smallest install base out of the 3. This holiday i can see MGS4 hitting 5.5 million due to people still waiting to buy their PS3.
so definitely expect 7m-8m lifetime sales as for June expect 3.5m copies being sold out of 3.94m shipped
It seems like a lot of people are just waiting for the 80gb bundle. Every time I see them available, it's sold out again. My friend was actually one of the luckiest bastards. He just casually went into Best Buy, saw the MGS4 bundle and bought it. While this whole time I know like 2 other friends waiting for it lol.
Amazon has them in stock if you want to direct your friends there. $499 shipped. Edit below: 4 million shipped means sold to Konami.
Shipped and not sold is a big difference. They might have shipped 4 mill but might have only sold 3.
BTW all the sales numbers toted by companies about their game sales are probably shipped numbers as well. Just because they decide to use the word "sold" instead of "shipped" doesn't mean it is sold to customers. Or do you really believe that each company has a representative at every store in the world counting each sale of their game? Wouldn't it be more realistic and accurate just to count the merchandise they ship out to distributors and big box retailers?
does this number count bundles?
Well it seems like it's more accurate when a company announces how many they've shipped. How many's Sold is still the big question. But then again, shipping could show how much of a demand it really is.
I see this game hitting the 5 million mark by the end of the year easily.
4 million for not even 2 months on store shelves is amazing. More so when you factor in maybe 15 million Ps3's out there and the fact gears of war only sold 5 million on a 20 million install base over the last 2 years. I guess we know what is and isn't now, huh?
so 4m shipped within 2 weeks around 3.5 m sold
u kno Silo, i think we now do. I salute u Solid Kojima-sama
MGS is already a well known title while GOW sold 5 million as a brand new title, how can you compare the two? Might want to compare with Halo 3 which was a well known title like MGS and they sold 8 million or more?
But Halo belongs to a more "average-joe" gaming genre. MGS is a unique experience which I know some wont enjoy. Those who appreciate art, talent, and the overall experience of a game are MGS fans. Gears is a shooter...you can't really compare Gears of War and MGS...although Gears is good the shooter genre just has more appeal -- hence why we are getting so freakin many! :(
Kojima and his team really put their heart into this,I wish them all the success :D!
I rarely see commercials or any kind of markewting for mgs4 so those numbers are very impressive.
Actually, I don't see any commercials for MGS4.
I saw my first one, 3 days ago...lol
i see them alot now, but not that much before the game launched
Very true, I didn't start seeing them until about a week ago. But starting to see them alot, mostly on Spike TV.
yeah SpikeTV shows them alot
I don't understand why Sony isn't marketing this game and especially their bundle. MGS4 arguably is their biggest system selling game so far and I have barely seen any marketing for the game other then the net. Everyone isn't glued to the net reading gaming information. I might have seen it advertised in the retail circulars (Best Buy, CC, TRU, etc) the week it was released and that's it. This is one area Sony really needs to pick it up a bit, marketing. @Scottie: SpikeTV? Is that the channel G4 Attack of the Show is on? I usually only watch sporting channels, VH1, MTV (rarely), Fox. Are the commecials for MGS4 a full minute or 30 seconds?
WOW* Kojima-san most be even more proud of his baby now.
MGS5 FTW am I rite? :P
MGS4=5 Million shipped. MGO=3 Million Active players. Xbots Crying=18 Million.
Let alone a ps3. Your mommy's are too broke.
LOL, he went there.
I own 2 360s, 1 50" HDTV, 2 home theaters one biga$$ pc (watercooled) but still wont buy ps3rd till BD movies really hit off. My gaming needs are already been catered by the 360 and PC.
And all that fit in your moms basement?
2 360s? 360 and PC? Don't you mean 3 360s? Last time I checked (so far at least) all the good 360 games are on PC as well. Why would you not wanna venture over to the ps3 where they actually have exclusives.
there's less PS3 than the others consoles, so 4m is an awesome number but a sequel of a stealt-tactical game (which is hard to play for the first time and hard to follow the story). With another price-drop for christmas... the sales are going to boost for sure.
And deservedly so I might add.
Great sales! lifetime sales will at least more than Snake Eater and Metal Gear 2. according to VGchartz: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 5.57m Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 3.99m
lol according yo everyone, VGChartz is fake
Actually you've got it wrong, MGS2 over 7 million and MGs3 over 4 million.
I won't be surprised if by the end of the Year the game has shipped over 5 Million copies,won't be surprised one bit
but when Gears of war 2 says they shipped 5 million copies....watch the hypocrisy rears its ugly head as always.... Oh wait I take that back...microsoft says sold not shipped... http://my.afterdawn.com/mik... @bottom wait..what does my comments have to do with gears of war?
Since Gears of War has been out for almost 2 Years now,and MGS4 hasn't even been out for 2 full Months ".what does my comments have to do with gears of war?" Wipe the Microsoft Cum from your Eyes and look at what you just posted.
This is about MGS4 you f*ckin' retard, not Greys of Bore. What does your comment/links have to do with the article?
You both need to learn to read..I posted the example of microsoft not using shipped instead of sold......what idiots.
And this has nothing to do with Gears once again. Why is it that 360 fanatics always have to throw in some *example* of what's not going on with their system? Once again, this is about MGS4. Aside from saying they shipped nearly four million copies of MGS4, Konami also reported that they sold over three million copies. Did that slip right pass you Nancy boy? Wait...hold on. I shall now call you Damage Control Nancy Boy or DCNB for short.
Grammatically incorrect. You're looking like an idiot for trying to damage control your way out of your own post.
Poor snuka.. its pretty sad to watch someone slip into the abyss of insanity :(
Dont change the fact that you people are morons.
"But but but, you cant sell exclusives on PS3. People dont buy them." NO !! You cant sell CRAP exclusives, (or multiplats for that matter) on PS3. People wont buy them. They have taste and enjoy quality. Thats why they have PS3's to start with. (I'm not implying if you dont have one you have no taste. Dont put words in my mouth. All I meant is exactly what I said.)
Once MGS4 sells more than Gears 1, I hope Cliffy B will sow his mouth shut about MGS4 for awhile. Till maybe Gears 2. ROFL... god..help me.
It does not need to outsell Gears, everyone that has played MGS4 knows its a great game. Your assuming that it will outsell Gears 1, why? Why is that important to you?
3.1 sold not bad i can see it making 4-6 million sold over the next year
Aquatic Dream, must be smiling a little bit. Another dev that decided to take the risk, release on the smallest userbase so they wouldn't have to compromise their game. Oh if only R* had done that.
I think you mean Quantic Dream? lol Not making fun or anything. You were close. Just a little too watery.
Maybe "Heavy Rain" has flooded his dream and turned it from a Quantic Dream into an Aquatic Dream. ...Or Global Warming is happening faster than we thought. >_<
Keep it up.
I heard Konami are trying to find the same site in texas where all ET cartridges were dumped.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Keep on crying bots! MGS4 will never be on the Xcrap 3fixme, you'll have to buy the superior console PS3 to enjoy this game.
And this was as of June 30, so in 2 weeks it sold over 3 million copies, I expect at least 5 million by the end of the year.
Those numbers could probably be doubled if Sony knew how to market their heavy hitters. Kojima deserves all the accolades for this game, though. He listened to the fans of the series and gave us what we have wanted for years:)
they are marketing it, it comes bundled with the PS3