It is astonishing but in the current week the PSP game Metal Gear Peace Walker has outsold the console hit Red Dead Redemtion by nearly 20.000 units. For full sales details, follow the link
A PSP game beats a console game? WOW!
It's the Big Boss dude. What else is there to compete with him than his own son?
It didn't outsell multiplatform blockbuster but is selling well for a PSP game. I kinda feel a part of this success. I installed original firmware to play bought copy not patched pirated version and every time a friend talks about playing it or getting it illegally... I kinda go fanatic and lecture that one have to be huge retard with lack of respect to someone's hard work to pirate game like this. I mean,seriously, you're paying for huge amount of content comparing to other games on the platform. It's big even for a stationary console game. Pirating it is just so low and wrong...
. I agree. Here, I give you BUBBLES+.
It didn't outsell RDR, it just outsold it for one week : / Can't wait to add to its sales total though when I get some mula :/
LOL! And one week a month later at that. I'm not sure what they are trying to prove with this "article" thing. Both games ARE awesome though. And yes, I paid for both. Even got a Big Boss pack so that my son could play MGS:PW as well.
I actually think this is a Bad thing. This tells developers that its better to work with an old franchise than to take risks with new ones. I know RDR is a sequel but really it was an unknown sequel. Very similar situation that Killzone 2 had where the first game wasn't great and the second one was.
Well it is the better game. Justice.
It OWNS Red Dead Redemtion. Kojima just rocks more than Rock Star!
Read Dead 3.6 million sold, Peace Walker just shy of 1 million sold.
I believe the article is comparing W1 sales PeaceWalker to W4 or so sales, Red Dead Redemption.
What everyone is ignoring is the fact that RDR came out over a month ago.
PW just came out while RDR is out more than month.
Because everyone tends to read the headline instead of the actual article. No where in the article does it say anything about Red Dead Redemption, this article is actually for MGSPW first week sale figures. RDR sold over 500,000 in the first week or day I can't remember. Either way still quadrupling the sales of MGSPW, but who ever submitted the article is to dumb founded to realize that. EDIT: Also that was RDR on Xbox right below MGS, combine PS3 and Xbox 360 sales, and RDR still beats MGS a month after its been released when MGS was just released a week ago. So either way you look at it, the title of this article is a fail because RDR out sells MGS either way.
What everyone is ignoring that PSP games are usually pirate copied like 80% and usually have no sales numbers above the 1000-ands.
HELL YEAH!! I'm one of those PW owners. Game is great. Kojima did an incredible work with MGS:PW and deserves all the sales it can get. Fuk Piracy, that shit has been killing the PSP.
A PSP game beats a console game AWESOME.Hideo Kojima I salute u for creating another masterpiece and a EPIC game.
Spelling error fail
I bought mine for this game... and Persona 3 Portable.
. Ditto. : ) + Other PSP games also awesome too. God Of War-Chains Of Olympus. Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core. Dissidia Final Fantasy. Resistance Retribution. Etc.
Read Dead came out over a month ago, comparing it to a new release is completely pointless.
compairing the sales of a multiplatform game on one console (360), or at least thats what I got from it, to an exclusive doesnt seem fair. actually, nevermind the article, its whoever wrote the n4g title who is completley off base.
That made me lol.
It's a MGS Game, Pure Quality....
wow o_O didn't expect that
Hate to break it to you guys but Red Dead Redemption has been out for like more than a month now or almost a month during that duration of that sales figures. It's bound to slow down 4 weeks after release.
wrong MGS franchise sold because it been around for years thats why it sold fast and it got more clout then RDR.
never thought this could happen. PSP FTW!
how can that be!"!! RDR CLASSIC! :D
It hasn't COMPLETELY outsold Red Dead Redemption. The translation's kind of poor but from what I read, it's just on the release date. :/
That's good news. Peace Walker is the better game.
lol @ the disagrees.
Of course, it's obviously not possible that some just simply consider Red Dead to be the better game, what a silly suggestion.
Yeah, people who have a different opinion MUST be haters, right? Well, just go ahead and tell yourself that so it's easier for you to group people into categories.
psp: its payback time RDR: shut up noob... psp: you got owned biatch XD agree or disagree psp still alive
And guess which game i enjoyed it the most? Hell i spent more time on Peace Walker than both combined good job Kojima san.
.. Is expected from someone called "PSjesus".
PW is brilliant. Kojima is genius. @Harry RDR is on PS3 as well.
Because the PSP software can sell very good. People just need to release some amazing games for it. Its already near 1 million copies sold in japan alone. Also same with birth by sleep. I been saying this for a long time now. PSP can do amazing if amazing games come out for it.
Amazing games have been coming out for it. This may just be my opinion but there are more high quality games on the PSP than on the DS. They just tend to be overlooked.
Hate to burst your bubble guys but it means Peace Walker has outsold RDR this week, RDR being a month old and Peace Walker being a week old this means very little. EDIT: Not trying to downplay the game though, if it did in fact sell 134K in a week then it's doing great. @V: Well just looking above it seems few people misunderstood.
"it means Peace Walker has outsold RDR this week" I dont think anyone is expecting PW to sell more than RDR in total volume of sales, considering the huge piracy problem the PSP has. I'm still glad that, regardless piracy, PW is getting some decent sales.
i agree completely and before people jump and call me a fanboy i'd like to point out that i DO own peace walker and i DON'T own RDR. The MGS fanboys need to calm down a wee bit.
I mean, has the PSP had any decent releases in the past year or so? If I had a PSP I'd have jumped on this too to give my system some use. And that's not knocking MSG, which we all know is a great series.
to name a few, resistance: retribution crimson gem saga lunar: silver star harmony gran turismo the psp is an awesome handheld but sadly it gets zero coverage because piracy has killed it and honestly, no one cares about the psp. However, if you like jrpgs and ps2 era style gaming you can't go wrong. I love my psp, i just hate the fact that I have a pspgo and my selection is so limited. I should have bought a psp3000. Here's what you should do, if you have a ps3 and some extra money you should buy a psp used. Get the component a/v cables and play the psp on your tv. You can sync a ps3 controller to it, it's awesome. I use my psp as a console 95% of the time. Plus, you can just buy games off the psn. The selection lacks the back catalog but they have the majority of new releases and greatest hits games.
RDR has been out over a month.. this article is tracking sales from June 14th to 19th with RDR on 360 selling 116, slap on the PS3 copies and thats another 70k on there too. I wouldn't say its that big of a surprise, the fact RDR is still selling in the bucketloads over a month after launch is a good sign.
MGS: Peace Walker is 10x better than Red Dead Redemption thanks to the power of the Cell™.
WOOT! Peace walker is sooo awesome! Hang on. I forgot the PSP is dead /s
cell in psp. but yeah ur getting close.
OK. I see it all. Some "fans" cant even stand a good PSP game doing decent sales. If we were able to track the number of non-official Digital Downloads aka ISOs/CSOs. I bet you they would be like, being conservative, 3xtimes the amount of sold copies.
red dead redemption 3.63 million world wide metal gear peace walker .92 million world wide title is slightly misleading, its real funny to see folks at the beginning of this comment section Edit Below: I know that I can read, the title itself is still misleading. Perhaps if the title stated "In its first week MGS Peace Walker outsold RDR", that would reflect the article better. I cant believe I got a disagree, the title is misleading and in of itself is not true. Perhaps "metal gear solid peace walker outsells rdr in first week sales" would be better. How can it be news when the title is not true. Guess that does not matter.
The news states this weeks sales. And it is still very astonishing that a PSP game can beat a console game, regarding the pirated copies of PSP systems.
it's really not all that astonishing
I know HK is God and PW is Good, I still need to get it, But RDR is My GoTY for consoles so far.
MGSPW is a classic game I'm on my 3rd go around on it now. Its very addictive. It makes me want to go back and pull out all my past MGS games.
PSP games are cheaper, more people will buy them. But who cares, I would rather play RDR than a crappy graphics/small screened game. I have a PSP.. I don't use it because the graphics suck ass. I'm just waiting for the 3DS.
If you think psp graphics suck, you shouldn't be waiting for the 3ds, as those will be in the same league.
I wanna buy it now. :D
Good news for PW.
should have noted from (June 14 to 19) and btw isn't there a rule says you shouldn't change the title of the submitted news. Oh nevermind , it is N4G.
BigBoss is so badass.
The power of Kojima and Big Boss. The PSP is not dead. Step your game up! ;)