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MGS4: Sony hopes for PS3's first killer app

Following modest sales of its current crop of exclusive titles, Sony is eyeing what it hopes will be PlayStation 3's first killer app, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, looking to shift a million copies of the game on its release later next year.

A year into the PS3's lifespan, only two games have shifted over a million copies. Metal Gear Solid 4: Rise of The Patriots looks certain to join Motorstorm and Resistance: Fall of Man in the millionaire's club and, in an interview with Reuters, the game's assistant producer Ryan Paton stated that a million sales on day one would be a necessity, due to high production costs.

With sales of the PS3 currently trailing those of both the Wii and Xbox 360, that target may appear a little optimistic, though the Metal Gear series huge fanbase should ensure that the fourth installment will prove the PS3's first killer app. Payton added that "We're telling our fans that if you want to play 'Metal Gear Solid 4', you have to buy a PS3. The PlayStation brand has always been good to us, and we're pretty bullish on the PS3."

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Evil0Angel3545d ago (Edited 3544d ago )

it is not my type of game. i take splinter cell over it

the games i am going to buy in PS3 2008:
LPB
KZ2(high chance i am buyin it )
motorstorm 2

the reset all in 360.

@blow
MGS4 (prefer SC)
KZ2( i am getin it)
LBP (hell yeah)
teamICO (?????
GOW3 2009
GT5 (i am big fan of forza not GT)
GTA4 (GET IT IN 360,exculsive content)
FF13 JRPG( i do not play them)
Motorstom 2=2008=best of road racing=getin it

@1.2 if my opening statment was (i love sony & ps3,sony is god) i am sure u and many wil give crap about what i am saying BUT BUT

The Killer3544d ago

then u will be missing one of the greatest games in history!!

thats wat u should get!

MGS4
KZ2
LBP
teamICO
GOW3
GT5
GTA4
FF13

these will all be AAA games and killer apps on ps3!!

PS3PCFTW3544d ago

Thanks for telling us what games you like, but frankly i doubt anyone gives a sh1t.

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How many exclusive titles does the ps3 have ? in what genres?
this looks just like ps1/ps2 ALL OVER AGAIN.

they started off slow but then became a JUGGERNAUT.

if i was a xbot, id be pretty concerned about getting a ps3

Hatchetforce3544d ago

MGS4 is hardly the first PS3 killer app as anyone with Heavenly Sword, R&C, or Uncharted can attest.

dragunrising3544d ago

So...your telling me you have all the time in the world to write on video game blogs eh? If this is what you do when your retired/bored then I think you need to find a new best hobby. If only you spent more time playing games than posting on blogs and writing essays...I do not envy you nor anyone else for that matter. Btw, you really should look at your own grammar. Your last email is filled with inconsistencies and dull witted come backs. I expect as much from you after reading your idiot rants in comments, and replies. Perhaps your should go back to school...Simpleton

PS3 only has two titles that have surpassed 1 million. Resistance is the first killer app released. Don't believe me? Sony is still advertising the game in magazines like Game Informer- check it out. This isn't a knock against Resistance either; the game is good, a million seller and an established franchise (the second was announced). As far as 2008, MGS4 should be the first hit of the year- provided GTA4 isn't released first.

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snoop_dizzle3545d ago

that must of been the writer's error at ign. ill fix it.

Irving3544d ago

lol Rise of the Patriots? That too coming from IGN.

PS3 Limps on and on3545d ago (Edited 3544d ago )

If you're gonna kill us, just do it already. You've been talking us to death for the past year already!

Sh*t I'll be glad the day the PS3 finally dies, it will be relief...

It looks like the doomed PS3 is gonna manage to close in on 7 million units in it's first year.

Then you swore that Halo 3 would wipe PS3 out!
Now the threat is that MGS4 won't sell enough!

Like I said... if your gonna do something get it over with please.

allforcalisto3544d ago

man i hear what you're saying.

but dude in 08, everyone (whether the like to admit it or not)knows the current gaming landscape is going to change . It won't be as easy to criticize the ps3 with it's big exclusives out.

the kind of arguments that happen daily will dissapear, and you'll start getting arguments like, "oooh well at least we get DLC with gta"
"haha you get a poor man's ff, lost odyssey looks meh" etc
btw sucks about the closed mega theatre FF13 trailers. apparently there's gonna be a artbook + dvds that have the tgs trailers on them called "cloud"

snoop_dizzle3545d ago

I really can't wait for this game.

Hades13373545d ago

What is wrong with the writer of this article? Firstly he refers to MGS4s subtitle as 'Rise of the Patriots' and he also refers to the game as the PS3s first killer app. Well, in case u havent noticed, the PS3 already has killer apps (Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank). In fact, IGN called Resistance: Fall of Man the PS3s first killer app in its review!

/slaps head

snoop_dizzle3545d ago (Edited 3545d ago )

Ratchet and uncharted are, and resistance as well. Maybe they mean the biggest one perhaps?

I mean that is a massive franchise, even bigger than ratchet and clank.

Peekay3545d ago

it's funny - Ign also gave R&C, Folklore and Uncharted reveiew scores over 9! (not that it matters =P)

Polluted3544d ago (Edited 3544d ago )

Seconded...or technically fourthed I suppose. What exactly qualifies as a killer app nowadays? Do you need to sell more than Halo to be a "real" killer app? Is a game going to have to single handedly push the PS3 past the 360 and wii to be considered a killer app? If I had worked on Uncharted, R&C, Resistance, Warhawk or Motorstorm I'd be genuinely insulted by this article.

Edit: I forgot Heavenly Sword. Thanks Danja. In knew I was forgetting something.