MGS 4 Muddles Through Limp Launch in Japan

TOKYO -- Metal Gear Solid 4 is now on sale in Japan, but in terms of launch excitement, it seems to have turned into a bust.

The cold and rain can't have helped -- it really was a nasty morning Thursday -- but this is certainly not the kind of release Wired was expecting, even with the official launch events getting canceled.

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xhi43781d ago

that kinda sux for Kojima

shine13963781d ago

Mgs is going to be huge. just how huge...thats the need japan on board..if Mgs doesn't do it...white knight or something similiar can come quick enough...but I still can't see the ps3 failing, what with final fantasy, resident evil 5 and a whole host of others...its defo the price I think..

LastDance3781d ago

well there's been 2 blade attacks in the past 2 weeks.

Silogon3781d ago

It sold bulk on Amazon Japan. Mgs4 will do just fine, I predict 1.6 million copies sold this week. Next week 1.1 and then 700,000 for the 3rd week. All in all, on par with past MG games.

theKiller3781d ago

after the stabbing event last night!! who would sacrifice their life for a game?? certainly aint me!!

bad weather with some criminal attack sure did the trick to hurt sales, but those who is determined to buy it will buy during this week or next week for safety reasons!

resistance1003781d ago

It won't hurt sales only delay when those sales would happen slighty

beoulve3781d ago

limp launches for PS3 made Bloodmask very happy and sleep better at night.

v1c1ous3781d ago

Japan is no longer the definitive region for a game's success

Captain Tuttle3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )


Captain Tuttle3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )


Have a bubble

Millah3781d ago

Yea man the Japanese gaming market is really dying, its so much smaller now, and really success in America and Europe is much more important.

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