Konami has reported a 90% profit surge. They credit the surge to their hit game Metal Gear Solid 4. Which has shipped over 4 million sense its launch.
Great for Konami.
Well guess the word is out now. Konami, EA and Ubisoft claim there is lots of money to be made off PS3 software. Won't be to long until other developers start taking the platform very serious.
too late. Ps3 is getting alot of love now
Snake, Konami... You guys deserve it.. and much more honestly
kojima productions and konami deserve all the sales, it was a great game.
It was awesome game but unfortunately... It ended :/
Maybe Konami should work on some more PS3 exclusives.. test them see what happens. Working for a single console can improve quality of the game... if MG4 can help in such a big way other titles like this could as well. Good time to do a ZOE3... with much marketing, a more western feel (i prefer the japanese feel but thats my choice) it could be a seller.
konami even said along with EA and Namco Bandai, "even thou ps3 has a smaller install base, it is sellin more games then the xbox 360" so i agree they shud make more exclusives for the ps3
I wonder what they mean by that?
It means 3 things : - REAL 360 install base is much smaller than expected due to massive RROD failure rate, which is even today widely unerestimated. Many 360 players bought 5 or 6 360, but of course they buy only 1 copy of their games. - 360 owners are younger and so they have less money to spend on games. - People who own both consoles choose PS3 version more and more often, since you don't have to pay for online and it's basically the same game on both platforms.
Krakdol hit it on the head.
But you have to make sure that they are properties that are going to sell. MGS4 was a no brainer. You can make that game exclusive and not have to worry much about it not selling, its pretty established. Its those smaller niche titles that you have to worry about. Making those games console exclusive is risky business, no matter how good the game is. Have to be smart about these things.
Even if Konami doesn't make PS3 exclusives this shows developers should start off making the game for the PS3. Make it use all the power. Then they can port to the 360 and make it run on that hardware. Multi-platform games are okay but I'm sure most aren't even close to using half the power of the PS3. We just get 360 games made to run on the PS3. Make real PS3 games.
well metal gear 4 for everyone. XD XD I just got today resistance 2 CE,I dont have money XD XD I purchase 6 games in less than a month Xd XD ID Amvient
i know wuts its like man past month i bought 5 ps3 games picking up gears2 today, and the winter game lineup is just starting too :S
LBP was released here on Wednesday, Motorstorm today (picking up after work) and will buy R2 on Nov 28th (release date in the UK) which is ok since I need tome to get more paycheques lol. Not to mention I'm gonna go see Quantum of Solace tonight and have a few strong beverages afterwards so yeah, between games and anything else I be broke now lol. But at the same time I don't mind cuz of all the awesomeness lol.
whos that chick in the pic?
With Konami seeing a recoup on their profits for this PLAYSTATION®3 AAA exclusive, this leaves the chances for a Metal Gear Solid 4 port less likely to happen due to PLAYSTATION®3 proving to be a viable platform for exclusive software. Sorry Microslaves, you have no choice but to find your place of complacency with the mediocre Queers of Bore 2. $niper
They would make more money if they did tv commercials :P, i think i only saw 3 in total
even months after the game was out.
I think I will go play it right now... thanks Kojima
Being that you have had a surge in profits would you mind sharing some with one of your customers as I have completely expunged all of my money into games that you make as well as other developers, a measly $70.00 should do just fine for me though, Preferably I would like it wired through my bank so I can have it instantly rather than having to wait for a check or cash. Will be checking my bank periodically awaiting the money XD. Your customer, A.D. (:P)
they will make MGS5 !
you better not lose kojima...
Have a bubble. Too bad the mentally inferior 360 owners can't see the greatness of one of the best games this gen, along with LBP. Poor 12 year kids what a generation of tasteless retards blinded by gore and homoerotic sweaty marines
"sense its launch" lol
Playstation 3 gamers don't buy GAAAAMMMEES! it's a BLU RAY PLAAAYYYYYER! so says the haters. anyway, good for Konami. and good for Metal Gear Solid 4. it's a brilliant game. now hopefully they'll get to work on convincing IGA to release all those Castlevania titles on the PSN and PSP, and then make a specifically next gen 2D Castlevania for the PSN (and XBLA, of course). i hate that i have to own a DS to get my Castlevania fix (the DS is cool, but i can barely support my PS3, PSP, and 360. i can't afford to throw ANOTHER gaming platform into the mix).
It's interesting to note that Fallout 3 has shipped nearly the same amount in a week than MGS4 has done in half a year, because it is for 3 platforms (PC, PS3, and 360). Konami might want to consider multi-platform development for that reason alone. If they want to have timed exclusives, that would make sense, they can get money from Sony or MS for a timed exclusive, and then make a lot when it goes multi.
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