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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Moved 278k Units Last Month in US

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The core campaign in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes may match the length of the average episode of Game of Thrones, but that’s not stopped publisher Konami from selling 278,000 copies of the jumped-up demo in the United States last month. The title finished sixth in last night’s March NPD report, but still sold reasonably well – especially on the PlayStation 4.

While individual figures aren’t available, the tracking group reports that 204,000 units were sold on next-gen platforms, with Sony’s system accounting for the lion’s share of that sum. That means that just 74,000 copies were sold on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, proving that the market is swiftly starting to transition to the new devices available on store shelves.

Over in Japan, the game has crept away with sales in the region of 300,000 units, meaning that the package should be well on its way towards the vaunted one million units milestone by now. Numbers aren’t available for Europe, but we have to imagine that they’ll be comparable to both the United States and Japan. Not too shabby for a 60 minute game, eh?

[via twitter.com, siliconera.com]

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Punished_Boss_84

#2

Punished_Boss_84 said:

This makes me happy because they will be able to receive feedback to better the Phantom Pain and MGO 3 is probably going well considering dev time.

I would add sad as well if prologue releases were not already being sold previously and paying for early access wasn't a thing as well.

Tony_342

#3

Tony_342 said:

They should add new missions as free DLC every now and then. Doesn't have to be anything elaborate, just something else to do would be nice. I'm sure they would say that the real additional content for this game is The Phantom Pain, and that's fine, but it would be nice to have some more content in a game that cost $30 but feels like it should have been $10 or $15.

Either way, I am actually still enjoying playing around with this game. I had lost interest in Metal Gear after MGS4. Not in a negative way, I just felt like that game was the perfect ending to the series. But this one has actually renewed my interest and I'm now really looking forward to The Phantom Pain.

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