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]