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Konami PS3 Revenue Up, Thanks 'MGS 4'
Posted By: John Manalang - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:50 PM

Yet again, on behalf of Konami, Snake's saluting one for the homies. After Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots topped the June video game sales charts, Konami revealed a 16.7% revenue increase on their first quarter financial results.

Old Snake's final mission has catapulted to three million units shipped since its June debut, which would be the prominent reason in Konami's 57.3% Playstation 3 sales business this quarter ending June 30 , a significant increase from last year's mere 1.3%. Konami profited $108 million from a net revenue of $656 million.

The company's next PS3 title from their popular survival-horror series, Silent Hill: Homecoming, is set to hit retail shelves this September. But of course, it's not Metal Gear. C'mon Campbell, we're sure you need him for another round...

ShackNews: Metal Gear Solid 4 Ships 3 Million Since Launch; Konami PS3 Revenue Jumps from 1.3% to 57%


Posted by Thundercracker - Thursday, August 07, 2008 6:04 AM

cmon dude " epic campaign "??? i almost fell out my chair, tell me you dont really believe that....please

Posted by T_Bone_1976 - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 4:53 PM

You forgot to mention that the XBox360 doesn't have the horsepower to run MGS4. Money left on the table? I think not.
Too bad for you.

Halo 3 Epic campaign? the fact that they had to come out with books to give the backstory says a lot. ea_alladdin06 must have packed your lunchbox with the same retard sandwiches that he eats. And just because MGS4's online doesn't just translate to "frag, teabag, repeat, don't make the assumption that it's multiplayer is inferior or embarassing. You actually need to play strategically and think, not just shoot, Racist comment, shoot, racist comment, shoot, etc.... And being that you obviously never even played MGS4, why talk sht? Oh yeah, jealousy.

Posted by mercisan - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 3:58 PM
I do call out people (well, more like trolls), but only when they deserve it (like I said before). And I try to be very fair, and admit when I am wrong. Yes, I do lean towards the 360, but I am in no way a 360 fanboy.

You make a good point about the influence that our preferences will have on our judgement. I agree very much with that. However, that does not make us trolls, which is the beef I had with your post.

But since you say you didn't mean it as an attack, and being the fair man that I am, no blood will be spilled today. I am sparing your life. You may go.

Posted by Tmidiman - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:56 AM
Going by GTA IV numbers they could have sold almost twice as many if they released it for the 360.

That's money they left on the table.

Too bad for them.

Posted by WhereAmI1980 - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:44 AM

yeah okay...

Posted by zortman66 - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:13 AM
halo = epic campaign?!?

I knew staychisel was retarded, but now it looks like he's gone totally insane as well.

Please die.

Posted by xeno975 - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:07 AM
have you even play the game?
or is this you own opinion on a game you never played?

Posted by staychisel - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:03 AM
halo = epic campaign + superior online

mgs = only 40% gameplay + embarrassing online

halo wins!

Posted by grunto - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 8:58 AM
I honestly do respect your opinion, and Im not going to apologize for what I said. I by no means meant that comment as an attack. I was simply pointing out a observation that u lean more towards the 360. Just the vibe I get from reading your posts. And I was simply mentioning how u call out other people for being "fair" even tho they lean slightly to the PS3, just like u do the 360.

Ill admit it, I prefer PS3 any day. But I like to consider myself a fair person when it comes to making judgements about the gaming world. As fair as I try to be, Im still going to be influenced by the PS3 just as u will be by the 360. Thats all im saying

Posted by Thundercracker - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 8:20 AM
all you xbox fans who bought halo, think about how old you were when halo dropped. Then think about how many used copies were at gamestop and blockbuster one week after the game released

if you happen to like halo thats fine, but stfu about it until the topic is halo, cause you cant even begin to try compare the quality of halo to mgs4

Posted by Thundercracker - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 8:17 AM

STFU about how many copies your favorite game sold, it doesent mean its a good game. MGS4 and gears are both solid games, neither REALLY appeal to me for different reasons, but they are both solid ( no pun intended ) HALO sucked big testicles however, that game had the worst campaign of the 3 halo games, halo wars is gonna bomb. Im sick and fu#@ing tired of hearing about halo sales. Do you own stock in bungie? no? then why the hell does it matter to you? cause 7.8 million tweens bought the game? yes raziel, thats you-15 when it came out

Posted by Thundercracker - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 8:14 AM

you are right, it shts on halo

im kinda with you on the not following the mgs series, so i wasnt as enraptured by it as my colleagues were, but still i enjoyed it.

so mgs4 sold 4 mill, who gives a flying sht? gears sold 5 mill, i dont care, halo sold 8.5 mill? stfu already. As ive explained before, sales dont translate into a game being good. Sales have never meant that, for any medium. Go look at the billboard top 20 right now, whats selling the most? CRAP. SALES MEAN NOTHING

Posted by Slaytanic40oz - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 6:54 AM
You know staychisel did actually have a point, this story WAS about Konami's PS3 revenue going up.

The profits went up 16.7% overall because of a shift to 57.3% of sales being on PS3.

How are you then making comparisons to halo/gears/resistance/whatever when this was originally about one companys finances? Oh, cause you're all fanboys on one side or the other and use the same cliched arguements over and over, all the while denying your own fanboyism. Yall could ruin a wet dream

Posted by deleted_9F661924-24C1-482C-B150-6F4735B73C0F - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 5:40 AM
MGS4 is good but it is no Halo

Posted by blakseed - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 2:59 AM
Whole lot of hate going on. Yep. Wouldn't expect someone that doesn't own a PS3 to get it's appeal. Someone who's never played the games first hand on the PS3, must be almost every X Box owner on here, have a right to their opinion, but if you haven't played a PS3 exclusive, then you should shut the hell up. You never played Lair, but because Morgan hated it, I guess you should hate it too.

You have no argument anymore, and that "buying it because of blu-ray" sht is played out. I think you know that, but you still say the same thing like your clinging to that because it helps you sleep at night. Like your most famous Xbot says when he speaks out of his ass,


Posted by mercisan - Wednesday, August 06, 2008 12:37 AM
F U. I was honest in my opinion and didn't flame anyone there. First you tell me you respect my opinion, and then you call me a troll? I only flame people that deserve it, and my methods of torture are very fair. I've been known to credit the ps3 when it deserves it. Trolls never see the good sides of the enemy.

I didn't like ANY of the MGS series, and neither did my nephew (a big playstation3 fan), nor my brother (who is almost neutral, but has owned only PS systems, so leans a bit toward sony). I guess that makes them trolls too.

I expect you at Castlebar barrack yard at 6:30 AM with two witnesses and a letter of apology or your sword.

Posted by disturbedemon - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:17 PM
wow ps3 finally has a top selling boring ass movie...

but think about it what the hell else do ps3 owners have to buy ?

nothing other than 90 yr old snake...oh yeah an boost blu ray movies sales. loll

oh wait almost forgot almost some lame ass pathetic excuse for a game called littlebig planet coming out.

lmfao...give me a f'ing break.

wait wait....there's resistence 2 which most blind ps3 owners believe is better and will outsell gears 2.


all in all, here we are almost 2 years in an ps3 STILL isn't pretty much worth a damn an certainly nothing thus far warrents it a must have.

maybe next year, then again that's pretty much a broken record by now.

Posted by raziel_hell - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:00 PM
grunto It was not a limited scale issue the internet was not as big and neither were game sites like this for people to complain about it.

Posted by grunto - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:45 PM
Oh, btw, add Dougdangger to that list of Xbot trolls. Cant Believe I missed his smartass.

Posted by grunto - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:43 PM
Gears has sold 4.97 mil. and has been out for almost 2 years now. Mgs4? 2 months and sold 3.94 mil.

I like Gears and by no means wish to bash the game. But MGS4 is 1mil short of what Gears did in almost 2 years.

Who ever said that u just have blind hatred is completely right. And you do need to grow up.

Thats your opinion and I respect that, but dont flame ppl that lean to the PS3 when you yourself lean to the 360.

I ignore it, and probably every other PS onwer, because once again it happened on a limited scale. It happened to my friend 3 times, but thats because his PS2 was on the floor and he has 2 cats that climb over everything. Not to mention when it did freeze due to random coincidences, instead of rebooting hed kick it or throw something at it. (foolish I know)

The reason why ppl constantly defend the PS3 is because its always under attack by jerkholes like eamadden, Abyssal(I think is eamadden, not sure tho), staychisel.

Posted by dougdangger - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:42 PM
What's a PS3?

Posted by raziel_hell - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:20 PM
WhereAmI1980 I don,t really deffend the rrod but sonys disc read errors plagued 2 systems but sony fans ignore this.
Plan on getting a ps3 soon inless diablo3 is gonna drop around christmas need a new pc for that and starcraft2.
No i don,t always agree with xbox fans either.

Posted by mercisan - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 10:15 PM
You guys can love MGS all you want. But the game is not for everyone. I hated it! Maybe I hated it more because of all the hype. Same crap happened to me with Halo 3. But I least I didn't buy MGS4. Halo 3, I did :(

Konami is not my type I guess. I've only liked a few of their games: TMNT arcade (1989 or so), the contra series, DDR, and Rush'N'Attack (I may be mistaken on this one). Nothing else (that I can remember)has stood out for me. Castlevania was ok only, and silent hill is nothing compared to Resident Evil (but still passable).

Don't give me any hate. That's just my taste.

Posted by zortman66 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:56 PM
Actually, staychisel might be right.

The Target by my house still has about 2,999,950 copies of MGS4 in stock.

So, it has only SOLD 50 copies, but SHIPPED 3 million.

I'm going to pray to God tonight that staychisel dies in his sleep.

Posted by mac11s - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:47 PM
nice very very nice!!!

Posted by fluttzie - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:07 PM
Now that we now MGS4 sold well, Hideo Kojima should start working on MGS5 or Metal Gear (working title).

Posted by Redd75 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:36 PM

Seriously, what are you, like 13? Why do you care any bit about a game you've never played and isn't even possible on the console you chose to purchase? Grow up. Try being happy for somebody for a change. It's not that hard.

Posted by xeno975 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:07 PM
man just give credit where credit is due.. you acting like since its not a xbox title it cant sell 3 million. man stop being such a kiss ass. I really dont talk about ppl on here on what they say or do, cuz its your opinion but man.. you are taking it to the limit. get over it.. it was a good game it sold over 3mil... so how is this effecting you life?
but anyways im happy it did well such a great game.

Posted by WhereAmI1980 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:05 PM

sorta like how you are always defending Microsoft/RROD... nah... I love my 360, and you can defend Microsoft/RROD all you want, count me out.(you can thank my first 360 which RROD, but my fix one is good so I'm not complaining but i won't defend it)

And are you telling me you agree with staychisel and how on every PS3 post he always has to troll???

Or how about this Reaper24683... Or even their leader eamadden06.

ya I'm going to be an ass and agree with these guys.

I'm sorry if you think I'm defending Sony, I thought this was about KONAMI and KOANAMI GAMES. this has nothing to do with the PS3.

But since you believe I'm defending the PS3 and not the "video game" MGS4, then I don't know what to tell ya... and that should tell you something about yourself.

Posted by down311 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:04 PM
Could have sold another 4 or 5 million on 360...See Final Fantasy.

Gears 2 will sell over 4 or 5 million in this amount of time. Halo 3 has done 8.5 million for those that are trying to compare.

MGS is a great game but common...only 5 hours of actual game play and I couldn't skip through the cutscenes that were corny ( not all ).

Posted by Aztec23 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 7:49 PM
MGS4 ftw!

Posted by littleb242 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 7:37 PM
@staychisel wrote:

"3 million units shipped? not sure if that exactly means sales..any company can sell X amount of product to a retail store but how many consumers actually bought it? i doubt every single 3 millionth copy has been sold, otherwise it'd be sold out everywhere. "

If the store are buying it, dosen't that mean the old stock is moving of the shelves

Posted by mckg1 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 7:37 PM
REAPER24683 you are crazy the only country that gears 2 is going to sell well is us and mgs4 is popular every were mostly japan, europe, and us gears 2 will not sell well in japan and europe it will do ok but i dont think gears 2 will out sell mgs4 ever and if it does it will be bc of the pc edition thats going to come out

Posted by Reaper24683 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 6:39 PM
gears of war 2 will sell more than this bullshiznit

Posted by raziel_hell - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 6:19 PM
WhereAmI1980 if ur so neutral why do i always see u only defend ps3?

Posted by staychisel - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 6:18 PM
funny you should mention spin, because that's exactly what konami's trying to do with this data. they are up so much percent in sales for the ps3 when they haven't had any major game out for the ps3? okayyy..

but at the end of the day, i don't need to spin anything cause facts is facts:

shipped =/= sold

Posted by WhereAmI1980 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 6:05 PM

you can try to spin these numbers any way you want. but the fact remains MGS4 was a huge success. konami's predictions were like a million less then what was actually sold.

So in the companies's eyes, It was a commericial success.

its sold 3.94 million copies...

the PS3/MGS4 bundles, are #1 on Amazon right now.

and MGS isn't mainstream, as Halo is. Halo got a butt load of advirtisement(and it didn't live up to the hype) Hell I have college friends that own an xbox and only own 1 game, and thats Halo. They don't even care for other games.

Look you can have brand loyality, but what you have is blind hate, and that just makes you a loser.

Posted by maddenhistorian - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:44 PM
game of the year!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by B00MR1D3 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:40 PM
then stop answering xbitch, weres ur off switch? oh yea up gates M$ with ur wallet on the side

Posted by staychisel - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:06 PM
^you don't even wanna know!

Posted by Xmetal2000 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 5:03 PM
how do those numbers compare to Halo 3? I would be curious. MGS4 Rocks!!!

Posted by Xmetal2000 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:58 PM
how do those numbers compare to Halo 3? I would be curious. MGS4 Rocks!!!

Posted by staychisel - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:56 PM
3 million units shipped? not sure if that exactly means sales..any company can sell X amount of product to a retail store but how many consumers actually bought it? i doubt every single 3 millionth copy has been sold, otherwise it'd be sold out everywhere.

Posted by Noirsamurai - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:56 PM
I'm glad the game did well and i'm happy for the ps3 its just what they needed to show the ps3 power, i have a spot saved for the ps3 and it will be a welcomed addition.

Posted by WhereAmI1980 - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:31 PM
I think Hideo Kojima can do whatever the he wants now...

Posted by blakseed - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:24 PM
3 mil? Not bad in 2 months.

Posted by Darkshadowkg - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:21 PM
^^forgot the W

Posted by moose_ - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:17 PM
Oh sh#t, Silent Hill comes out in September, sweet.

Posted by Darkshadowkg - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:17 PM
also unrelated i hate kilylove and freestuff4u more than eamadden since they are spam horse.

Posted by Darkshadowkg - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:16 PM
johny before he takes off his mask is the chiznits

Posted by moose_ - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:15 PM
Wow, 3 million units and it hasn't even been out for 2 months yet. I glad I got to play through Snake's final mission, it kicked ass.

Posted by grunto - Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:14 PM
Hmm, no eamadden or staychisel making rediculous posts about how this game was not a system seller. No worries tho. I fully expect eamadden to come through for me and make incompetant remarks even though the evidence says otherwise.

For example, "MGS4 sucks, doesnt sell consoles, wont sell worth a damn, blah blah blah". Just so you know, its sold over 3 million copys in its first week. But never the less, stick to your guns and deny reality. Its all you got going for you.

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