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MGS4 becomes best selling PS3 exclusive at over 5 million

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The highest selling PlayStation 3 exclusive used to be Gran Turismo 5 Prologue…yes, Prologue. With sales last reported at 4.65 million, you now know the importance of Gran Turismo 5′s full release to Sony and the PS3.

Now Kojima Production’s Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has over taken Polyphony Digital’s preview output, with Konami reporting a further 0.65 million sales in 2009 (April-December) to the game’s 2008 4.50 million sales. That puts Solid Snake’s final story at 5.15 million sold worldwide.

This sales feat also means that the PS3 exclusive has sold more than the PS2′s Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistance (before re-releases) which stands around 4 million. The game still sits behind the original Meta Gear Solid’s 6 million and Metal Gear Solid 2′s approximate 7 million.

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Comments (12)

  • Blackou7

    Now they should reward us with Trophies! =)

  • Kratos

    Good for Konami, but I would have expected it to sell more then 0.65 mil last year. With the Slim and the new price cut, it should have sold at least 1mil.

  • BlinkyEC

    I agree with 1 they should do it in celebration !

  • Prof. Paddy

    Kratos, that was for a 9 month period from April through to December 2009.

  • Candyman

    5.15 million is some achievement and im sure that figure will double over time.

  • Super Smash Bros. Fan

    Impressive job there Konami. You just surpass the most popular Sony game.

    Just gives me more reason to get an PS3.

  • Rokkafellah10

    with trophies, not that I really care, they could push this game a further 500,000 units

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  • LastBoss

    Give us throphies, and I’ll buy it again!

  • Candyman

    It does surprise me to this day why konami hasn’t added trophy support to MGS4 and if memory serves me right did kojima veto this idea himself?

  • xero135

    @Dr. Moogle

    Really? thats odd everyone i know has heard of it if not played it

  • StarSpeed

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is a great game, it is no surprise it sold so well. The game is really awesome and the story line is great. The multiplayer for the game is also awesome.

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