Big congratulations to the team at Konomi for accomplishing this great feat. Now I know that shipped doesn’t mean sold but you know what? The sells so far have been outstanding.
Solid Snake’s swan song seems destined to be heard by many a PlayStation 3 owner, with Famitsu (translated by IGN) confirming that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has shipped three million copies to various destinations worldwide. Speaking at a recent Sony investor meeting in Tokyo, SCE president Kaz Hirai reportedly noted that Hideo Kojima’s opus has had a beneficial effect on PS3 hardware sales.
Though its effects have been quite clear in Japan, the UK’s Chart-Track group has previously stated that MGS4, despite being a top seller, only managed to have “minimal impact” on the PS3’s selling rate. Konami has made no announcement regarding US sales yet, though we expect to see plenty of Metal Gear sold action on next month’s NPD report.