Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Shipped 6 Million Units; Konami Posts Financials

Konami posted today its financial results for the nine months ended on December 31st, and they’re quite positive. All the values in the black, even if profits are slightly lower than in the equivalent period of the previous fiscal year.

The company also revised upwards its revenue prediction for the full fiscal year.

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In particular, the Digital Entertainment segment, which includes video games, remains the company’s bigger earner, and the one that turns the largest profits.

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Interestingly, we also learn that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (a Hideo Kojima Game) shipped a whopping six million copies worldwide since its release, including both physical retail copies and digital download.

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One thing is for sure: while Hideo Kojima isn’t working at Konami anymore, he can be proud of his game’s continuing success.

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  • theodor70941

    Oh how disappointing, people bought this even after how Konami treated Kojima…. The soul reason why I’ve not bought it yet simply comes down to I don’t want to support a company like that!

    • Stranger On The Road

      I bought it because it is Kojima-sensei’s work, not for Konami‘s sake. He is opening the new studio with everyone knowing that his work sells very well!

      And Konami is left wondering if they made a mistake…. heck, they know that they made a mistake since they are trying to hire people for another MGS…. that I doubt that anyone will buy since Kojima-sensei isn’t working on it 🙂

      Edited.

    • Pop Eye

      Your loss, its a great game. I find it ridiculous that you dont play kojimas last metal gear game and last game at konami because of a feud that dies not concern you at all. Kojima will be fine without konami.

      • theodor70941

        I know he’ll be fine without Konami, but that’s not a excuse for how they treated him. No it doesn’t concern me, but I’m not buying it out of respect. That’s my choice not to buy, also ever heard about pirating? It’s a very effective strategy against Konami since I don’t want to give them any money, while still being able to play Kojima’s last metal gear game

        • defjam

          Buy the game used or Redbox/Gamefly just to try it out.

    • articuzwolf

      I bought it because…nothing really, I just want to play game. A good game.

    • PuppetMaster

      It was a great game despite some flaws and to support Kojima and his crew, not Konami.

      So i don’t feel any regret with my MGSV purchased.

      • theodor70941

        By buying a game you support the company, not the people making it. Also the people working on it have left the company so it’s not like it’s gonna boast their future or something inside the company. I didn’t say you should regret it, I just said I didn’t want to buy it due to how they treated Kojima

        • Blackzero123 .

          Hey you didn’t buy it because we understand you have to understand people bought for kojima’s last metal gear and to show that this is the last tine they see profit like this from any new game they release.

        • PuppetMaster

          “By buying a game you support the company, not the people making it”

          You didn’t think Kojima & his team work for free aren’t you?
          By buying the game i support Kojima and his team last salary + bonuses. And while some will found other job easily like Kojima, Shinkawa, and a bunch of Kojipro staff, i’m sure there others that will have problems with finding new job. So, that salary + bonuses from MGSV sales will help them in difficult situation

          Also, my purchased act as a final tribute to MGS and Kojima finale work with the series. I followed MGS for more than 17 years and it already became one of the biggest thing in my life. It help me to understand more about video games, sci-fi, and even stuff that doesn’t have to do with video games. I spent more than 100 hours with MGSV and i cried when i completed the last mission because i know this is the end of my journey with MGS series.

          So, if you really a MGS fans and respect Kojima works then you should understand that feeling and the reason why i and other people decided to bought MGSV.

          “Also the people working on it have left the company so it’s not like it’s gonna boast their future or something inside the company”

          It doesn’t boast their future with Konami but it boast their future with OTHER video game company.

      • Abrar Zahin Shahriar

        Same, plus we gamers had to show KONAMI one last time what they are losing. =)

    • Deepthroat

      Same here.Buying into an unfinished game shows respect and support to the company who wanted it to be unfinished not the creator himself who obviously had greater ambitions and he was cut short.At the end of the day all the money goes to the company, not the creator’s pockets

      • theodor70941

        Well that depends on if they give out royalty fees based on sold copies, however I doubt that considering how they treated Kojima. Either way I’m not buying it since I don’t want to support Konami

  • Stranger On The Road

    so they lost money on their pachinko machines?….. I know it isn’t nice to say this, but: I’m glade to see that 🙂

    • PuppetMaster

      This is my reaction when i heard Konami lost profit from their Pachinko business

      http://memesvault.com/wp-content/uploads/Hysterical-Laughing-Gif-09.gif

      • stopbeingafanboy

        ..

    • Agreed!
      Everybody at that company is not Based and deserves to fail!

      • Eric Davenport

        Go away troll.

        • Oh, so I’m a troll?
          What does that make the person I replied to? A super troll? Obviously not, he’s Based, like me, since you didn’t correct him.

          • Eric Davenport

            I’m surprised you replied. Usually you crawl back under your rock once someone calls you out.

          • Nonsense, I’m always there to answer the call of those who are most Based, such as yourself.

    • Leia Hart

      I smiled at that statistic as well :).

  • (✮❀♬Jdm Life♪ ❀✮)

    that game is unfinished

    • Pop Eye

      I dont think so.

      • (✮❀♬Jdm Life♪ ❀✮)

        1.it got missing side quest
        2.the story felt rushed and they could of done better
        3.they made people replay uninteresting repetitive missions after supposedly beating the game then it got dull pretty fast

    • zanychelly .

      It is unfinished, balme Konami for that, and it might have some dlc after it good performance…

      • (✮❀♬Jdm Life♪ ❀✮)

        I do 100% agree with u i know they ruined it but idk about dlc they gonna try to milk the gamers if they do come out with sum

      • Yeah, Kojima had absolutely nothing to do with the general unBasedness of the game.

    • Joachim

      Finally someone make sense around here!

    • Manuel Molina

      Unfinished, but still so f’in good. If Konami gave that game 2 more months and released then, maybe some of that story would make more sense.

      • (✮❀♬Jdm Life♪ ❀✮)

        Naw that game needed more than that thanks to Konami

        • Manuel Molina

          The saddest part is that, Kojima doesn’t own the rights to the game and can’t use Snake or anything he created. Konami is going to drive that game to the ground and it’s going to be a piece of turds.

          • ShanghaiWall

            I’m afraid that Konami will hire some talentless American company for the next installment of MGS. Same stuff they did to Silent Hill series.

          • Manuel Molina

            I’m American and sadly, I agree.

          • ShanghaiWall

            To be fair, Downpour was developed by Czech company, so I should have said Western, rather than just American.

  • zanychelly .

    MGS sales are going to impact the overall numbers of the company. And then, Konami bosses will regret the decision to transform the company

  • stopbeingafanboy

    Konami, you what you can do with those Pachinko machines….

  • Joachim

    Konami….Konami….Isn’t enough word to describe your model business……Sucks! If you could think for a moment to keep Kojima happy…..

    Dear, Konami hope you burn in hell 🙂

  • Raptor150

    Konami lost money on pachislots & pachinko machines? LOL
    http://i.imgur.com/48tAtnx.gifv

    http://i.imgur.com/2MzlmBd.gif

  • stopbeingafanboy

    Enjoy the show.