Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is finally out on the shelves worldwide, but how is it doing in Hideo Kojima’s Japanese home turf? According to the store manager of the popular indie store Games Ma-Ya in the Edogawa district of Tokyo, it’s doing great.
In a series of posts on her own blog, she recounted the performance of the game in its first few days on the shelves, and the report is definitely positive.
Sales started strong on the first day, with an atmosphere that was almost like a festival. Not only the game sold strongly, but it also pushed PS4 console sales. A customer even purchased the standard edition, the limited edition, and the PS4 bundle at the same time.
High sales continued in the second day, and the manager expressed surprise on how popular the PS4 version seemed to be. On the third day the PS3 version started to move nicely as well. It probably won’t be able to catch the PS4 version, but sales are going to be strong on the long run.
The PS4 version of The Phantom Pain led by far everything else even on the fourth day, with very high daily numbers. Word of mouth on the game is spreading, and the manager noticed many customers that she didn’t see before, meaning that stocks of the game are thinning at big retailers.
Interestingly Tango Gameworks’ Alessandro Silvestri tweeted that at BICQLO in Shinjuku (an enormous megastore that merges BIC Camera and UNIQLO), the PS3, version, the PS4 version and the PS4 bundle of the game are all sold out.
— Alessandro Silvestri (@anr102) September 5, 2015
Looks like Hideo Kojima did it again.