Metal Gear Solid V for PS4 Nearly Sold Out in First Week in Japan; Xbox One Version Sells about 2,000 Copies

When Media Create published its top 20 chart for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s debut week in Japan, the Xbox One version did not appear. Today they published the top 50 and detailed analysis, as every Friday, and we discover that Hideo Kojima’s latest labor of love came very close to bringing an Xbox One game back into the top 20.

The Xbox One version is, in fact, ranked 21st. Media create clarifies that the game sold about 413,000 copies including the Xbox One version. The PS4 and PS3 version sold 411,199 copies combined, meaning that the SKU for Microsoft’s console moved about 2,000 copies.

Moving on to the PS4 and PS3 versions, we learn that they sold 92.00% and 69.86% of their respective shipments in the game’s debut week. This means that the PS4 version was very close to selling out. Media Create believes that the downloadable version of the game on PS4 also sold a “considerable amount,”  that should be added to the numbers above, as the firm does not track digital downloads in its official rankings.

Finally, the limited edition PS4 bundle with the game sold a whopping 27,000 units in the country, propelling PS4 sales up by 293.94% since the prior week.

Considering the data, we can definitely say that Kojima-san’s last foray in the Metal Gear Solid series has been fully embraced by Japanese gamers.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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