Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes debuts at number two in UK sales charts

GfK Chart Track has released the latest sales charts for the UK, ending March 22nd.

In the overall charts (all platforms combined), Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes enters at number two.

GfK-Sales-Charts-Week-12-Combined

For the individual format charts, you can see all versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes in the top 20, with the PlayStation 4 version the best selling at number 2, followed by Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at 5, 6 and 17 respectively.

GfK-Sales-Charts-Week-12

Keep in mind that the game was only released the day before, on March 21st.

Source: GfK

  • Patrick Esdam

    So this list is for consoles only?

    • No, all platforms.

      • Patrick Esdam

        I see, so people in the UK only seem to like consoles then 😀

        • Keep in mind these charts only count the physical games, not digital sales.

          • Patrick Esdam

            Well thats true.. I only get physical discs for my favorite games on console.

  • ywsbek

    So why is no one complaining about the absence of knife usage?

    • WhatsInTheBox

      What do you mean?
      you can use the Knife via CQC…but I see no reason why the knife from MGS3 would be needed here, is that what you mean?

      • ywsbek

        Stabbing ability, I like that play style.

        • Kevin Kerr Music

          I never even realized till you said that.. dammit! Dx

          • flying_fox

            I think it’s not something worth complaining about. What difference would it make, besides satisying our lust for blood? 🙂 Hold-ups or slam-CQCs are more fun! 😉

          • No Place For Hayter

            Honestly I agree, I’ve only ever used the knife to kill wild life (come here alligator).
            But it does deserve to be pointed out, the reason people point things like this out if because it sucks to see features removed, and I agree it sucks to see things like this removed. Adding features can also be dangerous, at first I hated the idea of slow-mo spot rescue, but after being told it can be shut off I was a happy camper, I mean it’s just like when they added casual mode to fire emblem, the thought might suck but it is optional and is only there for people who want it and to increase appeal for a larger audience.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Good point, but I think the reason why is because things people care about more are missing, like wall knocking, boxes, David Hayter, and uhhhh other stuff I think. But yeah under all that knife did not cross peoples minds.

  • Patrick Esdam

    My convo with a troll on Joystiq:

    Him:
    LOL….. Ground Zeroes. Take what’s essentially the Virtuous mission from MGS3, and sell it for a ridiculous price. I feel very, very sorry for the lemmings who bought this.
    Good for Infamous 3 I guess. I personally see no reason to purchase a next gen console at the moment.
    My most anticipated titles for the next year plus are coming to the PS3.

    Me:
    Thankfully you’re not being a complete asshole.. Oh wait..
    You can think what you want about the game, but keep the insults to yourself.
    I’ve got 7 hours on the game so far, and only 27% completion, so I’m still far from finished.

    Him:
    LMAO ooooh the good ol You can rack up the hours if you replay the lame missions, or get collectibles defence. Good for you.
    Riiight. Same can be done with many titles, including MGS3’s opening.
    DEAD RISING 2’s bite sized prelude packed more content, and more hours
    for 5 quid.
    A demo’s a demo. Open wide for Kojima/Konami,
    I’ll be even more amused, when this comes with the actual game next year.

    Me:
    Thats not the point of my comment, my point being that you were being a massive asshole to the people who actually bought and enjoyed the game.

    Him:
    Of course. I am grateful, the industry has a large amount of consumer lemmings. Thanks to their tireless efforts, Konami will survive this year.
    Justify a demo, as much as you want. I call sheep like I see em.

    Me:
    It seems you have nothing but insults in you, I have flagged your comments as offensive, and I will leave you be. Have a good life.

    Him:
    Great tale mate. Enjoy your demo.

    • Patrick Esdam

      Seriously, I got banned from Joystiq for posting a link. Yet People like this can just insult people as much as they want, no problem there.

    • Janeo

      Why are people still calling this a demo even journalist are calling it a demo but it’s not going to be in TPP so it’s a prologue I wish people would just call it that

      • No Place For Hayter

        In all honesty, it is a demo (not starting anything it’s just what I think) it’s a demo with added statistics to make a grind out of demo sized contents, even as a prologue I think it’s terrible size, I mean we don’t even get to the point where BIg Boss ends up in a coma, just explosion then BAM credits, why? there is a 9 year gap, stopping just before you time skip would be the best place to split them right? stopping before Big Boss even ends up in a coma is abrupt and only serves to make the game feel shorter.

        Try to think about this from a full game view, you pay 60$ for hours of story and additional hours for bonus content or online, and for a 20$ game is usually a small game but full on hours of game play, I have paid 20$ for games that took me 10 hours to complete, and then had additional content after that (granted that is an example of a longer 20$ game, but you get the point) and yet here we are paying 30$ for a game that’s got less story than any other prologue I have aver seen and only stretches into hours if you want a number to reach 100% that consists of pointless tasks designed to make the game feel longer. I don’t see why most people don’t take it at face value and call it what it is a demo, I don’t see why people feel the need to even remotely defend what it is or how long it is? the fact that there is a massive out cry and the fact that people have to defend it’s length raises many questions to begin with.

        A game is always measured by it’s story or campaign mode because that is the beef of the experience, but in ground zeroes the beef of the experience is in statistics and bonus missions. As far as story goes there was more story in the MSG2 tanker chapter and the MGS3 Virtuous mission, why? because those were full prologues Ground Zeroes story wise is half a prologue missing the essential end which leads into the phantom pain.

        The way Kojima has described ground zeroes can be used to describe a demo, because that’s what a demo is a way to introduce players into the story and mechanics and makes them want to buy the game.

        This should definitely be included with the phantom pain, it would be like excluding the

        Virtuous mission from mgs3 (which btw is longer than MGSV-GZ). But of course it won’t be included as part of The Phantom Pain only because it was released as a separate game

        journalists are used to playing games to a huge extent and not having the time to grind statistics so when they game a small game which is mostly comprised of bonus statistics and additional things and replaying it, none of which they complete 100% nor are they willing or have the time to grind, after all of this of course people with their job will call it short and a “Demo”

        • Patrick Esdam

          Well that is your opinion, and I can respect that. But when people start to insult others because they bought the game, thats where they crossed the line.

          • glitchbomb

            You should have left he Joystiq drama on Joystiq! 😛

          • Patrick Esdam

            I’m just gonna leave the site I think.. They ban my account for posting a link, but whenever someone insults another, that seems to be quite acceptable to them.

          • glitchbomb

            I personally never got much from it that I didn’t get elsewhere.

          • No Place For Hayter

            I have a hard time myself getting a stable source of gaming news because of bad and biased news articles and bad and rude communities, and because of these elements I find myself leaving a lot of gaming websites permanently.

          • Janeo

            Same here I don’t know what site to get gaming news from ign was the main site I visited for a while and some journalists there are pretty good but others are just really annoying, I still go there sometimes but not often

          • No Place For Hayter

            Agreed, there are to many stupid and angry people on the internet. It’s our job to bring rainbows and lolipops 🙂

        • glitchbomb

          Sounds like someone still butthurt about the Hayter thing!
          KIDDING!!! 😛
          Honestly though. You obviously feel strongly about your opinion on the matter, but even if it is a demo or prologue or WHATEVER, it is still a game. No matter the length people are paying for and enjoying it. There is NOBODY here that actively wants less content, yet why are people still buying this? Maybe it is because to some, it is better than having no Metal Gear at all.

          If this really is such a rip off than why is it still selling? Because the hype? Because its Metal Gear? Because “Kojima is GOD”? Because people are still getting what they paid for out of it?

          In the end I feel there are people that hate it, honestly like/love it, or defend it because they paid for it and want to save face so they defend their purchase.

          Personally, I think a better question is, how do you stop a practice where a “demo/prologue” is sold for this much money when people continue to pay for it?

        • glitchbomb

          wtf. someone killed your reply!?

          • No Place For Hayter

            (My thoughts) What reply?…………….WHOA HEY my reply is gone? WTF? lol, I guess GW thought my post was garbage information.

          • glitchbomb

            Haha!
            Watch, since TPP is 200 times larger than GZ, it will cost $6,000.00! o.O

          • No Place For Hayter

            Hahahahahaha…….I don’t know why but that was funny, TPP will really surprise the industry like the rest of the MGS releases, you wanted controversy have a 6k price tag LOL.

          • Someone keeps marking comments as spam for some reason.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Thanks for restoring the comments, I was glad to cancel the funeral.

          • glitchbomb

            I didn’t even get to finish his comment when i accidentally refreshed and POOF. Gone

      • William of Orange

        ……….Fine,lets call it a prologue,but could you do me a favor and drop this? We had this discussion before, so don’t cover the same old ground.

        • Janeo

          Well hey I see how people could call this a demo but it doesn’t feel right just wanted to respond to that guys comment and don’t worry I have dropped it if I hadn’t I would have responded to no place for hayter I had enough arguments with you and that other a guy a few nights ago

          • William of Orange

            Okay,I’ll have to take your word for it.

          • No Place For Hayter

            You don’t have to worry about me, I’m not here to argue with anyone just say my piece, and if something thinks otherwise well that’s called a difference of opinion and that’s fine if we all thought the same thing the world would be a boring place. 🙂

        • glitchbomb

          Call it a prolo!!?…
          A demog?!..ehhhh

          • glitchbomb

            Meh, guess its slightly better than YOLO

          • William of Orange

            Every abbreviation is better than YOLO!
            Seriously, why did YOLO became the creed of my generation?

          • glitchbomb

            Haha!! I am a bit older but still, I am sure there are just as bad, or worse creeds for my gen.

      • glitchbomb

        Is this true? I mean, has this been confirmed? We both know how money hungry Konami can be at times, what is to stop them from charging a little more for a “complete” version?

        • Janeo

          I think a complete version is likely but I dint think it will be available right away otherwise people will probably complain, I’m actually going to get GZ and TPP on ps3 then when I have a ps4 get whatever complete version they release when the price drops

  • PrinceHeir

    Good Work UK!

    I expect Japan and US having the game on top 10 as well.

  • No Place For Hayter

    INFAMOUS: SECOND SON Yet another counter example for those who think multi-platform games sell more.

    • Janeo

      They do sell better infamous is on top but isn’t but if you add all the GZ sales from the four consoles I’m guessing they have sold a lot more

      • No Place For Hayter

        The chart is the combined all four console sales, Infamous second son sold more copies on one console then Ground Zeroes sold on four.

        • Janeo

          Well that’s pretty damn good for infamous but I think in the end GZ would have to sell more not enough have a ps4 for it to beat a multi-platform game but I guess we will see

  • prothy

    Just beated all GZ missions and took me 7hrs. There were worst and shorter games which were rated higher and cost me more money.

  • XIFF-5

    Finally finished it within more than 18 hours of playing 🙂

    • Congrats! Did you use a guide for the collectibles?

      • XIFF-5

        Only for few XOF badges nothing more 🙂 . And for those who say its a two hours game, you should try it your self and then judge >:/

        • glitchbomb

          Can all the patches be found in the first initial mission? I want to know but I am afraid of looking it up and accidentally spoiling the exact location.

  • JohnDoe

    My problem with ground zeros is not about the length of the gameplay, it’s the about the story. It had virtually none. You could describe it in two sentences. I play mgs mainly for the storyline, it what always kept me playing and what always kept me to strive for through the games. I mean, what’s the point in playing if you don’t have a goal you hope to achieve? SPOILERS: So I save chico, and then I go save paz. I see the offshore MSF base destroyed and realize Paz has two bombs inside her, then the helicopter is blown up. Credits. That’s all. I bought this game hoping to find a new storyline, something that will satisfy me until phantom pain comes out. It did not, as to why I call this game a failure in my opinion.
    Also worth noting that I was highly expecting Kiefer sutherland performance in this one, and I actually thought it might bring a good change to Big Boss. However, GZ has proved to me, that Hayter can never be replaced.
    I am a huge metal gear solid fan, and I was never disappointed from any game Kojima has developed thus far, but I can barely call GZ a game.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Agree on every single point. I personally was shocked when the game ended and credits showed up because it happened so suddenly in the middle of important events, it would have been awesome and satisfying to actually get to the point where Big Boss ends up in a coma.

      • JohnDoe

        Good to know someone shares my opinion, thanks for the reply.

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