Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on PS4 outsells XB1 version three to one

Konami has released their financial results for the first quarter of the financial year (the past three months ending June 30th 2014).

In this time, the Metal Gear series sold 570.000 units, making up a large portion of their 1.29 million software units. The release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on March 18 probably accounted for the largest portion of those numbers.



For the overall software sold, the main platform was the PlayStation 3, followed by PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. Overall, PlayStation systems make up more than two thirds of the sales.

On the new consoles, we can see 12% sales on PlayStation 4 compared to 4% on Xbox One, of all games sold on consoles and PC. Since Ground Zeroes is the only game Konami has released for the new systems so far, this means the game sold three times as much on PlayStation 4 as it did on Xbox One. The PS4 version accounts for 8% of Konami’s games sold, the XB1 version for 3%.

Konami also reports strong repeat sales for Ground Zeroes, meaning it sold well to people who bought earlier installments of the series.

Source: Konami

  • BigBoss_88

    Not really a big surprise here in my opinion :), as MGS has kind of always been more associated with PS than other systems. It’s pretty amazing how many have bought GZ so far even if it’s only a prologue part of V, just shows how anticipated and nuclear a new MGS is.

    • Alex

      I see what you did there.

    • LukesAlike

      I think you meant ” how nuclear and wild a new MGS is.” 😮

      • BigBoss_88

        O_O yeah that what I meant lol.

        • LukesAlike

          Hahahaha. 😉

  • Alex

    I think the ratio was about the same for Rising. Makes you wonder why they even bothered to debut the game at a Microsoft conference. Of course, $$$.

    • BigBoss_88

      Money probably one big reason yeah, don’t remember the Rising ratio though. I know some people hate that V isn’t a PS Exclusive, but part of me thinks it’s nice that many more get to
      experience the epicness of MGS now that’s in on XBox too. If MGS ever come to PC Steam,
      like after many years, I would buy the whole collection again in a blink
      of an eye lol and my brothers could enjoy them too, ’cause they don’t
      have PS :P.

      • Janeo

        I agree I think it’s great that it’s coming to all systems it means that more people get to play and it will sell more copies in the end. Ps may sell more but it’s not like konami lose anything by putting it on xbox they will make more money in the end and more people get to play it everyone wins

      • Alex

        Over 3 to 1 for Rising.

        I’m cool/happy more get to play it too, just don’t like it when MS clearly buys out some of PlayStation’s thunder IPs to debut them at E3 (Rising, TPP) and make it seem like the franchise is shifting more in favor towards Xbox when it really wasn’t in either case.

        • Yeah, when Rising debuted at the MS conference there was some confusion because they made it sound like it was exclusive to Xbox, when, of course, it wasn’t.

          As for the ratio of Metal Gear Rising, in the European charts the PlayStation 3 version of the game was consistently beating the Xbox 360 version:

    • Sly

      Best opening of all time for E3 tho.

      • Alex

        Should’ve been Sony’s opening though.

  • Neil Kapit

    It might help if Microsoft made XBox versions of MGS1 and MGS4. You need the whole Metal Gear Saga in there to fully appreciate the games.

  • PrinceHeir

    MGS brand is strong as ever on PS 🙂

    The only thing i don’t like about PS4 is lack of MP3 support. I may have to stick to PS3 version until Sony fixes this.

    I’m curious what version did you bought Nyxus and everyone here??

    • No Place For Hayter

      PS4 Version here, it did so suck to not have MP3 support, and Sony better fix that, it seems like such a dumb thing not to have I want to punch Sony for it, lol.

    • Janeo

      I got the ps3 version since it came out before I had a ps4 and it didn’t feel like I played a downgraded version I’m not a big graphics guy and the graphics on the ps3 were more then enough to make me happy. So I will probably grab TPP on ps3 to as long as it has all the features the ps4 has then just wait for a special edition of TPP and GZ to buy it on ps4.

    • BigBoss_88

      PS4 here too ;), I’m not the kind of guy who cares only about graphics, but for some reason I just wanted to experience MGS in the best detail so chose 4. I guess it got something to do with being MGS addict lol o_O.

      I agree with the no MP3 support, it really sucks not to be able to listen own music etc… I know Sony say they are working or thinking of putting it in some future patch, but I can’t believe it takes over a year to put a simple upgrade. As much as I enjoy listening to that badass Peace Walker theme in GZ :D, still y’know a change would be nice. Okey I stop crying now over this MP3 thing lol T_T…

      • FoX1028

        Agree, I got a PS4 only for GZ/TPP, now i think i will get a new TV before TPP lol… As for the MP3 support i dont really care, i want to beat TPP without music or anything, only listening to the game original open world soundtrack..

    • PlayStation 4.

    • Solid Snakes Revenge

      Ps4 and I agree I hate not being able to rip music to the system. I woulda like to have some of the classic mgs songs on snakes idroid.

  • hugh lewis I loved playing through ground zeroes on ps4 and can’t wait for phantom pain, I was thinking about what the plot twist might and made this video give it a click and let me know if you agree

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