MGSV: Ground Zeroes is the second best selling PlayStation 4 game in Japan with over 150000 copies

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed the top selling PlayStation 4 software in Japan. On the second spot you can see Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, having sold 150970 copies.

 

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Image credit: Oscar Lemaire

The game came out in March for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and in September for Xbox One, so take into account the total sales are higher.

For the record: Knack came bundled with the PlayStation 4 sold at launch, which explains why it takes the top spot. So to be exact, Ground Zeroes is the best selling stand alone PS4 game (note that a bundle including GZ did exist in Japan, but this was a specific offer that did not ‘skew’ the sales charts).

Source: Famitsu, via Oscar Lemaire Twitter

  • crimsonfox

    I’m glad Knack is number 1. That game is underappreciated.

    Ground Zeroes is awesome, it totally deserves it’s place.

    Congratulations Kojima… now hurry the Hell up The Phantom Pain.

    • Big_Boss88

      Well said/posted :D, it sure deserves the spot because is amazing prologue. Never tried Knack myself, but I hear it’s good.

      I hope we get TPP soon. Just imagine them feelings when putting in the disc for first time omg and be able to continue V story ;D ;D !

      • gerber

        I have over 60 hours in GZ and enjoyed every second. I can’t even imagine how much time consuming TPP will be for me. Few hundreds for sure

        • Mack Ayash

          Duuude me too man I must have clocked in about 60 hours in GZ and when I get TPP my life is over….well maybe not but I bet this is the game I probably push the 1000 hour mark and do it because I genuinely enjoy the friggin game. I must have watched the TGS gameplay and every trailer and gameplay about a million times now…and I don’t even play video games any more. The last game I bought was GZ.

      • crimsonfox

        You should try Knack if you like OG PlayStation platformers like Crash and Spyro. The game isn’t that deep when it comes to moves and combos at all. But it has a really cool art design and charm that reminds me of early PlayStation. Unfortunately Knack could have be designed better as a main character himself. But I understand why Cerny made him a bunch of individual pieces, trying to show off particle effects on PS4…I guess.

        I seriously can’t wait to get my Phantom Pain in my console. Metal Gear Solid was one of the first games I completed from beginning to end and since then I have played all of them so much.I’m really excited to see returning characters like Eva, Grey Fox, Naomi, Liquid, Psycho Mantis and maybe the possibility of seeing Big Boss and Zero meet one last time. Even the creation of The Machine Gun Kid, Bloody Brad, Dirty Duck (most likely a dirty fuck) and others from early MG games. I’m defiantly going to get some time off work and thoroughly enjoy every last bit of it.

    • Janeo

      I never got why so many people don’t like knack, I thought it was great. It had a really cool story and characters, it was a lot of fun to play and it looked really good. It’s the type of game you can play with your kids or even your girlfriend might enjoy it that’s one thing you can’t say about metal gear.

      • Everyone get in here.

        This was a good comment up until it suggested that women can’t enjoy Metal Gear.

        (My last two girlfriends obsessed over MGS with me. The most hardcore MGS fans I personally know are women. Just because you don’t know them doesn’t mean they don’t exist.)

        • i envy you!! though i once was at an exhibition showing my custom figures and a couple of girls talked a lot with me because i made a big boss custom and they were all over it and i admit i was very impressed, they knew a lot about the whole saga and other details that only big fans would keep as easily fresh in their minds

          (at the same time i was seriously thinking about kneeling down and making a marriage proposal, but i didn’t even knew their names)

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Man, l got in a similar situation such as yourself dude and did not make a move. Regrets… Regrets…

          • yeah, the only moves i could think of where CQC…

        • Janeo

          I wasn’t trying to say girls don’t enjoy it, I’m guessing most guys on this site don’t have girlfriends that love metal gear and all I was saying is that knack is the kind of game you can play in front of your non gamer girlfriend and she might enjoy that more then watching you play metal gear. My girlfriend Doesn’t play games and she hasn’t seen me play metal gear yet but I don’t think she will enjoy it when she does see me play but I think if I played knack in front of her she might get a laugh out of it.

          • crimsonfox

            My son is named after Metal Gear character’s because me and my wife love the series haha.

          • Janeo

            I got my girlfriend to agree to name our daughter Paz if we ever have one so I’m happy.

  • Will

    Yakuza Ishin on third place…
    I wish that serie was more popular in the west, it’s very underated.

    • Very true, it’s a real shame they aren’t being localized anymore.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Knack being number one surprises me, I thought people didn’t like the game, guess I was wrong, lol. As much as a rip of I think GZ it is nice to see it selling.

    • flying_fox

      As the article says, Knack was bundled with the PS4 at launch. There was no way around it. 🙂

  • PrinceHeir

    Good stuff Japan 🙂

  • Shalashaska

    pretty good

  • ObsessedGeorge

    I’m glad that it sells. Imagine what would happen if the price was lower day one. Something like 20€.

    • flying_fox

      Well, if I remember well, that’s what it was worth in Japan at launch. You could find it right from the start around 2500 yens (all platforms).

    • Venom Snake

      or 15$…the price that would most likely have on Steam at Launch Anyway.

  • flying_fox

    Interesting numbers… The PS4 seems to be a hell of a Trojan horse for Western games to break into Japan.

  • PrinceHeir

    Two of the most manliest man ever!! 🙂

    http://oi62.tinypic.com/2ue02du.jpg

    • Venom Snake

      Da Fuq?

    • AndyLC

      “Can love bloom on the Battlefield?”

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      thank god its naked snake.if it was venom Adam aka other ocelot(his name is Adam Jensen)
      would get ripped by
      (1)brutal cqc
      (2)will(hunger) of revenge created by kaz and venom
      (3)galil sar 80
      (4)jack bauer”s frustratin voice AKA DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      PW version
      (1)kaz getting jealous because of sauna battle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
      (2)the boss
      3 version
      (1) EVA getting jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    • Mack Ayash

      Whose the guy on the right and why did he steal Snake’s prosthetic? (thought it was vamp at first but I’m thinking I’m wrong).

      • PrinceHeir

        You don’t know Adam Jensen?? :O

  • Omid Darakeh

    What happened in Russia after the event? What was showing a new location?

    • Venom Snake

      They showed the TGS New Location, by new Location they means not the Afganistan in which Snake was killing Russians, and Hideo also Revealed Un-Officially Ground Zeroes PC/Steam Release date being December 18 2014!

      • Omid Darakeh

        Okey
        Tnx Dude For Information

        • Venom Snake

          You’re Welcome!

  • Venom Snake

    Hey @Nyxus:disqus, i have a theory on “The Doctor/Ishmael” Identity, i think is Solidus Snake, here is what made me think about it.

    1. He looks exactly like a Young “Kiefer” Big Boss, he has the exact same Profile/Side View of Big Boss and basically the Same Head 3D Model, except he has short hair and no beard, making me believe that he is Physically 20 something years old
    2. He sounds exactly like how Kiefer Big Boss would sound in Snake Eater, like a Young Big Boss with a Stronger Voice and attitude, not old and tired like he sounds in Ground Zeroes
    3. He stayed with him during Big Boss Entire 9 years Coma, he is his most Loyal Man, his “Left Hand” (i know is his Right hand, but i’m making a Prosthetic Arm reference here), exactly what Solidus would do.

    Long Story Short Ishmael aka The Doctor is a Perfect Clone of Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain Big Boss, and the only perfect Clone of Big Boss is, you guessed it, Solidus Snake.

    Now why was he in Ground Zeroes? I don’t think he was, i think Ground Zeroes is combining what he sees with what happened, so i think that “The Doctor” was not in the Chbopper, but send here by Kaz to keep an eye on him during his Coma, and that Snake is just just combining what he sees at the end of his Coma with his actual Memories. Now it also makes sense why Solidus Snake Exist, and how he was made. Simple, Kaz didn’t knew if Big Boss will ever woke up from his Coma, so he took his Left Arm to Created a Perfect Clone of him, and the Timeline also fits with what we know, and that is that Solidus was born around Late 70’s, early 80’s

    What do you think?

    • Big_Boss88

      Interesting theory. I’ll just try to wait for TPP to see what happen myself. There been many theories in my mind about the hospital during the years, but not exactly what you posted. Kaz took his arm etc. Anyway it will surely be amazing to see what happen.

      Some think he’s Solidus, Chico, Medic or just in Big Boss’ mind. Others think Big Boss don’t stay in coma for 9 years, but much less. What I think, well I might share info that later 😉 …

    • decoyF0XX

      I have my own theory that we’re playing as Solidus. How it goes is, Solidus is the last clone of 3 and instead of being a new born clone he’s a 20 year old Snake like in yours. He has no idea that he’s a clone and he’s sent by Zero (unknowingly manipulated) to sign up as a medic in MSF. Asides from being a solid medic he’s also a knife expert (explaining his katana skills). Everything being manipulated by Zero, Solidus ends up being the medic in the chopper in Ground Zeroes, when the bomb explodes he tries to protect Big Boss and he ends up loosing his whole memory and his arm. Fast forward to the hospital scene, now he’s been asleep for 9 years and he doesn’t even know how he looks although he has grown a lot older and now looks like a replica of Big Boss. Ishmael is a projection of the little he remembers of himself as a medic and simply an hallucination. After escaping the hospital Ocelot meets up with him just outside. Not knowing who the hell Ocelot is, Solidus plays along and ventures to save Kaz. Little does he know that Ocelot has been sent by both Big Boss (who had long escaped the hospital) and Zero to shape Solidus into the perfect soldier, each for their own reasons. Ocelot being a double agent, his true allegiance lying with Big Boss. The whole thing plays out to the end and then Solidus finds out he’s actually a clone but never finds out that Ocelot was deceiving him and they remain friends whereas Kaz cuts all ties with Big Boss and Solidus after finding out the truth. Eli would be Raiden and not Liquid then. But maybe we’ll still have a Solid and Liquid cameo.

      Probably bullshit lool, but that’s my theory.

      • Venom Snake

        Our Snake in MGSV has a missing hand, and Solidus had both arms in MGS2, so the guy we are playing as is not Solidus, but the guy helping Snake, the guy that may later become a Story DLC, with missions like finding Raiden and Recruit him.

        • decoyF0XX

          We actually never see Solidus skin below his neck in MGS2, so how do you know he has a left hand with his own actual skin behind that armour? And please I hope Metal Gear Solid games never ever have DLC, that shit is a disease lol (I don’t count deja vu and jamais vu as DLC just so you know). We could have an expanded version 2 or 3 years later like Substance and Subsistence but no goddam DLC.

          P.S: Like I said, my theory, it’s probably bullshit. In fact, I’m 100% sure we’re playing as Big Boss. But theories are fun lol.

          • Venom Snake

            “We actually never see Solidus skin below his neck in MGS2, so how do you know he has a left hand with his own actual skin behind that armour?”
            Is stated in MGS4 that Big Boss was has Solidus Arms, which confirms that during MGS2 he had both Arm intact.

            PS: Yep, theories are fun, i always like creating “Arkham Knight” Theories.

          • decoyF0XX

            How do we even know Snake wasn’t tripping on acid when he saw Big Boss in MGS 4 haha. Just kidding but we don’t see Big Boss’ hands too so Kojima could easily change that.

            Also, I have to be the least excited person for Arkham Knight, not really a fan of the Arkham series, they’re kinda boring for me :/

          • Venom Snake

            I’m actually really exited, and i think that Arkham Knight is a Serious Competition for TPP for GOTY 2015, TPP will will, but Arkham Knight will put a good fight.

          • Mack Ayash

            Arkham might be a good game but there’s too much competition next year, no chance it wins GOTY. I honestly think TPP has already won it but there are games like Uncharted coming out and probably some one off games no one’s ever heard of. FFXV? (no chance it wins either but might be a tough competitor)…I feel it might be a good year for games. OH..Witcher 3 is also in the mix I think. TPP has it tho. Too much polish in this game and everyone will eat it up. I’m actually more excited for MGS6 because this game is going to blow the MGS franchise up even more so I wanna see what Kojima will do with whatever comes next.

          • decoyF0XX

            I’ve always felt like the Arkham and Uncharted series are the most overrated things ever. So definitely Arkham Knight will win many GOTY awards but personally, after TPP I’m rooting for the Witcher 3. Witcher 2’s gameplay was a bit messed up but I’m thinking in this one they’ll really perfect it and the game looks awesome.

            Excited for FF XV too but god knows if that’s even coming out this century.

          • Guest

            I actually noticed something crazy re-watching the GDC 2013 trailer! Everybody in the hospital has brown hair and the same exact shape of head with the medic in Ground Zeroes, there’s a part where someone is dragging one of them and he’s screaming but we don’t really see his face clearly then next another one is left under a table and when he’s turned over we don’t get to see his face too. This could mean that the hospital is actually full of Big Boss clones! Maybe that’s why “Ishmael” is hiding his face cause he looks exactly like the others.

          • Venom Snake

            Maybe that’s why they are killing them, the XOF Soldiers, getting Confused not knowing who’s the real Big Boss anymore.

            So anyone could be Solidus…or maybe the Entire Scene is in Big Boss mind, because it looks like a nightmare.

          • decoyF0XX

            Skull face has probably told them to wipe out every single clone so Big Boss doesn’t escape. I bet this hospital scene is going to be one of the best intros to any game ever! I keep getting more excited for TPP every day damn.

          • Venom Snake

            Actually, i don’t think those are XOF Soldiers, i think they are ?Cipher ones.
            Notice how XOF Soldiers have white Helmets, and the one from the Hospital Black Ones.

          • decoyF0XX

            They could be either of both, Kojima would probably want to confuse us too so we might not get to know at the beginning.

        • decoyF0XX

          I actually noticed something crazy re-watching the GDC 2013 trailer! Everybody in the hospital has brown hair and the same exact shape of head with the medic in Ground Zeroes, there’s a part where someone is dragging one of them and he’s screaming but we don’t really see his face clearly then next another one is left under a table and when he’s turned over we don’t get to see his face too. This could mean that the hospital is actually full of Big Boss clones! Maybe that’s why “Ishmael” is hiding his face cause he looks exactly like the others.

    • ThreeMadFrogs

      Probably the most believable theory I’ve heard so far. Very interesting.

    • But are you saying they created a clone that was fully grown up right away? Because that’s not how cloning works. It is explained in MGS1: cloning happens before birth, and clones still have to grow in a womb and go through childhood. The LET clones had accelerated aging, but they were still children at first, and it seemed that the accelerated aging kicked in after their thirties (maybe earlier for Solidus since he looked older in MGS2).

      • Venom Snake

        That’s exactly what i said, that they used his arm to create Solidus.

        Also 1 thing someone on here noticed is how Everyone from the Hospital Intro and the VGA 2012 and GDC 2013 Trailer look identical to “The Doctor” from Ground, which means that The Hospital is Full of Snake Clones, which would explain why they are dumb, and why they are killed by the XOF Soldiers, which also explains why Ishmael has his Face Covered, because he looks like them, because he needs Big Boss Trust in order to get him out of there alive.

        Take a look and tell me if they don’t look like a Young Kiefer Snake and The Doctor.

        http://youtu.be/L7PfWfw1Xao

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    Is this all the information we got out of Igromir? Steam release date for Ground Zeroes and sales figures? 🙁

    • Actually these numbers aren’t from the event, they were published in Famitsu.

      • ThreeMadFrogs

        True. My bad. Still, I was hoping for some news from Igromir.

        • ObsessedGeorge

          Yeah dude, see what happens when companies get you excited with false claims? This happens every time.

  • solidhoax

    Seems like Japanese people enjoy paying for demos.

  • Guest

    Seems like Japanese people enjoy paying for demos.

  • Guest

    Seems like Japanese people enjoy paying for demos.

  • Venom Snake

    What if The Phantom Pain Release date will be revealed when finishing Ground Zeroes on PC trough a “Secret” Trailer, similar to how Silent Hills was revealed at the end of P.T.?

    December 18th is also not far from VGX 2014, so it makes sense to put it there, and then a few days later to Officially announced it at VGX, and Vice Versa!

    • im a dot

      that would be a good move to pull

    • Big_Boss88

      To reveal TPP release date this year would be a dream come true for all of us ^-^.

  • Zlatan

    my dear mgs freaks, i have a little question, hope someone knows the answer. remember those secret uniforms in mgs3? not those you could find in the game, those who were hidden in the menu! how do i find them and activate them in the HD collection? would be great if someone could help!

    • PrinceHeir

      I think you have to finish the game one time then load the clear save.

      That’s what i remember reading online. I only played the HD Colleciton one time last year(MGS1-MGS3 back to back)

  • im a dot

    I really hope the TPP gets a real ease date at vgx or before

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