Here is Konami’s latest financial report: Metal Gear sells 1.99 million units in FY 2015 (Q1-3)

Konami Digital Entertainment has released their latest financial report, which includes sales data and planned releases. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is listed under ‘Q3 releases / Pipeline’. In this case ‘Q3 releases’ refers to the third quarter of last year’s financial year (not to be confused with the calendar year), and ‘Pipeline’ to upcoming releases. So the schedule covers both the releases of Q3 2014 as well as the games planned for release in the first half of this year.


According to some people, this could mean the game is planned for release between April and June of 2015, as releases past this time frame aren’t covered (for a more detailed explanation see Arkham Inmate’s post on NeoGAF). Of course, this is just a theory and not a confirmation, so be aware of that, but the release window does seem plausible. The official announcement confirming the release window should come soon.

As for sales data, here you can see the Metal Gear series moved almost 2 million copies in FY2015 Q1-3, which ends December 2014.


The report also mentions ‘solid’ sales for MGSV: Ground Zeroes on Steam, although no exact numbers were given.

Source: Konami Financial Results, via MGOForums

  • Omar Potter

    Financial Q3 already finished on 31 December. Now we have Q4 and that finishing on 31 of March.

    Look on that list and see that new coming games finish on March and after that you have MGS V. So, there is no any games coming after March and before MGS V? I don’t think so, Konami releasing few games per month.
    I think game will be release just after march, in April. Coming 1984 means 24th April 🙂

    • AV

      I really hope you are right, but how does 1984 turns into april 24th?, no argument intended, just curious

      • Ravenous

        Yeah, I was about to ask the same question.

      • 4energyplaylist .

        “1984” is a title of the song. That is David Bowie song. We have seen many news here how huge fan of David Bowie is Kojima. Song “1984” been released on 24th April. Also that song is part of the album titled: “Diamond Dogs” 🙂

        My friend found other leads. In Ground Zeroes in the chopper (Main Menu) next to Big Boss on the door you can see sequence of letters and numbers, they are backwards, numbers 24 and 4 also there but that numbers are not backwards on that door. Easier to see when you start mission Classified Intel Acquisition and go back to main menu, you have daylight and more light.

        • Big_Boss88

          Nice! If release really happens like this, well then I gotta say Kojima is such a damn genius lol. Well I mean he is, but to hide the date like that XD !…

          Once they announce it, I’m gonna start playing GZ again like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve been holding it on break until I get the date for TPP.

          • Mini gear

            nothing better then adding fuel to hype train like GZ 🙂 also on a side not another guy and me got dynamic time kindof working in GZ

        • Ravenous

          hmm..2 months from announcement to release? I suppose it’s possible to do, but are we really going to be THAT lucky?
          Would be a good time to release it though, not much competition that early in the year I think 🙂

          • ElAlca

            And let’s say that we don’t look very lucky.

        • Mini gear

          so many links it hurts my head

        • Kol Leqejza

          or you could just press the R2 button (on ps3) and zoom into it

    • I’d love an April release, but I don’t see it happening that soon.
      They are still doing voice recording and such.

    • Mini gear

      I’ve lost hope for good things like that but if be great

  • César H. Sandoval

    Waiting until June seems fine by me,

  • Zlatan

    if earlier than december 2015, than end of june please. i have 6 weeks vacation then, perfect time to get lost in TPP

    • Big_Boss88

      I’m saving up my vacation days for TPP release ;), perfect time to spend them!

  • PrinceHeir

    MGSV, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4(likely December), Persona 5(for those who care) and Type-0(For FFXV Demo) all in one year?!

    Nice! Also Persona 5 Trailer is out and do people here play Persona games as well?

    It looks really good(Catherine artstyle) and cape like Tuxedo Mask. But eh not really that hype compared to others.

    • Golgari

      I’m excited about P5 myself too and glad that Katsura Kashino is a director and the style looks amazing in red/black/white/grey
      But let’s not discuss P5 here. It is a topic about Konami’s latest financial results and MGSV release stuff.
      Just saying. 😛

    • Big_Boss88

      I’m still doing my playthrough in P4Golden. I love the game 😉 and all kinds of Japanese games.
      But I haven’t been back to it in a while because of lots of other games lol. Need to finish it before buying P5 <3 and before TPP release.

    • Ninja_Se7eN

      Never played a Persona myself though I’ve always been curious about that saga. What’s it abou?

      • PrinceHeir

        JRPG with ADV/VN style of story telling.

        People like it because it balances it both. Tbh i don’t even know why i played some of the games, but there’s something good about them that you can’t find in other games.

        Though with the recent overhype reactions. It kinda died down for me.

        And i’m more of a SMT player anyways.

  • Big_Boss88

    April-June would be amazing time to release TPP <3, but I think then we should have to get the date officially confirmed in about 1 month…well for June at least :P…I think.

    The latest chance in GDC maybe, but few stuff coming this month too so we'll see :D. If I remember correctly, GZ release date was announced in December 2013, so 4 months before. I think TPP could pull off release in 3 months from announcement. Or then I got no clue how game releases go lol.

    We are getting a LOT of epic games this year. I mean 2015 is gonna be biggest year in gaming in long time, still…all I want is TPP haha ;). I can't imagine wanting to play anything else when it release for looooong time XD.

    • Mini gear

      as long as the game doesn’t go past june im fine. id like to see v/v/201v but june early is fine

  • Golgari

    So where do you think KojiPro will announce it’s date?
    I believe it will be in GDC when they will talk about MGO, Fox Engine tools, MGSV and maybe Silent Hills.

    I just don’t remember any special event that is more hyped then GDC. I know there are Playstation events but they are “Playstation” for a reason unless there is a grand strategy between Sony and Konami.


    • Big_Boss88

      That is what I exactly think too Golgari. To me GDC makes the best sense, I mean they were there before in 2013 too. It’s the biggest of the recent upcoming events imo, so I can imagine TPP date announcement there to be “loud for everyone to hear”.

      I just don’t think the other events this month are for TPP, as you said more about PS. It is gonna be the same maybe like that PS Experience event at the end of last year, where obviously they presented only PS Exclusive games. But TPP is multi, so I say GDC 😀 !

      Also it can’t be E3, because that is too late. They said a while ago “just a little longer” for announcement. It fits with early March.

  • Javier Sosa

    This is the first serious thing we get. I want it for march but maybe is coming in may.

    • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

      I think June. MGS4 came in june, this game is coming in june.

  • Big_Boss88
    • “The Snake Awakens”
      A little perverse… Of course, that might just be me…

      • Big_Boss88

        Will be great movie :).

  • Big_Boss88

    The reaction and comments from the people back then…wow so awesome ;). Well I was damn mind blown too haha. They’re hyped exactly just like the fans waiting for MGSV, except for us it’s even bigger!
    “How good it looked, Mind blown, One of the most impressive achievements, with tech and direction” etc…

    It makes me really happy to see people praising Kojima with each game he works on ^_^.
    Kojima has kept making masterpieces with each title and still going on. The games being ahead of their time.

    Dude at 8:40 , that’s my face when I see new stuff about TPP, trailer or demos XD!

    • Mini gear

      I wanna go back in time and show them mgsv to see their reaction ^_^

  • Xilurm

    It’s looking like this year will be awesome in terms of gaming.

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    At the speed TPP is progressing I figured it would only come out towards the end of the year.
    If this release window is confirmed (and the game isn’t delayed) then this is great news :).

    • Mini gear

      if this game is past june im gonna punch every konami and kojima member for “early 2015” ive waited a year for

      • Ninja_Se7eN

        Please don’t do that. I’m pretty sure they’ll develop the game slower if they have someone beating them up xD.

      • Big_Boss88

        It seems “come back early 2015” meant release date announcement after all. Played us like a fiddle :).

  • Mini gear


    • Shalashaska

      Wow… what is that gun?
      Also, man doesnt that look like The Boss’s Horse!? My dream come true! (Of being able to ride a identical-to-boss’s horse)

      • The Boss’s horse died in Peace Walker, so this is just one that looks like it.

        • Shalashaska

          I know that.. it was a sad..sad moment for me :'( I loved that chase sequence after the Peacewalker. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. (hehe thats why i only dream to ride a horse identical to hers)

    • Big_Boss88

      Looks so sweeeet <3 .

  • benbenkr

    2 million demos sold. This is why no one cares if people goes batshit crazy about paying for a demo. This is also why gamers can’t be taken seriously.

    • Big_Boss88

      Best demo ever. I’d pay anything just to get to play a small part of MGSV in this long wait, so I am glad they released GZ :D.

      Some are worried that similar stuff will come in near future, but I dont think so. Because MGS is a rare masterpiece in game industry, that can sell so much with such a prologue. Not every game can do this. 🙂

      I do maybe prefer this 1 “demo” over episodes or DLC. Which too many games use these days.

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