Metal Gear Solid V ships 5 million copies

JayEH

Junior Member
#24
Great. I know many people were disappointed with the game (mostly the plot) but it's still a great game. Just a horrible metal gear in the end.
 
#45
The Execs over at Konami really are fucking stupid.
At least I can rest easy knowing that they will most likely never make this much money on a AAA title ever again.
 
#46
The Witcher 3 hit 6m three months after its release. So it seems to be ahead of that.
Last update on Witcher was that it hit 6 million in its first 6 weeks. Batman was at "more than 5 million" earlier this month.
Thanks. Can't help but shake the feeling the game is somewhat underperforming compared to other games of the year. Surely, it's budget and dev time far outstrips that of Witcher and Batman.

Wonder if Konami was expecting Fallout numbers for this game.
 
#49
Thanks. Can't help but shake the feeling the game is somewhat underperforming compared to other games of the year. Surely, it's budget and dev time far outstrips that of Witcher and Batman.

Wonder if Konami was expecting Fallout numbers for this game.
5m copies sold translates to about $175-200m to the publisher, depending on the mix of platform and digital/store. I'd guess the upper limit on the budget is $120m for MGS5, so its still way ahead on the profit curve and it'll probably sell another 3-4m in the next 12 months as well.

The witcher 3 by comparison cost $81m to make and market. GTA5 was something like $260m, but it also has made over 2 billion in profit so far.