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How popular is Hideo Kojima's baby in Japan? Well, if launch week sales figures are enough to go by, then you're probably looking at the grand daddy (sans the accelerated aging, of course) of them all. Solid Snake's last mission is made up of epic win!

Famitsu reports the sales figures of Metal Gear Solid 4, for the four-day period of the game on retail from June 12 to 15 in Japan. Tally up those score sheets, because Guns of the Patriots clocks at 476,334 copies sold. This number encompasses all versions of the game (i.e. the regular edition, special edition, and the two PS3 bundles).

Doing the math, that's about over a hundred thousand copies sold per day. And to think, all of this despite MGS4's launch events being cancelled in Tokyo.

With MGS4's first week's sales (let alone just four days of its first week!), Konami's powerhouse has already achieved the title of being the best selling PS3 game in Japan.

Now, here's another thing that's quite interesting: PS3 hardware sales have likewise gone up. If Media Create's report last week had 10,856 PS3 units sold (with almost every week prior to that wavering anywhere around the 10k-mark), this week, the numbers from Enterbrain have revealed a 700% boost in PS3 sales.

For the period of June 9 to 15, the PS3 has sold 77,208 units! Now that's one heck of a solid snake spike! Last week, based on Media Create's numbers, the top-notcher was the PSP at 62,016. Clearly, the PS3 has indeed surpassed hardware sales of all the other consoles for the week.

So come check back on us in a few days when we get the final tally of hardware and software sales across all the platforms in Japan. You guys can probably already assume who will be on top.

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77,208 units?!!! THATS OVER 9,000!!!!!!!!!
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holy ****. thats incredible, all for a single game? i've never even played a MGS game before lol.
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holy ****. thats incredible, all for a single game? i've never even played a MGS game before lol.
Hell - that was only japan
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Question is WILL THEY FOLD FOR THE CAUSE!
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Not really on topic but we had 5 people return PS3/MGS4 bundles today at my Best Buy. All broke shortly after they got them home. Anyone who has one keep an eye put. We hope to god it was just an issue with that batch.
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Not really on topic but we had 5 people return PS3/MGS4 bundles today at my Best Buy. All broke shortly after they got them home. Anyone who has one keep an eye put. We hope to god it was just an issue with that batch.
What did they say broke?
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What did they say broke?
No clue. They just cut off and wouldn't turn back on. We tried them in the store and got nothing out of em. They were exchanged for new ones. The 5 will be shipped back to wherever Best Buy get's their PS3's. Probably direct from Sony as they don't come as cases. They come on the trucks as single units from our warehouse.
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Hell - that was only japan
I don't think MGS4 is quite that popular in the US.
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I don't think MGS4 is quite that popular in the US.
There are 3 million additional PS3s.

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77,208 units?!!! THATS OVER 9,000!!!!!!!!!
We could almost buy our own ship for that!
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No clue. They just cut off and wouldn't turn back on. We tried them in the store and got nothing out of em. They were exchanged for new ones. The 5 will be shipped back to wherever Best Buy get's their PS3's. Probably direct from Sony as they don't come as cases. They come on the trucks as single units from our warehouse.
Prolly opened it, said,"Wow - what a waste of money. I could have bought the better and nicer looking PS3 for the same price!" Broke it, and sent it back to you.

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I don't think MGS4 is quite that popular in the US.
I know - but image in the number combined.
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