Metal Gear Solid fans anxious to hear how well the latest in the series, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is selling will be pleased to hear that for the month of June it blew everything else away.
According to sales figures from NPD, MGS4 sold 774,600 copies in June. For some perspective, that’s almost as many as the sales figure for the number two title (Guitar Hero On Tour for the Nintendo DS) and the number three title (Ninja Gaiden II for the Xbox 360) combined.
That figure of 774,600 is for the individual software and does not include any numbers for bundles that include the game.
For a little more perspective, as big as that figure is (and it really is a big score for Sony) it’s still way below the numbers for Halo 2 and Halo 3 which each sold more than 2 million copies on the first day they were released.
July 19, 2008 | Categories: video games | Tags: halo, konami, metal-gear-solid, metalgearsolid, mgs4, microsoft, npd, playstation, playstation-3, playstation3, ps3, sales, sony, xbox, xbox-360, xbox360 | Comments Off on Metal Gear Solid 4 dominates the video game sales charts for June
Along with Metal Gear Solid 4, Sony is also introducing a Metal Gear Solid branded Bluetooth headset you can use with the game or even pair with your cellphone…but you may not want to.
GadgetMadness got their hands on one and while they liked how easy it was to operate and agreed that it looked cooler than most other Bluetooth headsets, but among the negatives where:
- Awful voice quality when using it with a cellphone. When used with the PS3 the voice quality was a bit better but still worse than other Bluetooth headsets.
- Proprietary USB charger.
- Uncomfortable to wear for long periods.
Some of the comments posted to that review are wondering if GadgetMadness might have gotten a bad unit and that is entirely possible. If you’re thinking about picking one up you might want to check out a few more reviews first.
If you’ve had our heart set on getting the 80GB PlayStation 3 bundle with Motorstorm and no other bundle will do, time to accelerate your plans.
Sony has retired that bundles SKU and it is no longer being sent to retailers, so what’s at retailers now is all they’re going to get.
Instead, Sony will be replacing that bundle with a new 80GB PS3 bundle featuring Metal Gear Solid 4 and a DualShock 3 controller, scheduled to be released on June 12th. This is NOT the limited edition bundle being sold only through Konami’s website, but it is still a gunmetal gray unit with matching controller.
Apparently June 12th isn’t just the day you can buy the latest Metal Gear Solid video game (MGS4: Guns of the Patriots), you’ll also be able to get your hands on a Metal Gear Solid branded Bluetooth headset for $60.
It hasn’t been officially announced yet but since the product is beginning to show up in retailer catalogs and retailer databases it’s safe to assume it’s the real thing.
The headset will give you 8-hours of talk time, 160-hours of standby time, and be able to pair with a PlayStation 3 to be used with Metal Gear Solid 4 or any other PS3 game that supports voice chat.
Yes, it will also pair with a Bluetooth-enabled cellphone if you’re so inclined.
April 14, 2008 | Categories: tech, video games | Tags: bluetooth, earpiece, headset, metal-gear-solid, metalgearsolid, mgs, mgs4 | Comments Off on Metal Gear Solid 4 Bluetooth headset announced (sorta)
If you saw word of the special, limited-edition Sony PlayStation bundle bound for Japan and felt your heart sink, take a deep breath…it’s now coming to the US too.
The 80GB gunmetal gray beauty will come bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4 and matching DualShock 3 controller and will be available on June 12th, the same day it goes on sale in Japan as well.
Don’t expect too many to be made so if you want to increase your odds of being able to get one better start making plans now.
For more info about the offering check out this post at PlayStation.blog.
On June 12th gamers in Japan will have a new, limited edition version of the Playstation 3 console.
Instead of the normal shiny black case, the new Metal Gear Solid 4 limited edition will be gunmetal gray and have a matching controller.
It also comes with a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots (natch) and will go for ¥51,800, or around $520.
UPDATE: The bundle is coming to the US too! Check out this post for more info.
March 21, 2008 | Categories: video games | Tags: limited, limited-edition, metal-gear, metalgear, mgs, mgs4, playstation, ps3, sony | Comments Off on Limited edition MGS4 PS3 coming to Japan [UPDATED]