And the hype on Metal Gear Solid V is still strong as it managed to ship more game copies worldwide.
Looks like there is no sign of slowing down once again for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is selling more even after its initial release two months ago. In the latest report of earning from Konami, the company showed both signs of improvement on sales and profit. It has reported to earned $894 million in net sales which was a nine percent increase compared from last year which they earned at $819 million.
One of the things that contributed to the increase was Pro Evolution Soccer as it earned some favorable reviews from critics and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as it managed to reach 5 million copies shipped globally, this also include the PC version and digital copies of the game. Though the actual count on the total shipment may be higher than the reported figures, as the report was documented until September 30. However the total shipment does not actually mean total copies sold, though Konami did not mention on the total percentage of the conversion to actual sales.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a short prequel game for The Phantom Pain, has shipped more than 1 million copies, when combined to the Metal Gear Solid V line-up it would mean that it has around 6 million copies shipped worldwide.
Konami?s Digital Entertainment has shown around 18 percent of improvement compared to last year, especially with the case for their Pachislot and Pachinko business at it showed 19 percent of increase in profit. As for the fate of Metal Gear Solid, it has been reported that creator Hideo Kojima has left the company, with his non-compete clause will end in December. Reports of him having a farewell party was documented though Konami has denied that Kojima has left the company and was only on vacation.