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Metal Gear Solid V made twice as much as Avengers: Age of Ultron on its launch day

Hideo Kojima’s video game swansong was twice as successful on its release day than the sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time. That’s according to a new Adobe Digital Index report (as reported by VentureBeat) which estimates that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain raked in …

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Super Mario Maker dethrones Metal Gear Solid 5 in Japanese retail charts

Super Mario Maker has made quite the impression during its first week on sale in Japan. The Wii U exclusive, which sees players construct their own 2D platforming levels from iconic elements of Nintendo’s flagship franchise, shot to the top of the software rankings, selling over 143,000 units. Mario’s ascent …

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Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid swansong sold almost half a million copies across PS3 and PS4 in its debut week. That’s according to the latest data from Famitsu, which shows that the PS4 SKU of open-world stealth game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain shifted over 315,000 units last …

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Precious Metal: How Metal Gear Solid came to gaming power

Metal. Gear. Solid. Three words that, when combined, would mean complete gibberish, if it weren’t for the existence of one of gaming’s greatest franchises. Instead, utter the title of Konami’s iconic stealth series in certain company and you’re likely to be beset by tales of switching the controller port in …

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CentreSoft closes deal to distribute Metal Gear Solid V

CentreSoft is braced for a busy September after signing Konami. Konami – which previously handled distribution internally – will launch Metal Gear Solid V and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. CentreSoft is already handling the launches of FIFA 16, LEGO Dimensions, Mad Max, Destiny: The Taken King, Skylanders and Tearaway during …

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes hints at future difficulties between Kojima and Konami

Hideo Kojima may have predicted his clash with Konami more than a year before the publisher erased the Metal Gear Solid creator’s name from his next game. That’s the theory put forward by YouTube user timesplitter88, who revisited last year’s bite-sized prequel to Metal Gear Solid 5, Ground Zeroes, and …

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There’s a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain strategy guide on the way

Players looking to explore every nook and cranny of the biggest game in the Metal Gear Solid series yet will be able to get a helping hand. That’s thanks to Piggyback Interactive, which has teamed up with Konami to release an official strategy guide to Metal Gear Solid V: The …

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Evidence of micro-transactions in Metal Gear Solid V surfaces

Recent rumblings about micro-transactions in Konami’s upcoming stealth title Metal Gear Solid V appear to have been backed by Sony’s Playstation Store. Rumours of in-game purchases began to swirl following early previews of the title appearing on various media outlets this week, with multiple reports of so-called ‘reduced time features’. …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Metal Gear Solid V merchandise

Konami’s iconic stealth series returns in September with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. MCVchecks out the new merchandise hitting retail ahead of the anticipated title The 1980s: a decade of neon, sweatshirts, jackets and various other fashion-defining trends. It’s also the Cold War era during which Metal Gear …

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain set for September

The latest outing for Hideo Kojima’s stealth-action Metal Gear Solid franchise is set for the beginning of September. That’s according to a video leaked ahead of time from IGN, which had been originally been set for an exclusive reveal at 2pm tomorrow, March 4th. In the video[UPDATE: The file now …

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