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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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Rockstar calls time for GTA Online on Xbox 360 and PS3, halts further updates

Nearly two years after Grand Theft Auto V’s online multiplayer was launched, the service appears to be reaching its end-of-life on the older generation of consoles. In an announcement of major changes coming to Grand Theft Auto Online on PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 15th, Rockstar said that …

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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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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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Margin Makers: Guide to Grand Theft Auto merchandise

The latest entry in Rockstar’s crime franchise, Grand Theft Auto V, is the biggest game of all time in the UK. This month, the blockbuster finally heads to PC.MCV steals a look at merchandise from throughout GTA’s history At this point, it seems a vast understatement to simply describe Grand …

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GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City’s series record

After three consecutive weeks where new IP ruled the UK retail charts, Rockstar’s crime opus Grand Theft Auto V has reclaimed its crown. The past three weeks saw 2K’s Evolve, Sony’s The Order: 1886 and Warner Bros’ Dying Light take first place in the UK software rankings. But thanks to …

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Advanced Warfare reclaims UK charts top spot, leaving it tied with GTA V’s record

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s return to the No.1 UK retail charts position means it is now drawing with Grand Theft Auto V’s top spot tally. According to the latest Ukie Games Chart, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, sales of Activision’s latest entry in the blockbuster shooter IP surged 27 per …

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Saints Row V reveal teased

Saints Row publisher Deep Silver has teased the next entry in the comedic open-world franchise. Accompanied by the words ‘something wicked this way comes’, the teaser image (see below) released by the firm features the Saints Row fleur-de-lis logo engraved with the number 666 – the number of the devil. …

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