Konami Has Shipped Over 6 Million Copies of Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain

posted on 2016-02-01 11:00 EST

Video Game publisher Konami revealed in its third quarter financial report on Friday that its Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain game has shipped more than 6 million copies (including downloads).

In addition, the report noted that Konami earned 179,251,000,000 yen (about US$1.48 billion) across the nine-month period ending with the third quarter on December 31. The earnings are a 15% increase from the same period of time in fiscal year 2015. The company also posted an operating profit of 17,423,000,000 yen (about US$143.7 million) for the same nine-month period, a 62.3% increase from the time period in fiscal year 2015.

The company's second quarter report in October had revealed that Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain had shipped more than 5 million copies worldwide.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain shipped for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in the United States and Europe on September 1, followed by Japan on September 2. According to Adobe Systems Inc., the game sold "just over" US$179 million in revenue globally on its launch day.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the last Metal Gear Solid game in the series that creator Hideo Kojima developed before he left Konami. The rights to the series remain with Konami, and the company is planning a new title in the series.

[Via Hachima Kiko]

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