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Metal Gear Solid 4, PS3 top sales charts

Kojima production becomes best selling PS3 title yet


Media Create's latest sales chart, covering June 9 to June 15, appears to agree quite closely with Enterbrain's report from earlier in the week regarding Metal Gear Solid 4's sales. According to Media Create, the heavily advertised latest entry in the MGS series sold 464,926 units in its first week.

Not only was MGS4 the number one software seller for the week, it also instantly became the best selling PlayStation 3 title so far. Media Create reports 437,000 total units for the previous record holder, Minna no Golf 5. Both figures include standalone and bundle versions.

There was quite a gap between MGS4 and the rest of the chart. Mario Kart Wii placed second this week with 38,430 units. Following it were Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii, 36,835 units), Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Portable 3 (Konami, PSP, 27,260) and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Konami, PSP, 26,280). The PSP baseball title was last week's number one game.

A new title came in at sixth place as D3 Publisher's Evangelion-themed DS pachinko game, Evangelion Shito Futatabi, sold 21,899 units in its first week.

The top ten closed off with Dragon Ball Z (PS3, Bandai Namco, 18,262), DS Bimoji Training (Nintendo, DS, 17,274), DS Misa Yamamura Suspense (Tecmo, DS, 17,191) and Fuurai no Shiren 3 (Sega, Wii, 13,553).

It was a slow week overall for new releases. Debuting in 21st place was Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro (Marvelous Entertainment, DS). In 23rd came Motto TOEIC Test DS Training (IE Institute, DS), the latest in English language training software.

MGS4's sales appear to have disrupted the hardware rankings, which had maintained a fixed order for some time now. PS3 took the top spot for the week with 75,311 units. The remaining ordering stayed the same: PSP at 64,675 units followed by Wii at 45,564, DS Lite at 39,201, PS2 at 7,297, and Xbox 360 at 2,163.

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