Solid Snake's swan song seems destined to be heard by many a PlayStation 3 owner, with Famitsu (translated by IGN
) confirming that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
has shipped three million copies to various destinations worldwide. Speaking at a recent Sony investor meeting in Tokyo, SCE president Kaz Hirai reportedly noted that Hideo Kojima's opus has had a beneficial effect on PS3 hardware sales.
Though its effects have been quite clear
in Japan, the UK's Chart-Track group has previously stated that MGS4
, despite being a top seller
, only managed to have "minimal impact
" on the PS3's selling rate. Konami has made no announcement regarding US sales yet, though we expect to see plenty of Metal Gear sold action on next month's NPD