In a Nikkei BP
interview (translated by Andriasang
), CEO Fumiaki Tanaka said that he expects around 3 million units of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
to sell worldwide. That's a pretty high number for a PSP game, but it's not outrageous for a game that is at least part Monster Hunter
. The sales were "according to expectations" at the time of the interview -- which predated this month's North American and European release of the game. We'll find out next month how many copies sneaked into Western homes in the first month of release.
Tanaka also announced a delay for Metal Gear Arcade
out of its original March release date. The company is putting in some extra time on the title, which most of us will never see anyway, because seriously, when was the last time you saw an arcade?