Konami has announced that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has shipped one million copies to retail stores worldwide across four platforms since its North American release on March 18.
The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise, seeing as Konami preemptively cut the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions’ retail price from $40 to $30 before the game’s release. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes received a lot of criticism before its release for its campaign’s length, which was reported to be under two hours. This led Metal Gear’s creator Hideo Kojima to defend Ground Zeroes before its release, reminding gamers that the title was a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and that side-ops were also featured in Ground Zeroes.
There are no platform-specific sales figures so far, but it is important to note that one million copies were shipped, not sold. However, digital sales figures are not included, and it is quite possible that Ground Zeroes performed well digitally, as the download version costs $10 less.
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