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Japanese Securities Firm Predicts Metal Gear Solid 5 In Konami’s 2014 Fiscal Year

February 13, 2012 Written by Nick Michetti

A Japanese securities firm has predicted that the next installment of Kojima Productions’ best-selling Metal Gear Solid series will arrive in Konami’s 2014 Fiscal Year.

Andriasang, citing the Nihon Securities Journal, reports that Nomura Securities has predicted that Metal Gear Solid 5 will arrive in Konami’s 2014 fiscal year (April 2013 to May 2014).

The report says it’s unknown whether or not Nomura Securities has any information that led them to make that prediction or if they were making an educated guess.

The firm expects a 15% increase in Konami’s operating earnings, which would bring them up to 60 billion yen. Nomura’s expectations are based on Konami’s performance in social gaming, while the publisher’s traditional game sales are lower than expected.

Konami’s last new installment of the Metal Gear Solid franchise was Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for PSP, which released in 2010.

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