Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS4 Sales Triple Xbox One, Reveal Konami Financial Report
In their Q1 FY15 (April 1 – June 30, 2014) financial report revealed today, Konami saw their sales rise 6.6% to ¥48.61 billion (about $473 million) compared to the same quarter last year, with net income up 45.6% to ¥1.36 billion (about $13.2 million).
The reason for their success in the quarter is attributed to their pachinko business, mobile games Dragon Collection and World Soccer Collection, which saw “steady sales,” as well as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which “continued to enjoy strong sales worldwide due to resale orders.”
Released in March 2014, Konami didn’t give us an update on the Ground Zeroes sales totals (it was at 1 million shipped by late April 2014) today, but they did reveal that their sales from PlayStation 4 games (Ground Zeroes is their only new-gen game) accounted for 12% of the overall unit sales, while the Xbox One only contributed 4%.
As well, the Metal Gear franchise (not just Ground Zeroes) saw 570,000 copies sold during the quarter.
Here’s the breakdown of how well each system performed for Konami during the quarter:
Konami didn’t have anything to say about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain when talking about the rest of the fiscal year, so it’s possible the game won’t launch until after March 31, 2015.