MGS4 solidifies Konami earnings

Kojima blockbuster's 3 million units pushes publisher's quarterly earnings to $654 million; over 57 percent of income now PS3-based.

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Ever since Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots went on sale to rapt reviews, it was clear that the game would be a hit. Just how big a hit became clear a fortnight after the game went on sale, when Konami announced that the stealth actioner sold over 3 million units worldwide in just 14 days.

Today, Konami reported its earnings for the April-June quarter, which contained MGS4's June 12 release. For the three-month period, the Tokyo-based publisher took in revenues of ¥70.8 billion ($654 million), up just 17 percent from the year prior. Consolidated operating income rose a solid 65 percent to ¥11.6 billion ($107.2 million), with post-tax net income ringing in at ¥5.7 billion ($52.1 million).

Unsurprisingly, MGS4 has drastically altered the ratio of platforms on which Konami earns its money. For the current quarter, 57.3 percent of the company's income came from the PlayStation 3, up 56 percent from the same period a year prior. Wii income roughly doubled from 5 percent to 9.9 percent, whereas Xbox 360 income increased from 1.6 percent to 2.6 percent. PlayStation 2 income fell dramatically from 35.7 percent to 11.5 percent, Nintendo DS revenue went from 32.8 percent to just 7.6 percent, and PSP revenue went from 20.5 percent to 9.5 percent.

For its 2009 financial year, which ends on March 31, 2009, Konami expects net income of ¥26 billion ($240 million) on revenues of ¥330 billion ($3.1 billion), respective increases of 11 and 41.7 percent.

Discussion

249 comments
scaperat1
scaperat1

I've played "Gears Of War". Repetitive and OVERRATED!!

division_9
division_9

Its not just a game. Its a legendary game. Even Halo 3 didnt get 10\10 on gamespot.

narutoyomper
narutoyomper

Simply, the best game ever, unless a mgs5.

TheArcade
TheArcade

I agree, it's more than just a game. It's a movie. Sod off?

amulbocus
amulbocus

Is there anyone on this forum who thinks MGS4 is more than just a game? After completing it, i have to say i have never experienced anything like MGS4 before, truly breathtaking words cannot describe, like a piece of art. 360 fanboys, just get off this forum theres no place for you, MGS4 is for ps3 owners only to discuss so sod off!!

TheArcade
TheArcade

Solid_Heroes said: arcade your the one who started the name calling and insults ok, This wrong. Solid_Heroes said: ok the install screens actually benefit people, like the ones who play too much hmm? no then you must be retarded. Incase you've forgotten that was your first comment with such insulting words used to verbally attack me not the other way around. I wasn't even talking to you at all until you decided to inject yourself into the conversation and come specfically after me. Anyway you look at it you were in the wrong. But it's okay. That last post seemed sincere so I won't offend you any longer. I'm sorry too for belittling your B+.

Solid_Heroes
Solid_Heroes

arcade your the one who started the name calling and insults ok, and you know what ill be the better man and apologize this is a gaming forum not a debate website and how konami has done a great job

bigLLL
bigLLL

stop crapping on fanboys!!! anyway good on ya konami you deserve to do really well after making such a great game

TheArcade
TheArcade

No the reason why you held back was because you were afraid of being modded which actually makes perfect sense. Solid_Heroes said: good comeback really but if i was really mad like you say i would be more harsh words if you did I would have taken you apart word for word so it's a good thing you decided against it. Never the less you still seemed ticked about this Metal Gear business even though it is only a game. I am not concerned about your personal life why did you just tell me all of that? Despite your ignorants you seem like a good kid you just go about handling things the wrong way. You shouldn't go around calling people -retarded- especially since you yourself have some obvious flaws. Also you assumed I was challenging you to an argument earlier when in fact you attacked me; that wasn't even nessasary. You could have gotten your point across just fine without name calling. A person like you could be the type to work for Sony, good luck with that.

Solid_Heroes
Solid_Heroes

good comeback really but if i was really mad like you say i would be more harsh words and by the way you did mention it was a lengthy process to switch discs, oh and no im not special ok oh and i do have a hard life cuz i work, i have school and then sports so i dont know about you but during the summer is actually when i can enjoy video games thats it when school starts i dont even get 10 minutes and i wasn't bragging about my B im actually proud i got that cuz i thought it was gonna be harder and im gonna actually do something with my life maybe even work with sony or another company thats only if work harder, and unlike you who will be just a nobody living a boring life

TheArcade
TheArcade

Wow you sound really mad over something so small don't hold your breathe and turn blue if I don't yield to your juvenile antics, to me you sound like a whinny school girl complaining that such install times should be there but I don't have to care if the installs speed up the game. I'd rather have a choice, I'd rather it not be mandatory. Your the one throwing a fit like some slowpoke crybaby because I pointed out an obvious flaw in your precious Metal Gear game. News flash, it's just a game, don't get your panties in a bunch. You say I should get my facts straight there isn't a single thing I said in my previous post that is anything further from fact. Your flapping your gums over nonsense. For further mentioning I never said 5 minutes is too great a length, I was only implying it doesn't have to take that long to swap a disc moron, and no you do not need to always be right next to your console to shorten the time it takes for you to perform the swap. You talk as if everything is hard for you, are you special? I'm going to cease this conversation right now because indulging in more of your stupidity is a pointless venture. One more thing. That B+ in your tech geek class don't mean squat and it's nothing to really brag about on a gaming forum. I can see if it was maybe an A+ but it seems you will never make it that far. All you seemed to have accomplished here is proving to the world that you are a narrow-minded prick

Generalmojo
Generalmojo

think about it mgs goes waaaaaay back starting from metal gear on the snes halo was just a thing they chucked out as a luanch title mgs has th BEST story in the video games history!!

Solid_Heroes
Solid_Heroes

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planetgloom
planetgloom

Because the sound was put on the disc in lossless audio which is HUGE!! Admitidly its the best possible sound quality (even cd is compressed more), so through a massive sound system I bet it sounds AWESOME (i'm stuck with my tvs crappy stereo output for now :(. TBH it suits the whole blue-ray movie+PS3=best possible sound & picture and the clarity is amazing on both graphics and sound. With a bit of compression (alright a lot of compression) it could fit on a few dvds for the 360. I wouldn't want to gamble what kind of impact that would have on the cutscenes though and lets face it cutscenes take up a fair percentage of the game. I love my 360 & my PS3 and TBH I fail to see the point in it being ported. Whilst it would be cool for more people to get to play it , its the fourth part of a very intricate story (The solid series anyway), all of which can be played on PS3 (with the backwards compitability). I don't really see the point of coming in at part 4, kinda defeats the purpose. Besides 360 has more than enough exclusives that rock to not begrudge the PS3 this one and if I were sony i'd be fighting tooth and claw to keep this one, particularly after the FFXIII announcement.

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

jackrocks123 said "yeah the graphics arn't that good are they? they suck compared to all mightly halo 3, ffs get a grip fanboy. if it went on 360 it would need to be on 4-6 discs which isn't profitable in most devlopers/publishers eyes take rage for example, and i laughed as soon as you said grpahics arn't that great hahahahaha" *sigh* this is just the sort of nonsense I was talking about. I nver said the graphics were crap, I merely meant that they aren't the best in the world. Since many are saying that 360 couldn't handle the game because of the graphics I'm merely pointing out that the graphics are comparable to other games that ARE on the 360 (COD4, Far Cry 2, Gears 2). Quite what bringing up Halo 3 (which had a specific art direction to fir in with the previous games) has to do with it I don't know. Also how I can be a fanboy when I own a PS3 eludes me also. Second if you had read what I said, if the games audio was encoded the game wouldn't be on 5 discs. In all likelyhood it would fit on 2-4 dvd's. I've never been bothered by disc swapping, I actually hate the install on my PS3 more, when I'm itching to get started on my new game. Third if you read the article about Rage you would have also seen the developers say they thought the PS3 was rubbish to code for, so I think neither side of fanboys can use that article in their defence. Knock it off, it probably never will be ported, chill your boots. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- lol i know it won't be ported for 360 fanboys think they will, how will it fit on 2-4 discs when it struggled to fit on 50gb blu ray and they still needed to compress it i don't get what your saying, every1 knows ps3 is hard to develop for thats nothing new. *sigh*

planetgloom
planetgloom

jackrocks123 said "yeah the graphics arn't that good are they? they suck compared to all mightly halo 3, ffs get a grip fanboy. if it went on 360 it would need to be on 4-6 discs which isn't profitable in most devlopers/publishers eyes take rage for example, and i laughed as soon as you said grpahics arn't that great hahahahaha" *sigh* this is just the sort of nonsense I was talking about. I nver said the graphics were crap, I merely meant that they aren't the best in the world. Since many are saying that 360 couldn't handle the game because of the graphics I'm merely pointing out that the graphics are comparable to other games that ARE on the 360 (COD4, Far Cry 2, Gears 2). Quite what bringing up Halo 3 (which had a specific art direction to fir in with the previous games) has to do with it I don't know. Also how I can be a fanboy when I own a PS3 eludes me also. Second if you had read what I said, if the games audio was encoded the game wouldn't be on 5 discs. In all likelyhood it would fit on 2-4 dvd's. I've never been bothered by disc swapping, I actually hate the install on my PS3 more, when I'm itching to get started on my new game. Third if you read the article about Rage you would have also seen the developers say they thought the PS3 was rubbish to code for, so I think neither side of fanboys can use that article in their defence. Knock it off, it probably never will be ported, chill your boots.

Kira4
Kira4

I going to buy a Playstation 3 just to play this game later this year

solidum-jurgin
solidum-jurgin

wow sure a lot of fans ha been waiting for that and thier prayers are been answered so then it will be rise and more and more people will be playing at congratulations and keep it up you have reach more than rocket level of costumers satisfaction

TheArcade
TheArcade

Incubus420 I like your points as well they are accurate. I will agree that MGS has a very interesting story unlike some of the titles you mentioned but the story of the Halo series is by no means chopped liver. They have a pretty convincing story as well when you think about the Forerunners the rings and what significants they hold. The game is not just about blasting covenant (although that can be rather enjoyable). There isn't too many stories that compare to Halo other than Star Wars. Both MGS and Halo have powerful stories but I think each offers depth in their own unique way. It's hard for me to put one over the other because they are both great.

TheArcade
TheArcade

Hey Solid stinkface. Shut your pie hole you smug prick what if I didn't want to install the game? Mandatory install takes away playing time, time I could be using to do something else I don't know about you but it irritates me to no end when I have to play a game where I have to sit there for 3 minutes waiting for it to be ready for play because each portion must be installed. In most games I've played on any console it takes less than 10 seconds to swap the disc and no more than a few minutes for a multi-disc game to load punk. Atleast that's my personal exprience what proof do you have that it will take so long? I tell you what you say the whole process will take 5 minutes you sound ridiculous. You really are stupid aren't you? Stop talking about stuff you don't understand.

Solid_Heroes
Solid_Heroes

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Incubus420
Incubus420

@The Arcade Not gonna lie you have some valid points but, to be honest the reason people buy GTA's Halo's and Call of Duties(FPS halo copy) is becuase those are relativly easy games with cookie cutter stories that don't take much thought or patience. MGS is sortof like an RPG/Action game and it takes a good level of skill to beat this game. Not run and gun all the time.

Guts5
Guts5

Amir29 I completly disagree with you and what I said was factual. MPS format is 10 times smaller than a stadard audio wave. There is NO good reason to use the uncompressed format. When you're coding C and out point to your Audio track it does not have to be a specific audio type. Kojima had no good reason to use that format and it is massive in size. Considering how much spoken audio is in the game, it's a substantial amount of data that could have been 10 times smaller. These are facts. That being said I never made a claim as to how big the total game size would be. I do know it would be substantially smaller if he had not done what he did with the sound format. But Kojima was boasting about how big he was going to make the game LONG before it was done... so he trumped up the size . Sorta like the guy with 10,000 Christmas lights on his house. The top notch devs all have a supreme ego. Molyneux, Miyamoto, Itagaki, and of course Kojima. I disagree on the 64k and 128k as well. It has been my experience that the vast majority of people are tone deaf... and most can't tell a notcible difference. There's a reason so many popular music artists can't infact sing and are off key and people don't even know it. LOL @two_sweet46 I hear on the exlusives stuff, but it was easier when the generation first launched to aquire them and there will be fewer in the future. It's simple economics. When there are lets say 10 million 360 and PS3. You put your game on only one... thus losing out on potentially 10 million sales, but more realisticall 2-3 million for a top notch game. That's limiting your possible sales by $30 million in profit. So, in order to get an exclusive deal, MS or Sony would have to pony up probably at least $15 million. Now that that both systems are at near 15 - 20 million. That amount would be double and that should limit the number of exclusives being bought now. Just what I think.

two_sweet46
two_sweet46

Exclusives are very important. IMO the majority of people who buy a 360 was because of games like Gears of War and Halo 3. I have all three systems for different reasons: 360 because of gears of war and halo. Nintendo because they always has something different to offer, and games like Mario Galaxy, Zelda Twilight Princess, Metroid 3 and WiI Sports. PS3 because it has the most potential. PS3 also has most of my favorite franchises like Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy, and God of War. Kill Zone and MGS4 trailers looked amazing. Lets face it, mgs4 would have been a different game if it was designed for both systems. Konami would have designed it to fit on one disc for both systems.

Amir29
Amir29

Guts5: I'm sorry man but you are incorrect as well. Compressed audio is not an option in movies or games (even DVD or CD based) because that would make surround sound impossible. The sound quality difference IS audible from 64kb to 128kb. However, I do agree that (in stereo settings) you can not tell the difference between an mp3 at 128kb and .wav audio (uncompressed digital audio). There is also no way to "Artificially" make a game larger. LOL!!! The polygon count for all characters is tremendous!!! The collision detection and polygon trigger points are also top notch (as usual when it comes to Kojima's work) Please don't attack other users for giving misinformation if you are going to do the same thing. It's OK to be annoyed when you see misinformation being spread, but to be part of it as well, means you had no reason to attack someone else. As far as MGS4 making it to Xbox 360, that would require A LOT of compression for both audio and video. Not because the 360 is not capable, it's just that they're Dual Layer DVD media (8.5GB) will not be able to hold the jam packed Dual Layer BluRay of MGS4 at (50GB). What does bother me is that if Xbox 360 had BluRay technology, it would have been the better choice for MGS4 since it spent so many years being built on a PC and then ported to PS3. 360 (much like current PCs) runs most of it's tasks through one central processor and is just plain easier to program for. Especially when porting from PC to 360. But, the PS3 works differently. Programming should be based on the Sub Processors and the main processor is supposed to put it all together. Developers are starting to implement that now and that should make PS3s future VERY bright. But for now, we Sony lovers are just going to have to deal with the fact that 360 games are going to look better than our system for a little while longer. :(

King_Dodongo
King_Dodongo

Hopes metal gear doesn't have an end... cause I love the series!

Guts5
Guts5

@monkeyboss1 I question anyone that thinks Raiden is a cool character... Solid Snake oh hell yeah. Cool, tough, etc... Raiden... yeah, you're judgment is seriously in question here. But anyways. You're of course dead wrong on the 360 being able to run. The fact is Kojima artificially increased the size of the game, by making the audio a huge portion of it because it's uncompressed audio. Instead of compressed. The game is relatively short and doesn't take up that much space. That being said most games use standard compressed audio that what would drastically reduce the size of the game, and the human EAR can't tell really the difference. Just so you MIGHT grasp what I'm saying here. You ever heard of an MP3 player? Well, the MP3 format IS compressed sound and it is 10 times smaller than standard uncompressed sound. CDs have uncomrpessed full audio. Notice how only 12-18 songs fit on a CD? How many MPS3 fit on ana MP3 player? 10 times more. Starting to get it? Most people can't even tell the difference in sound from 64kb to 128kb, much less "high" def sound. You apparently have no idea how absurd the things you are saying really are. Not that being correct is your motive. That being said I still don't think it wil be ported.

TheArcade
TheArcade

monkeyboss1 How is it I'm whinning when I say I want the game to remain exclusively on PS3? The only other key thing that was mentioned I can think of is the game can be handled on 360. Does that count as bashing the PS3? Nope. Grow up Monkeyballz.

monkeyboss1
monkeyboss1

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jawshoeuh
jawshoeuh

is this where i go to bash the ps3?

TheArcade
TheArcade

You guys act like if it gets ported you will commit suicide. I know many people who own a copy of MGS4 and they played every game in the series religiously but when 4 came out they aren't all like "ZOMG! This is the best game EVAR!!! BETTER THAN *insert 360 game here*" Out of 8 friends who own the game I can honestly say that atleast 3 of those people were not satisfied with the game. The rest thought it was OK which is pretty good but not the report I expected to hear. Although some were okay with the 3 hour cut scenes and 5 hour gameplay alot of them claim the background graphics are muddy and dark just like a PS2 game. The actual characters models look incredible it's just the background that's a let down, another problem I've noticed from seeing trailers and videos of the game is it lacks color depth too grey and bland. The install times are a pain also heard most of the time it takes 3 minutes per each install. That is too long a wait if you ask me I don't want to have to wait 3 minutes before I play a game that already is running in the system. Everyone I talked to said it's not anywhere near the calibur of *insert random Metal Gear Solid game here* alot of them were disappointed. Why do people keep comparing MGS to Halo? Those are 2 different games they wouldn't work head-to-head. It must be because Halo is the stepping stone for games to be called great. Nothing wrong with that I guess. EdibleFood if MGS4 is such a deep game then why is it GTA4, COD4, and Halo 3 sell at extraordinary magnitude then any number MGS4 could possibly hope to accomplish within' week sales? You'd think that such a great game would sell way more than cheesy Halo right? I'm sure lots more people would notice it if it were so great. As for those nay sayers who swear cannot be ran on 360 I lol'ed at that one. Just because they make fanboyish statements in the game which BTW I thought was in bad taste, you don't see 360 or Wii games trying to slam PS3 hardware for what they think might be weaknesses, I play games to get away from fanboy nonsense anyway that does not mean it can't be done on the 360. I don't believe Kojima either, had he said otherwise Sony would not have funded that Metal Gear party he had a while back so the guy didn't have much choice. I say it can be ran on the 360, shoot I think it can be ran on the Wii. The Wii can handle Dead Rising after all. It's simple compress the audio and make the game 2 discs no biggie, no fanboy lies, no problem. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it should leave the exclusivity of the PS3. I think Sony may need this game, all I'm saying is I think it can be done on the 360 and most folks here are greatly exaggerating the power of the PS3's hardware that's all. Metal Gear as a series is still hot stuff.

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

planetgloom But 3 quarters of the room taken up was with lossless audio, which unless your listen to the game on bose headphones will have very little impact. The actual core code of the game could be handled by 360 without even breaking a sweat. The graphics aren't THAT good and the game is only just over 4 hours long. I could understand it if MGS4 had some real size but lets face it, it doesn't. A port could easily be done with some sound compression and a second disc. For the nine milionth time the PS3's cell processor doesn't matter squat in the graphics department, that comes from the machines graphics card which is just as good in the 360. Purlease stop all this fanboy nonsense. --------------------------------------------- yeah the graphics arn't that good are they? they suck compared to all mightly halo 3, ffs get a grip fanboy. if it went on 360 it would need to be on 4-6 discs which isn't profitable in most devlopers/publishers eyes take rage for example, and i laughed as soon as you said grpahics arn't that great hahahahaha

EdibleFood
EdibleFood

So quit whining MGS is quite possibly the best game of all time, better than gta or bioshock or halo

EdibleFood
EdibleFood

Woah I HAVE BOTH SYSTEMS I have to say that mgs is the most immersive game ever Gamertag: WretchedRyan Playstation Network: WretchedRyan

bandarman
bandarman

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bandarman
bandarman

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planetgloom
planetgloom

But 3 quarters of the room taken up was with lossless audio, which unless your listen to the game on bose headphones will have very little impact. The actual core code of the game could be handled by 360 without even breaking a sweat. The graphics aren't THAT good and the game is only just over 4 hours long. I could understand it if MGS4 had some real size but lets face it, it doesn't. A port could easily be done with some sound compression and a second disc. For the nine milionth time the PS3's cell processor doesn't matter squat in the graphics department, that comes from the machines graphics card which is just as good in the 360. Purlease stop all this fanboy nonsense.

residude
residude

The game wouldn't work properly on the 360 for the same reason they have to downgrade RAGE for the 360. Quote what the developer said, "it will simply look better on the ps3". If a game like RAGE has to be downgraded and have the graphics suffer for 360, imagine what they'd do to mgs4.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

even if all companies who have product placement in the game (including apple and sony) had no problem with the game going to the 360, and the contract konami has with sony allowed the game to go dual platform, and the sony movie deal didn't pose and issue, and if hideo kojima actually liked the 360, the game would some how have to fit into a 9GB DVD9 when the game is 50GB fully compressed. and I don't see a 6 disc set coming for the 360 plus I don't see hideo lowering the quality of his masterpiece.

metalgear-s
metalgear-s

Stop it! MGS4 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive and I strongly recommend anyone to get a PS3 for it!

Lord_Kantor
Lord_Kantor

If you played the game, Otacon makes a very intelligent comment in Shadow Moses about this game only being able to run on one disc with a dual-layered Blu-ray disc. It's true of course. This would probably need to me drastically shrunk down before even fitting on TWO discs, let alone one. Goodbye realistic graphics, excellent AI and destructible environments. The 360 could run MGS4 as well as the PS2 could run Morrowind. Basically, not at all. Face it, the PS3 is a far superior piece of hardware.

TheArcade
TheArcade

BR1NG3R Not that I care where it goes. But why is it technologically impossible? What he said.

BR1NG3R
BR1NG3R

Not that I care where it goes. But why is it technologically impossible?

YemeniXXVI
YemeniXXVI

it's technologically impossible for MGS4 to go on the 360.

TheArcade
TheArcade

The Playstation name did sell the last few gens, I think ever since Xbox hit the market they've been building their rep and getting the hang of this whole gaming thing. They acknowledged the whole Sony games sells bit and took full advantage of that. You can't blame them it's a good business move. Xbox didn't steal jack they paid for certain items to come to their system and in a few cases still remain multiplatform, that hardly counts as stealing. Also there was an MGS title on Xbox before so those people expecting MGS4 to hop on the 360 bandwagon have valid reason to think so. The whole Halo PS3 thing you used is a pretty bad example only because Microsoft owns Halo, they bought exclusive publishing rights to the series. Consider it a Microsoft 1st party, now MGS on the other hand Sony never bought the publishing rights to all things Metal Gear making the game not theirs it still belongs to Konami. The difference is Microsoft bought Halo from Bungie, Sony did not do the same for Metal Gear. So while Halo and Gears are Microsoft owned IP's Final Fantasy and Metal Gear are not owned by Sony. They've appeared on many systems that aren't Playstation so they are un-accountable. A better example of Sony 1st party is God of War that franchise Sony actually owns so concentrate on that. I used to think like you with the whole "GAMES MUST REMAIN EXCLUSIVE" reply but that all changed once I saw Sonic The Hedgehog on systems like Xbox/Nintendo/PS2 they were Sega's obvious rivals. Until I realized oh wait, it was Sega's own fault they shot themselves in the foot with all of the mistakes they've made. That's why I see games such as Shenmue on Xbox. It has come to my attention that companies cannot always keep exclusives unfortunately do to company difficulties therefore they end up letting the fans down. I was just as surprised when Crash Bandicoot games went multiplatform. Sony didn't even try to hold on to their huge exclusives and they let the mega big one slip away, Final Fantasy XIII. Why are you blaming Xbox fanboys for simply wanting such games Microsoft and the fans are not to detest shift the blame over to Sony they are the ones who let their fans down letting all those games go down the tubes. That's a two way street by the way when Microsoft lost Dead Rising to the Wii I seen alot of irritated Xbox fans, believe it or not the Xbox actually had exclusive games worth having the 360 for, retail games originally from the 360 name actually sells.

V-r0cK
V-r0cK

@ TheArcade ... PS2 had alot of exclusives mainly because the name Playstation simply sells. And because of that name companies usually go for it as well. MGS1 did well on PS1, MGS2 & 3 did well on PS2 etc..so why not again rite? Funny thing is that people that own xbox360 expect games that were exclusives to Playstation to easily join the bandwagon on the other side. How are people expect that after having MGS series on PS to suddenly come to xbox? Its just like saying imma buy a PS3 because im expecting Halo to be on it. I think exclusives are important to the consoles not for making more money to Sony or MS but those exclusives is what makes that system their own. If all games were multiplatform then Sony & MS should just share one console. But no, I would never want to see Gears or Halo on any other system then xbox because its those games that makes the name Xbox. Like at this moment its games like MGS4 (well see about Final Fantasy) is what makes Playstation. Sony doesnt steals any exclusives, they just want to keep what makes the name Playstation for what it means.

alz619
alz619

This probably means no mgs4 for 369 :(

TheArcade
TheArcade

Solid_Heroes I simply disagree.