MGS4 ships a million in Europe

Solid Snake's swan song on the PS3 topped "relevant" Euro sales charts in its first week on the market.

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Back in November 2007, Ryan Payton notably said that Hideo Kojima's latest epic creation, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, would need to sell 1 million copies on day one for Konami to recoup the money spent on the game.

Last week, Konami appeared to make a sizable dent in that feat with its PlayStation 3-exclusive stealth action epic. The game shot to the top of the Japanese sales charts, selling more than 500,000 units in just three days.

Now, the figures from all of Europe are in, and the game has officially shipped more than a million copies in the region, according to Konami. As for sales, Konami also notes that the game has landed "the number-one position in the relevant sales charts [for Europe]." Konami didn't specify individual regions, but MGS4 scored the top slot in the UK during its debut week, according to Chart-Track.

Konami also said that all 25,000 units of the limited-edition Metal Gear Solid 4 set sold out "almost immediately" in Europe. The sets included a "making-of" Blu-ray Disc, a soundtrack CD, and an "Old Snake" mannequin.

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