Konami Ships 5 Million Copies Of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
In its half-year financial briefing, Konami disclosed that it has now shipped 5 million copies of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This is inclusive of digitally sold copies, pushing Konami’s gaming business sales and profit significantly ahead of last year.
Revenue grew 17.5 percent to ¥51.7 billion ($427.6 million) and segment profit jumped by 71.6 percent to ¥12.7 billion ($105 million). Konami corporate-wide operating profits nearly doubled from this point last year, with net gains more than twice the FY2015 half-year totals at ¥7.8 billion ($64.5 million).
With the exception of its health and fitness business, Konami saw revenue gains in digital entertainment, gambling, and pachislot and pachinko machines. All of the company’s divisions experienced positive net profit for the first six months of the year.
Unfortunately for gamers, Konami has absolutely nothing announced in its console and PC pipeline. While it’s safe to expect another Pro Evolution Soccer next year, all of the company’s other owned properties are, as of now, missing in action.
The future of Silent Hill, Contra, Castlevania, and even Metal Gear are completely up in the air. Konami has certainly paid lip service to staying in the console market, but with nothing announced for North America at all right now, we’ve only faith to go on.