Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots, one of the most highly anticipated games for the Playstation 3 system was released on June 12th, not even a week ago. After the first four days of its release in Japan, 476,334 copies were reportedly sold, which already makes it the best selling PS3 title over there. The number is the combined sales of each edition of the game, whether the standard, special edition, or one of the two hardware bundles that it came in.
In the UK, the fastest selling PS3 game, Grand Theft Auto IV, wasn't dethroned. However, Metal Gear Solid 4 took second place, finishing ahead of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue. According to videogamer.com's UK Video Game Chart, MGS4 is number one, with Lego Indiana Jones coming in second, and GTA IV in third.
The game's sales have also greatly aided the PS3's console sales (at least in Japan). Usually, ten thousand sales a week is excellent when you compare it to the usual amount of sales for each week over the past couple of months, but with Metal Gear Solid 4 still in its first week of release, 77,208 units have already been sold! Nintendo easily won the console race for the month of May, but if the PS3 continues to sell with the help of MGS4, the DS and Wii might not be sitting so pretty at the end of June.