According to Konami, their latest title exlcusive to the PS3 has sold four and a half million copies netting $2.56B (USD).
Helped by the Meal Gear sales, Konami’s profits were 17,826 million Yen ($198.8 million USD), up 17.3% over the previous year. Konami’s video game division saw the largest increase of any other Konami group as profits were up 10.6 percent to 148.7 billion Yen ($1.6 billion USD).
In Konami’s own words, “The Metal Gear series is exhibiting its strength as a brand, steadily increasing the number sold year-to-date to more than 4.5 million units.” Konami also announced that Metal Gear Online is now up to one million accounts worldwide in the first four months since the June 2008 launch.
Overall, Konami sold 22.35 million units of software over the nine months. In addition to Metal Gear Solid 4, other software played a large role in Konami’s success with Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 selling 7.41 million units according to a GameSpot article.