Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes

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InFamous: Second Son becomes the first PS4-only All Formats All Prices UK No.1, but is actually only the second biggest week one for PS4, behind Killzone: Shadow Fall back at launch.

The first inFamous title debuted at No.5 back in week 22 of 2009, whilst inFamous 2 charted at No.4 in week 23 of 2011.

Konami's Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is new at No.2, with PS4 taking a huge 58 per cent of all sales. Xbox One accounted for 20 per cent, PS3 15 per cent and Xbox 360 just 7 per cent.

The new releases force EA's Titanfall down to No.3 which saw sales drop a hefty 73 per cent.

Square Enix's Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is new at No.4, followed by South Park: The Stick of Truth at No.5. FIFA 14 sticks at No.6 and Dark Souls 2 slides five places to No.7.

Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 12, 2014

6.FIFA 14

Sony will be pretty pleased with the performance of inFamous: Second Son, but MGS5 Ground Zeroes launching in second even though it appears on four formats must go down as a blow for Konami. Although, some may argue that selling a glorified demo and earning a No.2 chart position is a great bit of business by Konami.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls launches tomorrow, but digital sales may prevent the game from charting at No.1 in the retail charts this time next week. Also coming to stores are Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney on 3DS, and a pair of Invizimals titles for PS3 and PS Vita.

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essex1212@ Jesus_Phish

But that 20 minutes for Mario is cheating as most people are gonna have to find that out on the net.
I'm talking about doing the game properly for starters and I watched the Angry Joe review and he...

1. Has never played a metal gear game before
2. He's average at games from what I have seen on his twitch channel for his Killzone Shaddow fall review

And I think he did it in an hour, that's not 20 odd quid value there and to me and a few others it's just a demo.
But hey I remember the free version of Moto GP on the original Xbox and they patched it because of my trolling (Don't do it anymore).
I went around the course backwards crashing into people :P Wouldn't do that for a main game though as it was just a demo.
My mates joined in as well when they were over, people use to go nuts on there and the reactions were priceless.
Posted 11:22 on 25 March 2014
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You say that though like after the game over screen his game disc vanishes. There is a lot of replay in this new Metal Gear and every time you play you can do it differently because there is a lot of openness.

Yes, if you where only going to play this once ever and it took 90 minutes to finish it would be bad value for money. But this isn't a movie (Metal Gear jokes aside) and you can get much more out of it through several plays with different styles each time.

I don't think it has to be a long game, and frankly I don't like long games because I have a lot of games I want to play and little time to do it, most long games end up outstaying their welcome. This is short but has plenty of replay value in it.
Posted 16:46 on 24 March 2014
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Lalaland@ Jesus_Phish

It's a fair point but that is true of pretty much any game, if you enjoyed the endless make work in AC III then that game could hit 100s of hours. Games reviews have to be aimed at an everyman (to some extent) and when the main spine of the game is done in 90-120 minutes then €30 represents bad value to most folk.

Of course if you're having fun then it's irrelevant but any game can take that prize, including Flappy Bird, a line has to be drawn somewhere. I've bought quite a few of the 'walking simulator' indie games and found enjoyment with 25 minutes of gameplay and no replayability. For me the value line for those kind of experiences is at around €15-€20 but €30 rises into the 'really good long game on sale' territory. I bought all of the GT Prologue titles over the years but repetition is a key element of any racing game whereas I enjoyed MGS IV but only once so for me the thought of playing the same area over and over is unappealing.

We as gaming enthusiasts know that's what's on offer here I have to wonder if this will damage the overall MGS brand with less engaged gamers who get home and are looking at a game over screen after 90-120 minutes?
Posted 15:36 on 24 March 2014
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Jesus_Phish@ alphafour

Yes, games are cheaper now. So your brand new copy of Metal Gear which takes "20 minutes" to finish is cheaper than a brand new copy of Super Mario 3 in 1990 which took "20 minutes" to finish. If MGS was more expensive then you might have a point, but it's not.

So what's the issue that this game can be beaten in less than 20 minutes*? My point still stands, games can be completed rather quickly and always have been. And Mario 3 is a prime example of that, as anyone regardless of skill has a solid chance of finishing that game in less than 20 minutes armed with only the knowledge of how to get the Warp Zone whistles.

*if you have prior knowledge of exactly what it is you have to do and you skip every cutscene and bit of dialogue.

@Lalaland - regardless of whether it is unique game play or free 90 prisoners, if people are having fun doing it which by all accounts of what I've seen from people playing it then what does it matter?

I paid around 40 quid for a copy of Tony Hawk 2, which I can finish in about 15 minutes if I put my mind to it, yet I've probably played it for over 100 hours because I enjoyed it. And people are doing the same here.
Posted 13:21 on 24 March 2014
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Lalaland@ Jesus_Phish

Maybe but a lot of that remaining 70% is not unique gameplay but rather 'Rescue all 19 prisoners' style stuff. Quite a few live streamers have played this and the average completion time is hovering around 90 minutes which is way too little for €30. If you were to count all the 'gotta catch 'em all' objectives and for games they'd all be 100 hr+ experiences
Posted 13:04 on 24 March 2014
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alphafour@ Jesus_Phish

The whole 'games used to cost much more back in the day' is irrelevant. We don't live in 'back in the day' times we live in today's world. In today's world, we are in the grips of a (nearly) worldwide recession and games are cheaper than they have ever been.

As such, for a glorified demo to come out and take the royal p*** is unacceptable. This has to go up there with horse armour etc.
Posted 13:04 on 24 March 2014
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Jesus_Phish@ essex1212

Reading around online and everyone is saying that with about 5 hours of game time they've roughly 30% completion.

You're not finishing the game in 20 minutes unless you know what you're doing. You can finish Super Mario 3 on the original NES in about 20 minutes if you know what you're doing, that game cost much more than the new Metal Gear.
Posted 12:12 on 24 March 2014
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Apparent Ground Zeroes sold 3 times as much on Ps4 compared with Xbone. Shows it's still considered a Playstation brand.
Posted 11:41 on 24 March 2014
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Glad Metal Gear didn't get to number one. Selling a game (C'mon lets be honest it's a demo) that can be finished in 20-40 minutes for most people at 23 quid (via sainsburys in store) is not right.

Even 10 quid is pushing it for that long and I bought Journey for a tenner knowing it was only a few hours.
Posted 11:27 on 24 March 2014
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Really happy to see FFX up there. Not surprised by anything else in the top 10 TBH.
Posted 11:19 on 24 March 2014


Units sold. But you'd expect a new first party title to do well for the first week as this drives sales.
Posted 11:08 on 24 March 2014
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Is this chart based on money earned or units sold? Because Infamous is more expensive than MGS. Also how is Aliens still selling?
Posted 10:16 on 24 March 2014

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Release Date: 21/03/2014
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
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