The first venture into the Metal Gear franchise in the post-Hideo Kojima era flops hard in the UK
Just 10 years after Metal Gear Solid 4 broke series records by debuting in the UK charts at No. 1 and only 3 years after Metal Gear Solid: V did even better in the charts, the first installment in the franchise since the release of series creator Hideo Kojima has failed to even break into the Top 5 of the UK charts in its first week of release.
The game, which focused more on a survival/horror vibe compared to previous installments, debuted at No. 6 in the UK All Formats chart. With the Playstation 4 only making it as far as the No. 13 spot, despite accounting for 68% of all sales.
Konami will be disappointed enough that the game is failing to live up the hype of Metal Gear Solid entries 4 and 5, but what will be even less pleasing is that the numbers aren’t even reaching the heights of previous side-entry into the franchise Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Only time will tell how the poor sales impact the popular gaming franchise in the long run, but it’s certainly not a good sign for the future of Metal Gear without Kojima on board. And yet, maybe that’s not such a bad thing in the eyes of most fans?