Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Ships 1 Million Worldwide

By Ishaan . April 25, 2014 . 11:01am

An upcoming update and patch for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will unlock the Jamais Vu (Raiden) and Deja Vu (Old Snake) missions for use across all platforms. The update, Konami said, is in celebration of the game shipping 1 million copies.


The Deja Vu mission was initially exclusive to PlayStation platforms and let players play as pixelated, low-polygon model of Solid Snake. The mission involved recreating key scenes, and were rewarded with flashbacks to the previous game.


Meanwhile, Jamais Vu was a fast-moving mission that let players play as Raiden, and included references to Hideo Kojima’s 1988 adventure game Snatcher.


The update that unlocks both missions will be available May 1st.

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  • subsamuel01

    That’s a really low number considering it released on four different consoles and has the title of Metal Gear.

  • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

    Is that supposed to be impressive?

    • Richard N

      Kinda. For a bullshit $30 title, hey.

  • Kaien

    1m mgs5 demo sold

    • Godmars

      No, shipped. Sold to retailers not gamers.

      Not particularly healthy of neither Konami nor game journalist trying to put a positive spin on something which likely would have sold more, if the product itself had more substance.

      • Anime10121

        Well it is positive (for them) that a game as small as this one shipped 1 million copies at 20-30 bucks a print especially considering its not even including download sales since those aren’t “shipped”.

        • Godmars

          Except its not positive, its spin. Proudly proclaiming something shipped less than a tenth of the product its associated with it. Announcing to shareholders rather than customers such a thing works well enough to try again and again until paid demos are a standard thing.

          • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

            That is exactly why I refuse to support it but the same can’t be said for everyone else judging by their sales lol >.<.

          • God

            If you are not part of an actual protest movement, then not buying only to avoid supporting is simply stupid, you don’t acomplish anything… But if you truly care, you need to get people, and make a revolution! VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

          • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

            So long as I’m aware that I’m not supporting the non-sense that’s all that matters.

            I can’t speak for anyone but myself so no matter how you look at it taking any action or a “revolution” (lol) is simply pointless and not buying is by far the best solution for myself.

          • God

            Not really, with a REVOLUCIÓN, even you fail, you fail to acomplish you objective, you probably made them lose between 100-10.000 sales, and made some awareness that there are people who are seriously bothered by it, if only you don’t but the game, they are down 1 sale, no awareness is made, and only you end up losing since you miss on a great game.

          • Anime10121

            But that’s the point, its good to them, that being able to sell essentially a demo at half the price of a full game and STILL managing a million copies is a good thing to Konami, as it shows just how much pull the MGS name has, that they could even get away with this and sell more than some series (like the Atelier series for instance) will sell in 5-6 games.

            I’m not supporting this in the slightest (well I kinda did since I bought the game), as I know it isnt benefiting us gamers in the slightest and hope with all my heart that this doesnt start becoming standard fair, but to Konmai, and their share holders, this is indeed a good thing.

          • Repede91

            I kinda doubt Konami expected to GZ to sell half as many units as a main series entry of the franchise. Given the smaller install base of the new consoles and the game`s short length.

          • Godmars

            You say not realizing that it was put on the 360 and PS3 as well?

            That’s one title from a popular IP offered on four different platforms, which “sold” a million total.

    • Anime10121

      So… If I recall correctly, it means it sold just as much as GT5:Prologue :P

    • Keksus

      A demo with at least 8h playtime one might add.

  • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

    That’s a tragedy.. I guarantee somewhere along the lines in the future other companies will consider taking the same route to get money out of their fans seeing as this sold pretty well for a demo trying to be its standalone game lol.

    • Anime10121

      I’m part of the problem :(

      MGS fan is just too strong within me :(

      I need HALP…

      • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

        Well as a fan myself even I decided “Nope.” seeing as I could put that money towards something that could last longer. Especially with all the good games being announced this year I wouldn’t let that demo put a dent in my wallet >.<.

        • Anime10121

          I said the same thing when it was $40, and then it got knocked down to 30, and considering I’d already at that point bought a TV AND a PS4 to play MGSV:GZ, I was like, might as well buy it…

          The good thing is, the game is good, but the bad is that it’s good and short :/

          • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

            I wouldn’t doubt it being good lol. I’d be shocked if it wasn’t but even so I still won’t even give it a second thought when it comes to purchasing a demo lengthed game x.x.

            I used to think buying in-disc DLC’s was bad but this is hitting a dangerous point in gaming in my eyes which is why I refuse to support it lol.

    • decus

      I always laugh when people call it a demo. Well, it is a demo in the sense that’s it’s demo-ing some of the things that will be in Phantom Pain, but not in the sense that it should be free.

      The map is bigger than all of the maps in MGS2 combined, the missions are more fun/longer playtime, etc. As long as you don’t -have to have- cutscenes and codecs in your metal gear it’s one of the better games in the series and entirely worth $20.

      • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

        I’ll make sure to note the truth makes you laugh. I jest xD.

        That aside the thing is it didn’t have to be a demo or game to explain the events that will lead into Phantom Pain. It could’ve been a short video trailer on Youtube or whatever but seeing as most of the fans were impatient for a new title that’s what lead to them selling a demo and getting away with it lol.

        If you enjoy it and see the worth in wasting money on it that’s fine but just don’t block out the obvious truth that its basically a demo you’ve paid for and could possibly lead to an extremely dangerous point in gaming if other companies choose to follow the same path out of greed.

        • decus

          No, no, you misunderstand! It’s people ignorantly proclaiming lies as truth that makes me laugh. Like I said, it depends why you enjoy MGS games. If you just want story or codecs or cutscenes or whatever then, yeah, GZ is entirely a waste of a purchase–just watch a youtube video or something, konami isn’t exactly taking them down and never has that I know of, for any of the games.

          But in terms of gameplay? It’s the best MGS game yet and there’s just so many things to do/mess around with. Sure, the gameplay will be in Phantom Pain whenever it comes out, likely improved based on feedback and more dev time, but calling GZ a wasted purchase because of that is as silly as telling anybody to skip a game in a series they like because the next one will be better. Not that I haven’t skipped on buying a MGS game before; I refuse to ever buy MGS4, as to me that was a ‘just watch it on youtube’ game and even then wasn’t good, but loved the hell out of peace walker. I think GZ was made for that type of MGS fan.

          I say this only because you only seem to be against buying it on principle when, to begin with, your principle is a lie and might be preventing you from getting a game you’d otherwise enjoy. To repeat myself, the amount of gameplay content is greater than and has greater variance than what was in MGS2. Also greater than what was in MGS1. Yet it’s cheaper than either of those games were at launch and only twice the price of MGS1 on PSN. To call it a game made from greed is similar to calling any game a game made from greed–it’s only true if the customers, the people who’ve actually bought it, feel burned after the purchase. DA2 comes to mind as such a title–I refuse to buy bioware games at launch or anywhere near launch because of it. GZ is not such a title and the only people I’ve heard complain about it or imply it should’ve been free are those who not only haven’t bought it, but haven’t even so much as played a friend’s copy (read: actually played it for free). Or career youtube reviewers wanting to jump on the “everybody is hating on this game so better get my hits and thus revenue from it” bandwagon. They didn’t “buy” the game so much as they invested in it as a platform to make back more than the game’s $20 cost. Hell, some clearly didn’t even buy it.

    • jordanbobordan

      Speak for yourself, not all of us are cynical doom-sayers. It is a well made game that deserves it’s price through the quality of design alone. The content in GZ will not appear in PP, and should you do more than derp your way through the first mission you will find an engaging set of mechanics, amazing sound and visual design, and one of the best kinaesthetic experiences out there. But far be it from me to stop you from jumping right on that bandwagon along with every one else who hasent even played the game.

      • Anko Is Furious (King T.G.P)

        All I do is speak for myself.

        That’s about all I needed to say and normally I’d go further into detail but there’s no need for it with your reply lol.

  • surakian

    Well, Konami has to spin it in a good light somehow.

    • Yep! The whole thing about making Exclusive content is a d-word move. Good to know they amended that aspect, at least.

  • colorblindnightmare

    Eh. That means nothing to me personally. GZ is really good though, and having access to the other dlc is good news to me!

  • Liamv2

    I really hope this doesn’t set a bad precedent for the future of gaming.

  • jordanbobordan

    Still loving all of the butt hurt ‘demo’ comments. Quality built gaming experience that easily meets the 20/30 dollar price tag. No one forced you to buy it, and Kojima showed that the GZ mission could be beaten within ten minutes before it was released. As an objective observer and budding game designer, the work and skill put into GZ is more than most trained professionals could ever hope to achieve.

  • leingod

    This game should’ve been like… $15. People would’ve complained less, and it would’ve probably sold more.

  • Repede91

    I dunno i have paid three times as much for shorter games; but the quality justified their heftier price.

  • I’ve put about 12 hours into it now. What’s this about it being a ‘demo’ again?

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