Attack of the Fanboy

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Made $179 Million On Its First Day

by Damian Seeto


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain earned an astounding $179 million on its first day on sale.

This figure was calculated by a new report from Adobe Digital Index (via VentureBeat) talking about recent gaming trends.

To put this into perspective, Avengers: Age of Ultron earned $84 million globally on its first day out in cinemas. However to be fair though, the average price of a video game is more expensive than a cinema ticket.

Still, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain earning $179 million on its first day is impressive since its budget was $80 million. It’s hard to think why Konami was paranoid on pouring so much money on the project. Sure the game had to be delayed, but the gameplay made up for it.

However, the game does not hold the record for earning the most revenue in one day for an entertainment product. That record belongs to Rockstar when it first released Grand Theft Auto V for the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013. The game earned an amazing $800 million on its launch day…

Still, Konami should be happy with the game’s success because it made a lot of money. Hopefully this means Konami will consider making more AAA games and not just concentrate only on mobile games.

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