Konami’s latest release, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has shot into first place this week which is likely a surprise to nobody, though it’s not like it had an easy time getting there as it was up against the post-apocalyptic action title, Mad Max.

Landing Konami its first number one of the year, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain sits comfortably in first place this week, but surprisingly it’s the first time a Metal Gear game has been in first place since 2008. It also managed to beat the opening-week sales of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty by a little under 37 per cent. Sales of the game are also high enough to award it third place in terms of first week sales in 2015.

As you might expect, sales were mostly for the PlayStation 4, with 72 per cent of the share, with Xbox One at 22 per cent, PS3 sat at 3 per cent, and finally Xbox 360 sat at 2 per cent. Though considering this has been a PlayStation title up until Ground Zeroes, it comes as no surprise. (of course this isn’t including re-releases and the HD Collections).

Moving back to Mad Max, Warner Bros. latest release couldn’t quite fend of Metal Gear for the top spot, putting the game in second place. Last week’s number one, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, still sits strong in the charts in third place, followed by Sony’s Until Dawn, which is down two places in fourth.

Elsewhere in the charts, the re-release of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse lands in thirty fifth place, and Ubisoft and Big Ben Interactive’s Rugby World Cup 2015 lands in thirty ninth.


Here’s the full run-down:

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  2. Mad Max
  3. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  4. Until Dawn
  5. Disney Infinity 3.0
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. LEGO Jurassic World
  8. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  9. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  10. Batman Arkham Knight

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