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Metal Gear Solid 4 blows retail away!

Huge first week sales as Hideo Kojima's epic PLAYSTATION®3 title enjoys storming first week

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that sales of its newly-released Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots title for PLAYSTATION?3 have exceeded one million units within the first week.

Konami has shipped over one million copies of the game to retailers across Europe to meet the exceptional demand, with high sales confirmed in all European territories and securing the Number One position in the relevant sales charts.

Released globally on June 12th, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots marks the final adventure for series hero Solid Snake. With his body failing and ageing at an accelerated rate, Snake is called on one last mission to halt the plans of his long-term nemesis Liquid Snake. Liquid has seized control of a series of private armies for his own nefarious needs and, in a mission that spans the Middle East, South America and returns to Shadow Moses, Snake must stop Liquid at all costs. Also included on the disc is Metal Gear Online, a dedicated online game featuring locations from and inspired by MGS4.

In addition to the high sales across Europe, Konami has also confirmed that the limited edition MGS4sets that comprised a‘Making Of’ Blu-Ray, soundtrack CD and‘Old Snake’ mannequin. 25,000 sets were made available across Europe, but were snapped up almost immediately by fans of the series.

“The Metal Gear Solid series has again proved its huge potential, and we are delighted with the fantastic response the game has enjoyed at retail,” commented Martin Schneider, Sales and Marketing Director Germany for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH.“MGS4 is nothing short of a masterpiece– an epic conclusion to the Solid Snake story. We are extremely pleased with the positive feedback we have received from retail and consumers alike, and will keep satisfying their needs with updates to the game’s‘Extra’ option, and via new content to Metal Gear Online.”

About KONAMI CORPORATION

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health&Fitness Business" and "Gaming&System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid?, Silent Hill? and Pro Evolution Soccer™ amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games.

? 1987 2008 Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

“METAL GEAR SOLID” and“GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. "KONAMI" is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is out now for PLAYSTATION?3. For more information on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and the Metal Gear Solid series, please contact Steve Merrett at Voltage PR on 020 7903 5122 or email steve@voltagepr.com.

Further information can be found at www.metalgearsolid.com.

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