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MGS5: Ground Zeroes sales triple on PS4 over Xbox One

Xbox One made up just four per cent of Konami's quarterly revenue

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes sold three times as many units on PlayStation 4 than on Xbox One, Konami has revealed.

While specific figures were not provided by the Tokyo based company, it stated that, for the financial period between April and June, the PS4 accounted for 12 per cent of its software sales, while Xbox One contributed four per cent.

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For the period, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes was the only PS4 and Xbox One game available from Konami.

MGS5: Ground Zeroes made its debut in March, meaning that a significant amount of sales would have acclimated before April-June quarter. But in this case, the PS4 edition of the game still outsold the Xbox One edition. During the January-March quarter, PS4 made up eight per cent of of Konami's total software sales, while the Xbox One made up three per cent.

In April, Konami announced Ground Zeroes shipped one million copies since it release. The figure accounted for retail units shipped worldwide, and did not include digital sales across PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Although it began life on the MSX, the Metal Gear Solid series is traditionally considered a PlayStation franchise. The legacy of the series on Sony consoles, as well as its appeal in Japan, could be a contributing factor to its popularity on PS4.

However, other major multiplatform titles appear to be performing better on PS4. In the UK, first week sales of Tomb Raider Definitive Edition were 38 per cent higher on PS4.

Additionally, more PS4 consoles have been sold than Xbox One. In March Sony Computer Entertainment announced that worldwide PS4 sales reached six million units as of March 2.

Microsoft last provided specific numbers on Xbox One sales in January, when it confirmed more than three million units were sold globally by the end of 2013. The console has seen a surge in interest since Microsoft began offering a cheaper bundle that does not contain a Kinect camera.

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