Metal Gear Solid V becomes 2015’s third fastest seller

Konami has landed their first number one of 2015 with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, beating the opening sales for MGS2: Sons of Liberty by almost 37% in the process.

It has also become the UK’s third fastest seller of the year after Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher III.

Sales were split 72% on PS4, 22% on Xbox One, 3% on PS3 and just 2% on Xbox 360. RIP last-generation.

Despite arriving to a sea of 6/10s, Mad Max managed to enter at #2. Again, the PS4 version came out on top.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – last week’s chart topper – falls to #3 with sales down 64%. Fellow recent arrivals Until Dawn and Disney Infinity 3.0 also saw a dip in sales, dropping 52% and 35% respectively to fill spaces #4 and #5.

Another two titles managed to break the top 40 – Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse at #35 and Rugby World Cup 2015 at #39.

Then over in the single formats Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls topped the PS Vita chart while LBX: Little Battlers Experience made its 3DS chart debut at #16.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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