Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain has shipped 6m units between retail and digital as of 31st December 2015, Konami revealed in its latest earnings report.
This and other hits like PES 2016 and popular Japanese mobile title Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu, which received over 19m downloads since its release last year, brought the company's digital entertainment revenue up to Ľ93.4bn in the last nine months of 2015. That's a 37.5 per cent increase from the Ľ67.9bn it raised in the same timeframe in 2014.
This brought the sector's overall profit to Ľ25.5bn, a significant increase over the Ľ10.7bn it acquired for the same period in 2014.
Konami's gaming and system division, however, only saw a slight increase in revenue to Ľ24.4bn over last year's Ľ23.2bn.
The company's Pachinko and pachislot (slot machine) revenue decreased slightly year-over-year from Ľ10.1bn to Ľ8.2bn, despite Konami releasing a Silent Hill-themed pachislot and Castlevania-themed Pachinko cabinet (the wonderfully titled CR Pachinko Akumajo Dracula is the second entry in the series). No wonder Silent Hills was canned and Castlevania abandoned.