Konami has announced that 1 million copies of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots were shifted in Europe during the game's first week on sale.

As for those limited edition versions, complete with a Making Of Blu-ray disc, soundtrack CD and Snake mannequin - all 25,000 have now been snapped up.

"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," said top Konami bigwig Martin Schneider.

"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."

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released on June 12th. It marks the final chapter in the story of Solid Snake, who is called upon to battle long-term nemesis Liquid Snake. However, as assistant producer Ryan Payton recently stated, it won't be the last game in the series.

Rumours the next instalment will be titled Metal Gear Solid 5: The Ballad of Rococo McSpuffers are completely made up.

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