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MGS PSP sales "progressed steadily"

Castlevania, PES to do autumn business.

Sales of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker have "progressed steadily" after the game received "favourable reviews", according to Konami.

Hideo Kojima's PSP game helped Konami boost net income for the three months ended 30th June to 1.27 billion yen. That's an increase of 245 per cent on the same period last year.

The company pointed out that "[MGS: Peace Walker] became the first PSP title to receive a perfect score of 40 points in an industry magazine's cross review". That's Famitsu, in case you're wondering. Eurogamer also liked the game.

Konami noted "steady sales" of the World Cup version of Winning Eleven (PES), too. And all that despite "severe" Japanese market conditions.

The publisher looked ahead to titles like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (playable at the Eurogamer Expo 2010, don't you know) and PES 2011 to bring the yen-bucks in this autumn. Konami said there had been a "great response" to the pair at E3 in June.

Other game on their way include Karaoke Revolution Glee, a take on the popular telly series Glee, and DanceDanceRevolution for PS3.

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