Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes ships 1 million across all platforms

Konami announced that its Metal Gear Solid 5 prologue, Ground Zeroes, has shipped over one million units worldwide since its launch last month.

The milestone accounts for all copies shipped on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 in all regions. Developer Kojima Productions confirmed this week that Ground Zeroes' formerly console-exclusive gameplay modes will hit all available platforms on May 1 as free downloadable content.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes takes series protagonist Snake, now played by Kiefer Sutherland, into an open world – with mixed results, according to our review.
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KONAMI Announces Patch and Update for METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

Konami and Kojima to celebrate one million GROUND ZEROES copies shipped by unlocking platform exclusive missions in upcoming update

El Segundo, CA – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced a patch and an update for METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. In celebration of one million copies shipped worldwide, Kojima Productions has announced that its latest title update will unlock and allow all users to access the Déjà vu and Jamais Vu platform exclusive missions. The update will be available from May 1st.

Originally launched exclusively for PlayStation platforms, the Déjà vu mission, often referred to as a "throwback" mission, is based on missions from the original METAL GEAR SOLID game and lets users play as a pixelated, low polygon Solid Snake. To progress in the mission, players must recreate the key scenes. As a reward, players will see flashbacks to the previous game.

"Jamais Vu", the Xbox platform exclusive mission, references the 1988 game, "SNATCHER," the second video game written and directed by Hideo Kojima. In the mission, the menacing bioroid "Snatchers" are dropped into Camp Omega to kill and steal the identities of everything they come in contact with. To kill off these enemies, players need a hero other than Snake-enter Raiden, the superhuman ninja cyborg from previous METAL GEAR titles, including most recently METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE. This time, Raiden dispenses with his High-Frequency Blade in favor of heavy weaponry to completely annihilate the "Snatcher" threat.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is the prologue in the METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience. The prologue primes gamers for the massive story and gameplay experience to come in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, which will be released at a future date.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is available at retail stores now on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft for the MSRP of $29.99. Alternatively, for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One users, the game can be downloaded for $29.99 suggested retail price. PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 users can also choose to download the game for $19.99 SRP.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.