Metal Gear Solid V made double what Age of Ultron did on day one

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made an impressive $179 million on its first day of release, double what Age of Ultron managed to pull in.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain made $179 million globally on its first day on sale, according to Adobe Digital Index's new report on gaming trends. That’s double what Avengers: Age of Ultron ($84.5 million) or Jurassic World ($82 million) managed to rake in on their first days.

That’s a particularly impressive statistic when you take into account that Metal Gear Solid V cost an estimated $80 million to make. Age of Ultron, by comparison, had a whopping $250 million budget.

Of course, movies are typically judged on their opening weekend. Age of Ultron took in $191 million, while Jurassic World did $209 million.

Principal analyst and director at Adobe, Tamara Gaffney, wrote in the report that marketers may be surprised at the size of the gaming industry. “These games get more social buzz on opening day than most movies do, and the revenue for one of the top games this year outdid the highest-grossing movie start [Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $91 million] by nearly double,” she added.

There was certainly plenty of buzz surrounding Metal Gear Solid V considering the replacement of David Hayter as the voice of Snake and the situation between Konami and Hideo Kojima.

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