MGS5: The Phantom Pain MB Coin Prices Reduced (UPDATED)

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Mother Base Coins (MB Coins) prices have been reduced.

We have just been told that the previously discussed higher prices of the MB Coins were actually in New Zealand Dollars – after applying the exchange rates, both the prices appear to be almost the same.

So apparently, no change has been made to the rates. Needless to say, having to pay 50 bucks for an in-game content of this sort is not sitting well with the fans still.

Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Mother Base Coins were originally priced pretty high but Konami has changed how much you will have to pay for them now.

MB coins, which is the “in-game currency that may be used to shorten development time for certain weapons/items or expand certain base facilities,” is bought by a number of fans who don’t like the wait.

If you are one of those guys, here’s what you will have to spend in order to get 100, 550, 1150, 3500 or 6000 MB Coins:

  • 100 MB Coins – $0.99 USD
  • 1150 MB Coins – $9.99 USD
  • 3500 MB Coins – $29.99 USD
  • 6000 MB Coins – $49.99 USD

These MB Coins for Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain are available for purchase now, but are they priced fairly now?


For those of you who don’t know, the MB Coins were previously priced much higher than this. The 6000 coin pack was going to cost $79.95 while even purchasing 3500 of them would almost cost as much as the game itself i.e. $48.95.

It appears that Konami understood the complaints fans have had with the pricing.

That being said, contrasting views have come up about Mother Base Coins in the past where the publishers said that they will only be purchasable with real world currency and on the other hand an FAQ section on their website said players will “sometimes be awarded MB Coins for free, for instance as a daily bonus.”

Have you tried out Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain yet?

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.