That's roughly 8 times what MGS2 was... and MGS2 sold a SHIT ton more copies than this one will sell. I can understand Konami's beef with that, from a cold hard business point of view. Game costs are just ridiculous these days and developers don't really seem to give a shit. At some point, either they're going to have to scale back or the indie scene is going to completely take over.
Having said all this... I think it blows that they destroyed the MGS franchise. Let us all sing the infectious Joan Baez song from the end of MGS GZ in it's honor.