Konami has announced that the Metal Gear series created by Hideo Kojima has now sold over 60 million copies worldwide, accounting for every mainline game, spin-off and remaster. From September 2022 to June this year alone, the series sold around 700,000 units. This comes in light of Konami’s recent announcements of a planned Metal Gear Solid 3 remake as well as the Master Collection which bundles the first three Solid games plus the original two Metal Gear titles.
As reported by Exputer, Konami’s recent earnings report revealed that the Metal Gear series collectively sold over 60 million copies in its history, though the publisher didn’t mention the specifics of how much each title sold. The franchise covers the original Metal Gear games as well as the five mainline Metal Gear Solid titles and the numerous spin-offs including Portable Ops and the critically slammed Metal Gear Survive.
Konami is aiming to bring the series back into the gaming spotlight, albeit without its original creator Hideo Kojima, who parted ways with the studio almost a decade ago to form his own development company, Kojima Productions. Kojima’s studio is currently working on Death Stranding 2, an untitled xCloud project with Microsoft and the leaked horror game, Overdose.
Meanwhile, the next few months will see the release of the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1, which bundles the first two Metal Gear games as well as Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The remastered collection is expected to release on 24 October for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch. It’s rumoured that the second volume will contain the fourth installment, Guns of the Patriots.
Additionally, Konami’s internal team has partnered with Virtuos to develop a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, also known as Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater. Check out the announcement trailer below: