Konami: Metal Gear Solid series tops 57.7 million sales

Konami delivers updated unit sales for Metal Gear Solid and clearly illustrates why it is an incredibly important franchise.

Published Tue, Nov 9 2021 11:42 AM CST   |   Updated Sun, Dec 5 2021 7:07 PM CST

Konami delivers updated sales figures for Metal Gear Solid and confirms it is the second best-selling franchise in the company's history.

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The Metal Gear franchise has sold over 57.7 million copies since September 2021, Konami confirms in its latest company profile briefing. These numbers affirm the 34 year-old series as a strong pillar in Konami's premium games lineup, with the games-maker referring to Metal Gear as a "high-profile" title series.

Although Konami is shifting more towards digital with its new free-to-play PES Soccer entry, the company isn't giving up on bigger premium experiences just yet. Sources say Konami has licensed its Metal Gear and Silent Hill franchises out to third-party studios for new games and remasters, including a new Metal Gear Solid trilogy remaster collection and a fully-fledged remake of Metal Gear Solid 3.

Konami hasn't discussed or revisited the franchise since the ill-fated Metal Gear Survive in 2018, which was three years after the disastrous break-up between Hideo Kojima and Konami in 2015.

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