Metal Gear series lifetime sales reach 35.7 million

Here is an update regarding the Metal Gear series lifetime sales. The series has now sold 35.7 million copies worldwide. This number includes sales up until September 30, 2013.


Previous lifetime sales put the series at 35.2 million by the end of March 2013. This means they managed to sell 500.000 copies in the course of 6 months. Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection launched in this period.

The next installment of the series releases next month, when Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes hits shelves worldwide.

Source: Kotobukiya

  • crimsonfox

    If I have to wait till 2016 for The Phantom Pain…I’ll probably kill myself. I can’t do this much longer. It burns

    • Revenge of Anonymous

      Don’t say that. Your life is precious.

  • Derp

    GTAV alone sold 32 million copies

    • Golgari

      Wrong comparison. GTAV is a mainstream title that can be played by everyone. It does not include some difficult mechanics such as Stealth where you are constantly in danger and you should not compare MG to a GTA title.
      You can compare Metal Gear to other stealth franchises and in this fair case it wins by a large margin.

    • crimsonfox

      Mr.Derp, your name fits you well.

    • Nyxus

      Well yeah, but that game appeals to a wider audience. Wii Sports sold even more than that.

  • Cartmangus

    Congrats to Metaru Gia.

    And, damn… that boxart.. every time I see that fucking japanese MGS2 box I yearn for it

    • Son of the Big Boss

      Yeah speaking of which, why did they ditch the art for the covers of MGS 4, GZ and problaby TPP?? :/

      • Cartmangus

        Because they’re dumb and or misguided I’m guessing? Some executive at Konami thinking that a more generic CG cover will appeal more to the masses than the stylish Shinkawa artwork. Has to be something like that. If it’s by choice by the guys over at Kojima Productions then they’ve effectively blown it

  • Fredy Carius

    In the next report you can add a Legacy Collection (that i’ve bought last month) and 2 GZ’s (a PS3 and a PS4) for me. Thx

  • Ricardo Oe

    Congrats to Kojima`s Team…

  • PrinceHeir

    congrats to Kojima Productions!

    without you Konami would be stuck doing pachinkos right now along with SNK!

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