The Metal Gear series has sold 49.6 million copies

The Metal Gear franchise has sold 49.6 million copies, as of the end of June 2016. Konami has revealed this in a press release announcing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has won an Award for Excellence at the Japan Game Awards 2016. Lifetime sales were at 49.2 million by the end of March, meaning 400.000 games were sold in these three months.


Konami writes:

Having sold over 49.6 million copies worldwide (as of end of June 2016), the METAL GEAR series of video games features anti-war and anti-nuclear armament themes, and founded the stealth game genre with its gameplay style of having the main characters avoid combat as they infiltrate enemy territory on solo missions. Since the release of the original “METAL GEAR” in 1987, the series’ engrossing story and cinematic presentation have led to high acclaim both domestically and overseas.

With the Definitive Experience releasing in October, the series will likely hit the 50 million mark before the end of the year.

Source: Konami

  • Batzi

    I am curious to know if MGSV surpassed MGS2’s lifetime sales.

    • The franchise has sold 8.4 million since March 2015, so it could very well have.

      • Full Options

        Mmmh, so you got a that accurate estimate ? Sorry, I missed it ! 😀

        • It was at 41.2 as of March 2015:

          • Full Options

            Ha, all right, just me bein nuts (must be really tired), sorry… Dunno why I read it as the overall TPP score…xD Probable wishful thinking… 😀 Thx for the answer.

    • MGSV will have 10 million lifetime sales in the end.

    • Fruits

      If you combine both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain there is no question it did/will.

  • Amazing game. I’m still playing it to this day. The best Stealth-Action-Adventure title ever in existence.
    I was looking forward to this game since it’s first reveal:

    • This song deserves a much better scene in the game 🙁

      • César H. Sandoval

        This, the Jeep ride totally ruined this song for me.


      Hell Yeah man! MGSV the best stealth game EVER!!!!!!! Still my favorite Metal Gear title!

      I still didnt play MGS4 and MGS3 but Sins of the father from MGSV is the best song from Metal Gear saga for sure!

    • SNKtheStampede

      Same here, man. Same here.

    • Full Options

      So do I (played it again last Sunday)… A true pleasure to play with this game !

    • NotSoSubtleGeek

      Amen to that brother!

    • No Place For Hayter

      Grumble grumble, well it had a lot of potential.

      (Just obligatorily inserting my opinion, hoping for an upvote so I won’t feel alone anymore T_T) Hahaha.

    • MrVux007

      Same here.Still didn’t have enough of this masterpiece.

    • Gatsu

      Same here bro <3, truly an amazing masterpiece!

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

    Off Topic: Who has better laughs?
    Kenny Yano or Tidus’ James Arnold Taylor

    • Lex Radu

      Seth Rogen

  • No Place For Hayter

    Hey look everyone, it’s Nyxus’s carpet!

    Dude, that’s a nice carpet, lol.

    • Punished Carpet

    • Mr.Pony

      A carpet to surpass all rugs

      • Metal…… Carpet?!

        • Mr.Pony

          Free the world, not by taking men’s lives but by taking their carpets

  • MrVux007

    Meanwhile Castlevania dev leaves Konami cuz of “Different Visions in Development”….here we go again!

  • Calm Breez


  • Eugene Voldo

    To tell you the truh, I secretly hoped for a crazy bonus ending in MGSV. Something crazy like UFO or Dog ending in Silent Hill 2. But nope, we got nothing 🙁

    • Well, there is still the nuclear abolition cutscene.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPIS)

      Funnily I was watching this when I saw he comment
      Warning: Stupid guy

  • SNKtheStampede

    What’s THIS?!
    Dai un’occhiata al Tweet di @Kaizerkunkun:

  • Gatsu

    The best franchise ever <3… I'm so damn glad for experiencing the games and stories.

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