During the latest Kojima Station, the studio’s official web series, Kojima Productions revealed the current combined lifetime sales of the Metal Gear series. At this point, 38 600 000 (38.6 million) copies have been sold worldwide.
This means the series sold over a million copies since the last update, in February of this year. Most of those numbers can be attributed to Ground Zeroes.
In this week’s episode, the staff looked back at the series as a whole and MGS1 in particular. Writers Etsu Tamari and Shuyo Murata talked about some of the most famous quotes and characters from the game, as well as its themes.
Source: Kojima Station Episode 9 (Japanese), Crimsondramon Twitter