The Metal Gear series has sold over 59.8 million copies
The Metal Gear series has sold over 59.8 million copies as of the end of March of 2023, Konami has announced. The company provided the updated numbers on their official website, alongside the latest financial results. This means the series has sold 300,000 copies in the three months following the end of December 2022.
Unfortunately, Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 are still missing from digital storefronts ever since their removal back in November of 2021, despite Konami’s assurances that they were working on returning them. The games were removed due to licensing issues, which apparently still haven’t been solved. With the Nintendo 3DS eShop closing earlier this year, the 3DS version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has essentially been unavailable for purchase save for places like eBay or other second hand sellers.
There have been several rumors about Konami bringing back the series (following their revival of the Silent Hill series) in the form of (outsourced) remakes or remasters, but so far, no official announcements have been made by the company.
Source: Konami Official Website