The beloved Metal Gear series is approaching 60 million units sold.
Konami has updated Metal Gear series sales figures. The stealth-based game – which saw its first release back in 1987 – has more than 59.3 million units sold as of September 2022.
According to Metal Gear Informer:
Total sales of the Metal Gear series have surpassed 59.3 million copies as of the end of September 2022, Konami has confirmed alongside their latest financial report. The number is up 0.5 million from their previous figure, meaning half a million Metal Gear games were sold in the past three months, between the end of June and the end of September.
Unfortunately, several of the main games remain unavailable since Konami removed them from digital storefronts one year ago due to licensing issues. The company’s official Metal Gear Twitter account did state in July of this year, on the series’ 35th anniversary, that ‘preparations are underway to make the temporarily removed titles available again’. However, so far this still hasn’t happened.