Konami’s Metal Gear video game series nearly hit 60 million sales
Solid Snake might not look like it’s had much to do with Nintendo over the years, but its first release in metal geardesigned by Hideo Kojima, was actually ported to the Famicom in 1987. After that, it got a GBC, GameCube, and 3DS release and also made an appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series.
With that in mind, Konami has now provided an update to the Metal Gear series’ sales data – announcing that it has now sold 58 million copies worldwide as of December 31, 2021. The series could have moved around 900,000 copies since March 31, 2021, although we haven’t seen a new game since the 2018 release, Metal Gear Survive.
While we’d love to see Metal Gear make its way to the Nintendo Switch, we’re not holding out hope. More recently, Konami has focused more on selling classic series NFTs like Castlevania. To be fair, he also recently posted Yu Gi Oh! Master Duel on the Switch recently, which has already been downloaded over 10 million times across all platforms.
There’s also a Metal Gear movie on the way. It was announced in 2020. Oscar Isaac will play Snake, and the film will be directed by Kong: Skull Island director (Jordan Vogt-Roberts). How many Metal Gear games have you purchased over the years? Tell us in the comments.