Metal Gear Series Surpasses 60 Million Copies Sold

    Today, Konami revealed that the iconic Metal Gear series has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. The series has seen seventeen games released over its lifetime, through eleven mainline titles and six entries on mobile or handheld devices. The series had its first release in 1987, with a sequel following suit in 1990. Both of these entries were on the MSX2. It wasn’t until 1998, when Metal Gear Solid was released that the series truly took off utilizing 3D environments under Hideo Kojima’s vision. 

    After Hideo Kojima’s firing, the series has not seen any activity whatsoever besides Metal Gear Survive, which fell flat on its face at release. However, this year the series returns with the iconic entries that defined it within the gaming landscape.

    Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 Due Out This October

    Later this year, Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 will release across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. This title contains Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Solid SnakeMetal Gear Solid 3: Snake EaterMetal GearMetal Gear 2: Solid Snake, and Snake’s Revenge. Multiple editions of the titles are included, such as the original Metal Gear Solid 2 and the HD Collection version. This is the first time these titles will be available on these platforms, with the exception of Xbox, thanks to the backward compatibility of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

    Additional collections will follow this release, but the contents of those have yet to be revealed. Many expect Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to be included following reports. The game has not left the PlayStation 3 console since its release, forever locked away. It’s also expected that Konami might bundle Peacewalker or Twin Snakes into the next collection. Plenty of titles are available to choose from, such as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain or Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    We’ll have to wait and see, but for now look forward to the release of Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 across all major platforms this October.

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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