It has been a long time since the official entry of Metal Gear Solid in the long-running franchise of videogiochi action-stealth designed by Hideo Kojima, and a new milestone in sales has recently been passed.
The brand's latest title was the beloved, albeit far from perfect, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, released in 2015 and produced by master Kojima before his expulsion from Konami. In 2018, Metal Gear Survive was released, a spin-off of the series and the last video game released so far.
No new titles have been released on Solid Snake recently, it is a surprise to discover the new data in sales of the Metal Gear franchise. As reported by the Metal Gear Informer website, the entire series has produced and amassed a total of 58 million sales all over the world.
This news comes officially from the Konami website. From March 21, 2021, Metal Gear added 900.000 copies to overall sales, leading to the updated data shown on the site, and positioning the brand as the second highest-grossing IP ranking, immediately below the eFootball series and above the PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU series.
This is an unexpected fact due to the absence of a new title recently, having now been 4 years since the release of the last spin-off. The surprise also comes from the fact that both Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 were removed from digital shop windows in November 2021, and have yet to be relisted. They have therefore not recently contributed to the sales rankings.
This means that many users have recently completed the purchase of Metal Gear Solid 5, or have discovered the jaw-dropping action of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, or that Metal Gear Survive has fared better than expected.
News regarding a new Metal Gear has been scarce, although fans have been waiting for it for some time a new chapter. There have been rumors that they have fielded a possible remake of Metal Gear Solid 3, whose anniversary was recently celebrated by Hideo Kojima, but nothing official. Other rumors speak of the possibility that Konami is considering lending properties such as Metal Gear and Silent Hill to external developers, but even in this case the official news is hiding.
We remind you that our review of UnMetal, the heir of Metal Gear Solid, is online. This title takes Kojima's world and decides to turn it into a humorous universe, bordering on the absurd.