Total Metal Gear franchise sales hit 58 million at Konami
Konami has released updated sales data for its various video game series, and it reveals that metal gear the franchise’s total sales have reached 58 million copies sold as of December 31, 2021. That’s a lot of Metal Gears nuke launchers shipped, and it means the franchise has sold 900,000 copies since March 31 2021. Yet despite those sizable sales figures, there hasn’t been a new entry in the Konami franchise since 2018’s ill-fated Metal Gear Survivea spin-off based on the survival of Metal Gear Solid V who had no association with series creator Hideo Kojima, who had left the company by then.
Nevertheless, as of 2020, Konami made a small effort to start making the franchise more accessible across platforms when it released metal gear, Solid metal gearand Metal Gear Solid 2: Stuff on the GOG PC platform. (Solid Metal Gear 2 and Solid Metal Gear 3 were later removed from digital storefronts, at least temporarily, due to licensing issues to be resolved.) And more recently, there’s a spicy report that developer Virtuos is redoing or re-imagining Solid Metal Gear 3 for Konami. This report also points to modern remasters of Solid metal gear games could be in development.
Last but not least, Oscar Isaac stars as Solid Snake in a Solid metal gear movie directed by Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. So, although Konami doesn’t do much with metal gear for now, there’s a lot of hope that the games can retain some degree of relevance. If nothing else, it’s impressive that the total franchise sales of metal gear keep climbing even when there are no new games to tell.