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Metal Gear Solid Franchise Crosses 33 Million Sold

Spotted on a Korean Ratings Board last week, Konami has confirmed that the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is releasing on the PlayStation 3 this June in North and South America. - PSLS

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NastyLeftHook01105d ago

i am proud to have been part of that, congratulations kojima

Tetsujin1105d ago

I'm not sure if they can backtrack this, but I also wanted to know the original Metal Gear sales from the MSX/NES days as well. I know it says "Solid" however I was curious how the previous games did.

darthv721105d ago

I was surprised that Konami did not do a rebirth edition of the original 1 & 2 like they did with their other high profile games: Contra Rebirth, Gradius Rebirth, Castlevania Rebirth.

The legacy collection will be a welcome addition to my selection of PS3 games.

doctorstrange1105d ago

Sales wise, that's like one CoD....

How tragic.

Donnieboi1105d ago

Kojima pro sure made a lot of money. How about using it to bring back MGO servers (some better ones)????

Yeah, i'm obsessive--but it was my one of favorite games of all time -_-

xabmol1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

With a few flaws. Like the sign up BS, the jump glitch, and when they just turned friendly fire off in Survival to stop the invisibility grapple glitch. FF on, is the way MGO is meant to be played!

All the gameplay ideas were amazing though. From how you spawn, to Team Sneak/sneakiness in general, to survival matches at set times throughout the week, to having the option to adjust your camera speed 3 different settings, Normal, 3rd person aim, and 1st person aim.

Also, head-shots actually mean something in this game!

Announce MGO2 already! Please, Kojima?

BlaqMagiq241105d ago

Agreed. I'd rather play MGO than Call of Duty any day.

ftwrthtx1105d ago

That's a lot of sales, but other franchises sell that many with just one release. MGS going multi-platform will definitely boost sales though.

Soldierone1105d ago

what other franchise sells that many with one release?

BiggCMan1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

Only one or 2 Mario games have sold that much with one title, otherwise that is a false statement. He may be thinking of Call of Duty, which I don't believe has reached 30 million with one game, but I could be wrong.

Wedge191105d ago

Woo! Good ol' MGS. One of my earliest true "Gamer" games was the original MGS.

fsfsxii1105d ago

"V for victory" Deserves even more

MilkMan1105d ago

Thats good news. but I would have thought that this series was closer to like a billion. With over eight games and all.
I'm really surprised.
Guess its as niche as it gets.

BiggCMan1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

A billion copies of Metal Gear games sold?? A billion copies of any series is absurd, I don't even think Mario is close to that. I want what you're smoking NOW!

Also, MGS4 sold over 5 million on it's own, i'd hardly call that niche. It just has a big fan base.

MilkMan1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

Wait, wait, wait.

I'm not saying a billion copies sold. Or trying to troll or anything.

To illustrate what I am saying, SONY had stated that the God of War series has made over a billion dollars in sales total, that was before releasing Ascension.

What I was trying to say is, that I assume that MGS has been around longer and (perhaps) more popular than GoW and I was surprised to read that its only sold 33 mil combined.

That seems AWFULLY low.

In fact, I find it hard to believe.

UPDATE: Never mind I read it wrong. I thought it read 33 million in total assets. Its 33 million SOLD. Yeah this brings it well over a billion.
Sorry for the mix up.

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