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Submitted by doctorstrange 800d ago | news

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 (PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   800d ago
i am proud to have been part of that, congratulations kojima
Tetsujin  +   800d 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.
darthv72  +   800d ago
metal gear is a classic series
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.
doctorstrange  +   800d ago
Sales wise, that's like one CoD....

How tragic.
Donnieboi  +   800d 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 -_-
xabmol  +   800d ago
Best game ever.
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?
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BlaqMagiq24  +   800d ago
Agreed. I'd rather play MGO than Call of Duty any day.
ftwrthtx  +   800d 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.
Soldierone  +   800d ago
what other franchise sells that many with one release?
BiggCMan  +   800d 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.
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YoloSwag  +   800d ago
Mario Kart Wii.
Wedge19  +   800d ago
Woo! Good ol' MGS. One of my earliest true "Gamer" games was the original MGS.
TrendyGamers  +   800d ago
Woohoo!
fsfsxii  +   800d ago
"V for victory" Deserves even more
MilkMan  +   800d 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.
BiggCMan  +   800d 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.
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MilkMan  +   800d 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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Dan_scruggs  +   800d ago
Metal Gear Solid franchise total sales 33 million.
Mario Kart Wii total sales 33 million.

Nintendo says lol
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2pacalypsenow  +   800d ago
wii u failing Sony And MS say LOL
Batzi  +   800d ago
good thing comparing a franchise for casual gamers and kids to one that is not.
BiggCMan  +   800d ago
My dude! ^
LOL_WUT  +   800d ago
!
jetlian  +   800d ago
yea it was... bundle a lot but still mario sells out. never knew this was so high up
TheEnigma313  +   800d ago
I don't care if the MGS series sold only 3 copies, I'd always choose that over mario Kart. I'm sure more people feel the same way I do.
Inception  +   800d ago
I felt sad because nintendo fans who only had Wii/WiiU can't taste one of the best gaming experience, which are MGS 1-4, peace walker, revengeance, or the digital novels T_T
Even Kojima don't consider the possibility of Phantom Pain for WiiU T_T

Btw, are this the mentality of nintendo fanboy? Than it's obvious why Kojima only made 3 MG games for nintendo hardware (Ghost Babel for GBC, Twin Snakes for GC, and Snake Eater 3DS). Maybe because nintendo fanboy too arrogant to appreciate one of the best franchise in video games history...
kma2k  +   800d ago
I dont know how or why i skipped this series, i finished the MGS3 last night & gonna start 4 next week. Amazing series & i am kicking myself for having skipped it!
e-p-ayeaH  +   800d ago
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Crash Bandicoot series sold more than Metal Gear games combined haha

Love MGS series definitely one of the best game series for mature audiences i hope MGS5 gives the franchise a sales boost.
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