In 2012 Konami’s Metal Gear franchise will celebrate it’s 25th anniversary but this year the series marks another milestone.
Teh Salez!!! ZOMFG TEH SALEZ!!!
Lol Black Ops alone has sold almost as much as The whole MGS series combined.
So? Black Ops can't match the quality of the MGS series.
too bad black ops will never have the respect and certified classic status of MGS. Cod will die in the next two years. it's blasphemy to compare something as great as MGS to black ops.
@sack_boi Lol at your comment. MGS is on a whole other level to COD, its not my fault people cant see the obvious difference in the overall quality. MGS will always be remembered as one of the greatest games franchise to ever grace our consoles, COD on the other hand will be remembered for being overhyped, lacking in innovation, dishing out half arsed yearly sequels and having a fanboy following so devotedly blind to all of its faults they rival Apple fanboys!.
This is so true cochise313. So many people have the opinion that "OMG Cod is amazing best game ever! who cares if it's the same as last time? it's fun" and then after market saturation and excessive milking from Activision, the series dies and no one cares. It reminds me of the pop music industry. People can accuse Konami and Kojima of milking the MGS series, but it retains its quality and offers something completely new and grandoise each time! MGS is legendary, COD is annoyingly overhyped + overrated.
wii-sport sold more than Black Ops, WOOHOO!!! bleh... MGS is one on the best franchises out there, so why compare? :P O-T Great, now Kojima-san, where is my MGS 25th Anniversary Edition?
People will be buying Metal Gear Solid games as Collectors Editions for the next 20 years, but after MW3 comes out, nobody will ever care about Black Ops ever again. The Call of Duty series is a disposable game series. Also 30 Million units for a game series that focuses mostly on the single player campaign is amazing. Its also important to note that 99.9% of these 30 Million sold, were sold on Sony's platforms. Play Beyond!
who cares about black ops sales. metal gear hitting the 30mill mark is amazing. im happy for konami and kojima. keep up the good work guys.
Why is everyone only giving Kojima Credit and not Konami : ( If it was not for them giving Kojima a chance then we probably would NOT have MGS. Edit: I agree. If Kojima was to go on his own a start his own studio 70% of Konamis fanbase would follow. The guy is legend and makes quality games.
Kojima is the real master mind here, Konami gets enough credit elsewhere. Not to mention Kojima is somewhat of a celebrity in his own rights, he deserves the praise.
Konami is one of the worst f*cking companies out there, that's why. You wanna know why? They don't respect people working for them. Look what happened with Guy Cihi, the voice and mocap actor of James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2. They've used both his voice and mocap performance over and over again in every re-release of Silent Hill 2 and never paid him for it and now they're changing the voices of characters in Silent Hill 2 so that they won't get into more trouble. Konami doesn't deserve any kind of respect.
love the series, Kojima FTW
Awesome and congrats.
Congrats Konami!! Sony get off your high horse and send Konami a check to make sure MGS5 is exclusives with no if or buts. I like my 360 but I also know that MGS4 was amazing because of the cell.
MGS4 was amazing because of Kojima Productions. The cell couldn't hack it and forced an install every chapter. MGS is one of the greatest video game series of all time and deserves every sale. Raven Nomad just stop trolling, fanboy trolling is so 2007.
Cell had nothing to do with the installs Gomer.
eagerly anticipating the next one..
Can't think of a more deserved series.. It contains both satisfyingly deep gameplay with the most deep and intricate, complex and ultimately compelling stories there is to be told. Kojima is a rare genius of the gaming industry and can count on one hand the other people who can even begin to compare with him.
My favorite gaming series ever. Congratz Kojima.
Love the series !! Congratz Kojima !
I thought it would have been higher, given all the games that have released.
still trolling ps3 related articles huh? I see you're getting better at your stealth approach. you never cease to amaze.
Yeah, Raven really loves that stealth approach to trolling...In fact, I bet you haven't even played a MGS game before, Raven. On Topic: I'm glad about 30million people got to experience the greatness that is MGS series. Kojima ftw!
I would of thought your troll comment would be better, given all the practice you have had.
. ...why are they announcing this TODAY??? I guess it's to help advertise their collection they are selling. Either way 30 million is 30 million...I thought with all the games across all the platforms they have launched on, that the numbers might of been a little higher. I wish these guys would offer a break down in which markets the game sold better in and by how much.
Congrats Kojima!, I couldn't think of a more deserving franchise, I don't need to say why the MGS series is so awesome we all know why.
Kojima one of the gaming gods of Japan. (bows)
Congratulations, it's a great series.
The Best series of the all time
Here's a video that will help you remember the MGS franchise! ;)