In an update on its digital entertainment business, including games and development under its banner both in Japan and the rest of the world, Konami has revealed some staggering numbers from some of its key franchises – including the Metal Gear series.
According to Konami, the series as a whole has moved over 60 million units between the launch of the original Metal Gear for the MSX2 in July 1987 and the end of June 2023. And although it’s been a good five years since the franchise’s last proper release (the ill-fated Metal Gear Survive), that number is set to get a bit of a boost with the upcoming launches of the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 and the MGS3 remake, titled Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater.
Elsewhere in the report, Konami called out some incredible results from its eFootball (previous Pro Evolution Soccer) series, which has reached 100 million sales on console along with 600 million downloads of its mobile versions. Both its baseball properties like Power Pros, and Yu-Gi-Oh! mobile games have also been download a whole lot.
The next release for the Metal Gear series is the Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 collection, which features the first three Metal Gear Solid games, as well as the original two Metal Gear games and a bunch of other neat extras, which is set to launch for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC on October 24th this year.
Following that, at an unannounced date, is the company’s remake of 2004’s iconic Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which is in development at Konami with help from Virtuos. The company says Metal Gear Solid Delta will offer fans and newcomers “The same gripping story and engrossing world, but now with cutting-edge graphics and 3D audio, which bring the jungle to life.”