The series of stealth action-adventure games, which debuted on the MSX computer back in 1987 with Metal Gear, had previously hit 57.7 million units sold as of September 2021 and 59.3 million units sold as of September 2022. According to Konami's website, it hit this most recent milestone, though, in the run-up to June 2023.
Given what's on the horizon, we can't help but imagine this number is about to rise dramatically again over the next few years. Earlier this year, at the May PlayStation Showcase, Konami revealed that it was not only working on a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 called Metal Gear Solid Delta but that it is also set to release a compilation of various Metal Gear games in a package called the Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1. This will include Metal Gear Solid 1-3, Metal Gear (for MSX and NES), Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, and Snake's Revenge.