Metal Gear Solid Franchise Sales Surpass 31 Million Copies Worldwide, Featured In Historic Smithsonian Exhibit

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Our good friends at Konami have revealed that two Metal Gear Solid games will featured in a historic exhibit at the Smithsonian entitled “The Art Of Video Games”. There were over 240 nominees, that was then reduced down to top 80. The two MGS games featured in the exhibit are Metal Gear Solid for PS1 and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty for PS2. To celebrate, Hideo Kojima himself was here in town in DC and I had an opportunity to chat with him about the history of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, it was a great event and Mr. Kojima very nice and even though he’s such an icon in the gaming industry, he really comes off as just a regular guy. Look for our article about that event in the coming week, subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter, fan us on Facebook, because trust us you are going to want to read that post. There aren’t any bombshell reveals about Metal Gear: Rising or anything, but there is a ton of just great stuff about the history of the franchise and Mr. Kojima’s thoughts on it all.

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Hideo Kojima (creator of Metal Gear Solid franchise) and Lorenzo Winfrey (founder of ZoKnowsGaming) at DC press event.

In additional news, Konami also announced that the Metal Gear franchise has now sold an astonishing 31 million copies since it first debuted in 1987.  If we have our way, we hope to be around to see the franchise sell another 31 million copies.

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Lorenzo Winfrey

Lorenzo Winfrey

Editor-In-Chief at ZoKnowsGaming
I am the Co-Ceo of DLT Digital Media. We are a company that is focused on developing new and innovative web properties in addition to developing WordPress based web sites for others. But before I was all that, I was a gamer.
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