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Metal Gear Series Sells 31 Million Copies Worldwide, MGS1 & MGS2 Part Of Smithsonian Exhibit

March 16, 2012 Written by Nick Michetti

Konami has announced that two Metal Gear Solid titles will be getting an opportunity to participate in a historic exhibit, in addition to announcing impressive lifetime sales figures for the Metal Gear franchise.

Both Metal Gear Solid for PS1 and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty for PS2 will be part of The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “The Art of Video Games” exhibit. 240 nominees were initially selected to possibly be part of the exhibit, which was reduced to 80 nominees, from which the two Metal Gear Solid games were selected.

Also, Konami announced that since the series’ debut in 1987, the Metal Gear series has sold 31 million copies.

The Metal Gear series recently has seen re-releases of MGS titles in the form of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which was released for PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be released for PlayStation Vita (albeit without Peace Walker, at least in its European release). Also, MGS3 was recently re-released on Nintendo 3DS as Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D.

What do you think about MGS games being included in the Smithsonian Exhibit and the Metal Gear series’ impressive lifetime sales figures? Let us know in the comments below.