Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain ships 6 million copies

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has shipped six million copies worldwide since its launch in September 2015, Konami announced during its latest financial report for the nine months ended December 31, 2015.

The publisher previously confirmed in October that the stealth-action title, which is the final Metal Gear title to be produced by Hideo Kojima, had shipped five million copies worldwide. Since then, it’s managed to ship an additional one million copies.

Konami said that its Digital Entertainment division, which essentially houses its video game sector, posted revenue of 93.4 billion yen and a profit of 25.5 billion yen during the period. This represents an increase over the same period last year, where revenue and profit stood at 67.9 billion yen and 10.7 billion yen, respectively. 

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is available for PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The game takes place nine years after the events of its precursor title, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, with Snake awakening from his coma and seeking to extract revenge on those who destroyed Mother Base.

Like Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain features an open-world for players to explore, with Snake undertaking missions in Afghanistan and Africa. In addition to the core missions, there’s plenty of Side Ops to tackle, and Snake can team up various teammates to help complete his objectives, such as D Dog and the sniper, Quiet. 

The game also includes a full online component in the shape of Metal Gear Online, which is the third iteration of the stealth-action title’s multiplayer companion following Metal Gear 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ online offerings.

Despite Kojima-san’s departure from Konami, the company has hinted at plans to continue the series, although noted it will require a large-scale investment.

Read our review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4.