Metroid Dread, the long-awaited sequel to the main saga released on Switch, has received such fantastic fanfare that it has become one of the best-selling games in the entire series. Well, “one of” is a bit wrong, because it’s really “the best-selling game in the series. It turned out during Nintendo’s recent revenue.
Earlier we reported on the success of Metroid Dread. However, it seems that this game has become quite a popular launch among fans. According to Nintendo LifeNintendo’s financial results at the end of the year confirmed that MercurySteam’s 2D record is now the best-selling Metroid game ever.
According to sales to date, the game has sold 2.9 million units. This means that the circulation of ~ 60,000 copies is ahead of the previous owner of the bestseller title: Metroid Prime. If previously it was widely known that the game sold many units in the UK, it is now confirmed that it topped the list worldwide.
To break the numbers, in North America Metroid Dread sold more than 854,000 units in the first month, and in Japan – 86,798 retail units in just two days before selling about 270,000 units in the first week. Another 2.63 million sales came from other parts of the world. Fear, of course, will continue to grow this number in the near future.
Metroid Dread is a game that was released in October 2021. When we reviewed the game, we rated it 8.8 / 10, citing this as proof that the Metroid franchise is still poised to innovate in the genre it helped create, with exciting new ideas. The the game is constantly updated after launchwith some updates new difficulty modes and 3 different Boss Rush modes.
In other news, Nintendo recently confirmed that Bayonetta 3 is still scheduled to be released in 2022. Although no further news regarding the game’s development has been heard, it still seems ready for release. Also, despite the troubles with the lack of chips, the Nintendo Switch has coped to date sell a total of 107.65 million consoles.