Metroid Dread Sales Pass Those of Metroid Prime

Metroid Dread Sales Pass Those of Metroid Prime

Among Nintendo’s Financial Results Explanatory Material for the Fiscal Year Ended March 2022, a number of new releases’ data appeared. This means there’s a new sales hallmark for Metroid Dread, and it looks like it beat past best-selling entry Metroid Prime. The Nintendo Switch game is now at 2.90 million copies sold worldwide.

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To compare, from what we know of the series’ sales figures, Metroid Prime was at 2.82 million copies sold. This would mean that within its first year, Metroid Dread sales surpassed the prior best-seller.

This falls in line with what we already knew about Metroid Dread‘s popularity, as it hit another sales milestone a few months back. Nintendo announced that within its first three months on the market, it hit 2.74 million.

It also beat sales figures for another recent release in an established series. The report noted Kirby and the Forgotten Land passed 2.65 million in sales.

Since launch, Mercurysteam continued to update Metroid Dread. For example, the first one in February 2022 meant people could access Rookie Mode and Dread Mode. The former is an easier difficulty level. The latter is a more challenging one. This was followed by a boss rush mode in April 2022.

Metroid Dread is available on the Nintendo Switch. Metroid Prime appeared on the GameCube and Wii.

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