Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

UK Charts: Metroid Dread celebrates the strongest opening week in history in the Metroid game

UK physics chart data is currently in the week ending October 9, revealing that Metroid Dread has become the nation’s best-selling game in the history of the series.

GamesIndustry.biz The physical launch of the game reportedly “exceeded” sales of the Wii Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, which previously boasted the strongest release in the series, and 3.5 of a copy managed by Metroid: Samus Returns. It was released in 2017, reporting that it sold twice as many copies. The digital sale of the title has not yet been revealed. So the total sales of dreads will actually be even stronger.

Due to its early success, it is the fifth largest Switch in the UK so far in 2021. Only Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD, Monster Hunter Rise, and New Pokemon Snap sold more copies during their debut week.

Elsewhere, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania debuted in 8th place and sold best on Switch with a comfortable margin. 70% of these physical copies have been shifted to Nintendo’s platform, with PS5 accounting for 17%. FIFA 22 has been at the top for the second straight week.

Take a look at the top 10 charts in all formats this week.

[Compiled by GFK]

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