Samus's latest adventure Metroid: Other M finally finished charging this week, blowing a hole in wallets across both North America and Japan. According to sales data compiled by Gamasutra, the bounty hunter struck gold, topping the Wii charts in both territories.
Based on sales information collated from Amazon's sites for North America, Japan and Europe – where the game is released today – Samus sits pretty atop both lists, with only three third party titles in both lists combined. WayForward's A Boy and His Blob makes a surprise reappearance in fifth place in the States, perhaps fuelled by interest in the company's upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which uses the same engine and handdrawn animation.
North America: 1. Metroid: Other M (Nintendo), 2. Gold's Gym Dance Workout (Ubisoft), 3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo), 4. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 5. A Boy and His Blob (Majesco).
Japan: 1. Metroid: Other M (Nintendo), 2. Wii Party (Nintendo), 3. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo), 4. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Nintendo), 5. Dragon Quest Monsters: Battle Road Victory (Square Enix).
We'll soon see how Samus fares across Europe. If you haven't picked it up yet, read through our Metroid: Other M review to find out what you're missing.