Switch Metroid Dread

Update: GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring has explained that the initial report was actually incorrect, and that the original Metroid Prime remains the fastest-selling game of the series when looking at physical sales alone. However, the difference between physical launch sales for the two titles was less than 1,000 units, meaning that should Dread's digital sales also be included, the Switch exclusive would "almost certainly" be the fastest-selling.

I've just had an update from GfK. Metroid Dread actually isn't the fastest-selling Metroid. That remains Metroid Prime on GameCube (by less than 1,000 units). With digital, Dread almost certainly is the fastest-selling Metroid. But we don't have digital.

Original Article: UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 9th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has become the fastest-selling game in the series' history in the country.

GamesIndustry.biz reports that the game's physical launch has 'eclipsed' sales of Wii's Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, which previously boasted the series' strongest launch figures, and that it has sold three and a half times as many copies as Metroid: Samus Returns managed on its release back in 2017. Digital sales are yet to be revealed for the title, meaning Dread's total sales will actually be even stronger still.

Its early success makes it the fifth-biggest Switch launch of 2021 in the UK so far; only Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Monster Hunter Rise and New Pokémon Snap sold more copies on their debut weeks.

Elsewhere, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania debuted in eighth place, selling best on Switch by a comfortable margin. 70% of those physical copies were shifted on Nintendo's platform, with PS5 accounting for 17%. FIFA 22 remains in top spot for a second consecutive week.

Here's a look at this week's top ten all formats chart:

Last Week This Week Title


1 FIFA 22


2 Far Cry 6


3 Metroid Dread


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


5 Alan Wake Remastered


6 Minecraft (Switch Edition)


7 Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania


9 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury



Grand Theft Auto V

[Compiled by GFK]

< Last week's charts

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[source gamesindustry.biz]