UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 16th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has managed to stay in third place for a second consecutive week.
The entire top three is unchanged from last week's chart, with FIFA 22 and Far Cry 6 also maintaining first and second places. In its second week, Dread managed to outsell chart newcomer Back 4 Blood which just launched across PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series consoles.
Elsewhere, Nintendo favourites like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons continue to perform well, with Switch exclusives accounting for half of the top ten.
Here's a look at this week's top ten all formats chart:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|2||Far Cry 6|
||Back 4 Blood|
|5||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|6||Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales|
|7||Minecraft (Switch Edition)|
||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|9||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury|
Grand Theft Auto V
[Compiled by GFK]
Did you buy any of these chart-topping games this week? Let us know down below.
This is promising as it shows the first week sales weren’t just a fluke of long term fans pre ordering.
That’s really impressive. I was expecting it to drop massively, maybe even outside the top 10.
It'll be back at number one next week - school hols - and then again in the run up to Christmas - a Switch OLED with Metroid Dread will be on a LOT of children's lists
Metroid Dread UK retail sales:
> Week 1: ~23,000
> Week 2: ~8,500
Metroid Dread sold a lot more retail copies in its second week than Samus Returns sold in its first.
@Lordplops I agree that the switch OLED bring a kids most wanted present this Christmas, but definitely not Metroid, Metroid doesn't exactly scream child friendly to me
Mario party and pokemon diamond/pearl will take that spot
I have around 100 Switch friends and according to the 'Trending' tab, 35 of them have already started playing Dread.
It will absolutely be the best selling Metroid of all time which will bode well for Metroid Prime 4...
Not sure if Dread outselling multiplat newcomer Back 4 Blood means Metroid had a good week, or B4B had a bad week. And then you've got to consider the fact its on game pass!
Still, its great seeing Metroid sticking near the top of the charts and competing with the likes of FIFA and Far Cry!
@UltimateOtaku91 you'd be surprised by how many kids watch Alien or alike. Metroid would only scratch that itch.
Age ratings be damned (as they should)
@Dethmunk ah I see yeah by kids I thought you meant like those aged 12 and under, my bad.
@UltimateOtaku91 as Squid Game proves, their tastes are getting more and more mature!
Didn't expect Metroid Dread to be ahead of Back 4 Blood, nice to see that it's still doing well. I wonder if Back 4 Blood being lower is the result of day 1 on Game Pass.
I was the opposite when i was teenager (16 - 17 years old in year 2000) i prefer something cute, kiddie and cartoonish looking, never like something "cool" nor even following my friends playing mature games. I was "Anti-Cool" student in my class.
That was my natural interest in gaming since when i was young.
This Christmas Nintendo is gonna sell like hotcakes:
-a new shiny switch model
-Monster Hunter Rise first holidays
-Animal Crossing update being so massive it feels like a second launch
-a pokémon game
-a big and hugely anticipated jrpg such as Shin Megami Tensei V
-a Mario party game
-n64 games + online multiplayer scratching many people nostalgia itch
@wanghosom indeed. And GTA trilogy, which I can see a lot of people would like to buy for a handheld system.
And the promise of a lot of other great games next year, being a new Zelda, Mario+Rabbids, Splatoon 3, Kirby, Bayonetta and Pokemon Arceus.
Nintendo has run out of stuff to port, they’re coming in with a lot of big new guns I think.
I think Metro Dread being a 2d game with roots in handheld consoles comes across as another handheld game, which it is. It could have been designed as a launch title for the Oled, which it might have been. A stop gap while most Metroid fans wait for 4, the true big screen 3d Metroid.
I don't know if it will achieve great sales or meet expected sales. I can take or leave it, I've played a couple of past games in the franchise and I guess if the price was right I may have purchased it, as it was I went for a different game when I bought my Oled.
It has the look of a 2d game but an over priced 2d game. Because it's on the Switch it can be passed off as a top AAA Switch game rather than maybe just a top AA game.
I'm almost done with Dread. I finished collecting 100% of the items (man, some of the shinespark puzzles are tough) and all that's left is for me to git gud enough to beat what I assume is the final boss and then, knowing Metroid, get the hell outta dodge.
Roots on handheld consoles? The first 2D Metroid game is the first Metroid on NES.
@westman98 I was logged out for some reason and had to read that dreck from Zool, there's a reason they're on my ignore list and it annoys me that the website secretly logging me out meant I had to endure their twaddle again!
Even as someone relatively new to Metroid, it’s good to see the series is standing it’s ground.
@Friendly Maybe not the Rabbids one. Nothing personal, I just can’t stand them.
@Blackjay i did really like the first game though
Fair enough, some people did. I just wasn’t among those who took interest.
Nice to see Dread doing well.
It's 3rd in a 4 horse race.
Metroid Dread may not be the highest sold game of October across all platforms but it will be the highest sold game in October for the Nintendo Switch platform
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