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Metroid: Samus Returns sold through 70% of its initial shipment in Japan

Posted on September 24, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

Metroid: Samus Returns sold roughly 30,000 copies in its first week in Japan. That may not seem like a lot, but it doesn’t tell the full story.

Dengeki reports that Metroid: Samus Returns sold through 70 percent of its initial shipment. That number gives us an indication that Nintendo was smart with the amount of copies it sent out to retailers.

Metroid has never been a huge seller in Japan. However, Samus Returns did pretty well all things considered. Here’s how it stacks up to other entries in the series:

SystemTitleFWLTDPublisherRelease Date
FCMetroid [Famicom Disk System] 1.040.000Nintendo8/6/1986
GBAMetroid Fusion49.680155.528Nintendo2/14/2003
NDSMetroid Prime: Hunters32.61390.028Nintendo6/1/2006
GBAMetroid: Zero Mission39.11285.045Nintendo5/27/2004
NGCMetroid Prime39.82978.384Nintendo2/28/2003
WIIMetroid: Other M44.10375.578Nintendo9/2/2010
WIIMetroid Prime 3: Corruption34.15174.647Nintendo3/6/2008
GBAFamicom Mini 23: Metroid14.90050.353Nintendo8/10/2004
NGCMetroid Prime 2: Echoes17.68040.355Nintendo5/26/2005
WIINew Play Control! Metroid Prime5.20020.607Nintendo2/19/2009
NDSMetroid Prime: Pinball 15.541Nintendo1/19/2006
WIINew Play Control! Metroid Prime 2: Echoes1.70012.427Nintendo6/11/2009
3DSMetroid Prime: Federation Force4.2866.090Nintendo8/25/2016

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