Metroid: Samus Returns sold through 70% of its initial shipment in Japan
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:
|FC||Metroid [Famicom Disk System]||1.040.000||Nintendo||8/6/1986|
|NDS||Metroid Prime: Hunters||32.613||90.028||Nintendo||6/1/2006|
|GBA||Metroid: Zero Mission||39.112||85.045||Nintendo||5/27/2004|
|WII||Metroid: Other M||44.103||75.578||Nintendo||9/2/2010|
|WII||Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||34.151||74.647||Nintendo||3/6/2008|
|GBA||Famicom Mini 23: Metroid||14.900||50.353||Nintendo||8/10/2004|
|NGC||Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||17.680||40.355||Nintendo||5/26/2005|
|WII||New Play Control! Metroid Prime||5.200||20.607||Nintendo||2/19/2009|
|NDS||Metroid Prime: Pinball||15.541||Nintendo||1/19/2006|
|WII||New Play Control! Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||1.700||12.427||Nintendo||6/11/2009|
|3DS||Metroid Prime: Federation Force||4.286||6.090||Nintendo||8/25/2016|