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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:

System Title FW LTD Publisher Release Date
FC Metroid [Famicom Disk System]   1.040.000 Nintendo 8/6/1986
GBA Metroid Fusion 49.680 155.528 Nintendo 2/14/2003
NDS Metroid Prime: Hunters 32.613 90.028 Nintendo 6/1/2006
GBA Metroid: Zero Mission 39.112 85.045 Nintendo 5/27/2004
NGC Metroid Prime 39.829 78.384 Nintendo 2/28/2003
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
 

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