Media Create (JP) 9/11/17 – 9/17/17: The GOOOAL of Metroid is to crawl crawl past Uncharted territory.

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#1 Posted by Techhog89 (2665 posts) -

Before posting this, I need to make sure that everyone is aware that Metroid hasn't been big in Japan since Super Metroid. Any expectations of 100k or even 50k were way too high. As such, it didn't bomb; it's performing as expected. Even Metroid Prime 1 failed to break 40k. MP3 didn't hit 35k. Only the first 3 games even broke 100k in lifetime sales, and only just in the case of the original Metroid II.

And I'm sorry for the title

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (Konami, 09/14/17) – 64,342 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 37,481 (1,138,962)
  3. [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo, 09/15/17) (Limited Edition Included) – 30,855 (New)
  4. [PS4] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (SIE, 09/14/17) – 23,131 (New)
  5. [PS4] Destiny 2 (SIE, 09/06/17) – 20,018 (70,281)
  6. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf (SIE, 08/31/17) – 13,487 (136,694)
  7. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (Konami, 09/14/17) – 12,777 (New)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 10,971 (694,185)
  9. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 10,525 (1,720,431)
  10. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Capcom, 08/25/17) – 9,414 (133,621)
  11. [PS4] F1 2017 (Ubisoft, 09/14/17) – 7,190 (New)
  12. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 6,658 (161,807)
  13. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 5,877 (1,343,479)
  14. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 5,000 (585,553)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ (Nintendo, 11/23/16) – 3,840 (239,954)
  16. [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco, 09/07/17) – 3,782 (27,827)
  17. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 3,589 (221,700)
  18. [PSV] Minecraft: PS Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 3,160 (1,208,116)
  19. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Atlus, 08/31/17) – 3,057 (38,653)
  20. [NSW] Champion Jockey Special (Koei Tecmo, 09/14/17) – 2,626 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 44,052 (45,439)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,322 (18,483)
  3. New 3DS LL – 10,650 (9,628)
  4. New 2DS LL – 8,761 (9,403)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,338 (10,999)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,847 (3,913)
  7. 2DS – 1,726 (1,772)
  8. New 3DS – 428 (331)
  9. I bet Nike doesn't even read this 3 – 99 (115)
  10. Wii U – 86 (90)
  11. BluBox One – 57 (63)

Read more at http://gematsu.com/2017/09/media-create-sales-91117-91717#zVKcZOSF2kM62CSe.99

Is Switch finally stable? Tough to say. Famitsu only gave it 38k.

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#2 Posted by xhawk27 (10550 posts) -

PS4 pro hahahahahahah must be waiting for the powerful Godzilla Box!!!!!

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#3 Posted by Nike_Air (19184 posts) -

PS3 beats Wii60 once again.

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#4 Posted by jaydan (1326 posts) -

I really hope that Metroid: Samus Returns has at least a fair amount of success. I really want this to happen so Nintendo knows they should keep making Metroid games and not just lame spin-offs.

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#5 Posted by QuadKnight (11782 posts) -

@techhog89 said:

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 44,052 (45,439)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 19,322 (18,483)
  3. New 3DS LL – 10,650 (9,628)
  4. New 2DS LL – 8,761 (9,403)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,338 (10,999)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 3,847 (3,913)
  7. 2DS – 1,726 (1,772)
  8. New 3DS – 428 (331)
  9. I bet Nike doesn't even read this 3 – 99 (115)
  10. Wii U – 86 (90)
  11. BluBox One – 57 (63)

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#6 Posted by enzyme36 (3472 posts) -

Metroid cant crawl

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#7 Posted by xhawk27 (10550 posts) -

MS should rename the Xbox One to P 2 and trick Japanese buyers into buying it. lol

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#8 Posted by sonic_spark (5614 posts) -

Well it's only been 5 days? Perhaps the sales increase over the next few weeks. You typically see the game sell the most in the first 30 days or so.

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#9 Edited by FireEmblem_Man (18050 posts) -

@Nike_Air said:

PS3 beats Wii60 once again.

Switch beats PS4 once again!

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#10 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35585 posts) -

Metroid's one of my favorite characters, so I'm glad he got a game getting some relative success.

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#11 Posted by KBFloYd (19920 posts) -

so i assume metroid is more of a western market franchise? like zelda?

guess 3DS couldn't bring metroid back to life in japan. let's see if prime 4 on switch can.

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#12 Posted by charizard1605 (82674 posts) -

Go Metroid!