Following the new Metroid Dread announcement, the game has soared to the top of Amazon’s sales statistics. One of the outstanding surprises at Nintendo’s E3 was Metroid Dread, and what’s been revealed has fans excited for the series’ apparently neglected entry.
Metroid Dread has been an idea for a long time, a game that had been developed and canceled numerous times, dating back to the Nintendo DS. Metroid Dread is finally arriving to the Nintendo Switch, 15 years after it was first created. Scary E.M.M.I. robots will pursue Samus in this sequel to Metroid Fusion, and it will be the first Metroid game to progress the chronology since Metroid Fusion.
With the history of Metroid Dread and the debut trailer, it’s hardly a surprise that Metroid Dread is presently among Amazon’s top bestsellers. According to Twitter user Stealth40k, it was once the best-selling video game in the United States. It is currently at number six, which is still quite high. It’s also an Amazon bestseller in other nations, according to user dakcity, including the United Kingdom and Japan.
It makes me happy seeing Metroid Dread #1 on the Amazon US Video Games Best Sellers Chart.
I hope this is the franchises big break.
— Stealth (@Stealth40k) June 18, 2021
Metroid: Samus Returns on the 3DS was the last 2D Metroid game published before Metroid Dread. Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake of Metroid II set four games before to Metroid Dread. MercurySteam is behind both Metroid Dread, and Samus Returns, with Samus Returns setting the framework for the 2D Metroid game that fans have been waiting for. Since the release of Metroid Dread, Samus Returns has been one of the most popular games on the 3DS eShop.
Despite its iconic reputation, Metroid has never been as popular as other Nintendo franchises such as Mario, Zelda, or Pokémon in terms of system sales. The original Metroid Prime for Gamecube is now the best-selling Metroid game, with 2.84 million copies sold.
However, the introduction of Metroid Dread suggests that Metroid may be making a comeback in terms of sales. It might be claimed that Metroid’s previous low sales figures were attributable to the circumstances surrounding each game’s release.
— Daktroid-117 (@dakcity_) June 17, 2021
However, the fact that Metroid Dread is already at the top of Amazon’s rankings just days after its debut gives reason to believe that the excitement surrounding its revelation will carry over to its full release, giving the Metroid franchise a new legacy. With Metroid Prime 4 set to release in the not-too-distant future, there’s a high possibility that if it does, identical sales numbers may emerge, just as they did with Metroid Dread.