forum users reset era under the pseudonym Benzychenz, noted that action-platformer Metroid Dread’s sales record makes the game the highest-grossing in the history of the series.
Remember that the original Metroid Prime for the Nintendo GameCube remained the best-selling installment in the franchise until recently – 2.84 million copies (Data from late 2014).
As of March 31 of this year, Metroid Dread has surpassed its stellar predecessor with 2.9 million copies in less than six months, according to Nintendo’s latest financial report.
Metroid games traditionally outsell other successful Nintendo franchises – no Metroid in the history of the series has sold more than 3 million copies. Fear can be a precursor in this regard.
Metroid Dread debuted exclusively on Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021 to critical acclaim. Two new difficulty levels were added to the game in February 2022, and the Boss Marathon mode was added in April.