Metroid Dread for Nintendo Switch did register the best launch of all time for the series sul English market, beating Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for Nintendo Wii, the previous record holder, by a good margin. This is what Christopher Dring of Games Industry reported, anticipating the data of the English rankings this week, which will also count the result of the new Metroid.
Note that we are talking about the sun physical copies, therefore without digital sales. Metroid Prime 3 wasn’t quite available in digital format, so the comparison is even more favorable for Metroid Dread.
In a later message, Dring also points out that Metroid is a smaller franchise than others from Nintendo and that, despite this. however, it is fifth among this year’s launches for the hybrid console, right behind Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Monster Hunter Rise and New Pokémon Snap.
For the rest, if you want more information about the game, read our Metroid Dread review.