Metroid Dread was so successful that this was also reflected in the renewed market performance of other chapters in the series, released previously and even on other consoles, such as the chapters on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
With the launch of Metroid Dread on Nintendo Switch, the craze for the series has exploded again, somehow pushing the sales of the previous chapters, what is further complicated by the fact of being present on older consoles. According to Twitter user Spinesparkers, starting from what was detected directly on the Nintendo stores, the Metroid craze has also affected various other titles in the series.
Among these, in particular, we find Metroid Fusion, Metroid Zero Mission, Metroid Prime Trilogy and Super Metroid all within the top 10 on the Nintendo Wii U eShop, while on Nintendo 3DS, it is Metroid: Samus Returns to see a return of flame, rising directly to third position.
These are always great games, but it’s as clear as this one raise is mainly linked to the release of Metroid Dread, which sparked interest in the series again. It is certainly excellent news, also because it shows how these games are still very well liked by the public, which could push Nintendo to consider further sequels, in addition of course to the expected Metroid Prime 4 of which, however, all traces have been lost. .
On the other hand, Metroid Dread at launch, according to UK sales figures, sold three and a half times the copies sold since the last chapter released, namely Metroid: Samus Returns in 2017, representing the best launch ever for the series on the English market. We also remember that Super Metroid and the first Metroid can be played respectively in the SNES and NES app by Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.