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Famitsu sales: Big debuts for Metroid Dread and Switch OLED in Japan

13 days ago   |   By Nintendo Enthusiast

Last week was a big one for video game sales in Japan with huge debuts for Nintendo, including Metroid Dread and the Nintendo Switch OLED model. Famitsu has released its latest software and hardware sales estimates from Japanese retailers during the week of October 4 to October 10, 2021. Overall, software sales were boosted last week, mostly thanks to the 1 title, Metroid Dread, which went on to sell a whopping 86,798 units in its debut. The Metroid series has never been a traditional big seller in Japan compared to the West, where Dread was the highest-grossing series launch in the UK, but...
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Metroid Dread Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch OLED Boosts Sales, Xbox Series Tops 100,000 Sold

Metroid Dread Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch OLED Boosts Sales, Xbox Series Tops 100,000 Sold

13 days ago   |   By VG Chartz

Metroid Dread has debuted in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 86,798 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending October 10, 2021.
Far Cry 6 debuted in second with sales of 34,219 units. The PlayStation 5 version debuted in third with sales of 16,686 units.
Seven of the top 10 are games for the Nintendo Switch, two are for the PlayStation 4, and one is for the PlayStation 5.
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 179,851 units sold. This was lead by the launch of the Switch OLED Model, which sold 138,409 units. The base Switch sold 32,792 units...
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Metroid Dread's Launch Causes Sales Boost for Other Games in the Franchise

13 days ago   |   By Gaming Bolt

Following the recent launch of Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch , Metroid fan page Shinesparkers has taken to Twitter to reveal some rather interesting information. In the UK, Metroid games on different platforms have seen a resurgence in sales following the latest game's release.
As noted in the tweet, Wii U's top seller is currently Metroid Fusion. Metroid Zero Mission , Metroid Prime Trilogy , and Super Metroid occupy the 2nd, 7th, and 9th place respectively. Metroid: Samus Returns currently sits at the 3rd position on the 3DS. An important point worth noting is that these sales...
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Metroid Dread and Switch OLED Enjoy Strong Debuts in Japanese Charts

13 days ago   |   By Gaming Bolt

Famitsu has released the data for last week's software and hardware sales in Japan, and it was a pretty big week for Nintendo. Metroid Dread launched last week, and just as it did in the UK , it enjoyed a solid debut in Japan as well, topping the charts with nearly 87,000 units sold. That makes it the series' best launch in Japan to date by a significant margin. Metroid Dread has also instantly become the fourth highest-selling Metroid game in Japan to date.
Another new release last week was Far Cry 6 , which has also seen a solid debut. It actually occupies two places in the charts, with...
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Japan: Famitsu says Nintendo Switch sold 138,409 units in launch weekend 

13 days ago   |   By My Nintendo News

Japanese sales tracker Famitsu has announced that the Nintendo Switch , which became available to Japanese consumers on Friday 8th October, shifted a respectable 138,409 units, showing that Nintendo continues to rule the console space in the land of the rising sun. Famitsu previously announced that Nintendo Switch launch sales were 330,637 units in...
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Japan: Switch family sells 179,851 units this week and Metroid Dread No.1

13 days ago   |   By My Nintendo News

The latest Japanese sales charts have arrived from Famitsu and it has been an excellent week for Nintendo as the Switch family of systems shifted a total of 179.851 units. As previously reported, the Nintendo Switch sold 138,409 units during the launch weekend. On the boxed software side of things it was Metroid...
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