Metroid Dread is the UK’s best-selling 2D Metroid game of all time

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MercurySteam’s Metroid Dread has been breaking records everywhere since its release. And it’s deserved too, because it’s absolutely brilliant – if you’ve somehow missed it in the months since its launch in October 2021, read our review to find out why!

And it looks like the latest entry in the space bounty hunter’s adventure has just hit another big milestone. According to’ Christopher Dring, Metroid Dread is now the best-selling 2D Metroid game in the UK, and that’s excluding digital sales.

Metroid has never been a big seller – and we’ll have to wait a bit to get the exact numbers for Dread and the franchise, so this UK-specific news is fantastic for the developers and Metroid fans, almost as good as the rescue baby Metroid!

Equally notable is that overall, Dread is the third biggest game in the entire franchise on this small island, behind only Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Metroid Dread hasn’t even been out for six months, so the fact that it’s already hot on the heels of these two 3D FPS titles is quite remarkable.

Just last month we reported that Metroid Dread was on the verge of becoming the world’s best-selling entry in the franchise based on sales through December 31st. So it probably got that crown already. It feels a far cry from 12 months ago when we were desperate for Metroid-related things and worried the franchise would be over. We salute you, Samus.

Let us know what you think of this news in the comments! Metroid Dread is the UK’s best-selling 2D Metroid game of all time

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