The GFK has published its list of best-selling games in the UK for the week ending October 9th, revealing just how well Metroid Dread performed for its launch in the region.
According to GFK’s report, Metroid Dread placed third in the UK retail charts last week, becoming the fastest selling game in the franchise’s history for the region, eclipsing the previous title holder Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It also sold three and a half times more copies at launch compared to developer Mercury Steam’s other 2D Metroid game Samus Returns, which launched for 3DS back in 2017. It should be noted that these figures do not include digital sales.
Overall, this success has made Metroid Dread the fifth biggest launch for Switch in the UK thus far, behind Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Monster Hunter Rise and New Pokémon Snap.
You can check out GFK’s full top ten list for the week ending October 9th below:
- FIFA 22
- Far Cry 6
- Metroid Dread
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Alan Wake Remastered
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
- Grand Theft Auto 5
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