The Switch has been an absolute juggernaut for Nintendo in so many ways. It’s sold over 107 million units in roughly 5 years, and the system shows no signs of slowing down. It’s also the platform that gave The Legend of Zelda series its best-selling entry of all-time, and now it’s also bestowed that same honor on Samus.
Back in February of 2022, Nintendo confirmed that Metroid Dread had sold 2.74 million units, which made it dangerously close to the best-selling Metroid game ever. Now, thanks to Nintendo’s Fiscal Year 2022 report, we know that Metroid Dread is sitting pretty at 2.9 million units sold worldwide. To put things in perspective, that means from the beginning of February to the end of March (as that’s when Nintendo’s FY ended), Metroid Dread sold another 160k units.
The previous best-selling entry in the franchise was Metroid Prime, which released on the GameCube back in 2002 and hit 2.84 million sold. It took Samus 20 long years to reach these new heights, but it was a journey well worth taking.
There’s no doubt Metroid Dread will continue to climb even higher, and we definitely think the game deserves it!