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Metroid is exploration-based platformer franchise made by Nintendo. The first game released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The franchise follows bounty hunter Samus Aran as she travels across the galaxy to prevent space pirates from harnessing the power of the Metroid creatures. It has a first-person adventure sub-series called Metroid Prime. As of December 2019, the Metroid franchise has sold over 17.29 million copies worldwide.

Games[]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1986 NES Metroid 2.73 [1]
1991 GB Metroid II: Return of Samus 1.72 [1]
1994 SNES Super Metroid 1.42 [1]
2002 GBA Metroid Fusion 1.60 [1]
2002 GCN Metroid Prime 2.84 [1]
2004 GBA Metroid: Zero Mission 0.797* [2][3][4]
2004 GBA Classic NES Series: Metroid 0.420* [2][5]
2004 GCN Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 1.10 [1]
2005 DS Metroid Prime Pinball 0.210* [2][3][6]
2006 DS Metroid Prime: Hunters 1.08 [1]
2007 Wii Metroid Prime 3: Corruption 1.41 [1]
2009 Wii Metroid Prime: Trilogy 0.449* [2][7][8]
2010 Wii Metroid: Other M 0.804* [2][7][9]
2016 3DS Metroid Prime: Federation Force 0.15* [10]
2017 3DS Metroid: Samus Returns 0.56* [11]
2021 Switch Metroid Dread
Total sales 17.29

Notes[]

  • * include VGChartz numbers
    • Metroid: Zero Mission - 0.085 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.482 (NA) [NPD], 0.23 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Classic NES Series: Metroid - 0.050 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.37 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Metroid Prime Pinball - 0.015 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.175 (NA) [NPD], 0.02 (Other) [VGChartz], No European numbers available
    • Metroid Prime: Trilogy - 0.033 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.226 (NA) [NPD], 0.19 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Metroid: Other M - 0.075 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.349 (NA) [NPD]. 0.38 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
  • The first Metroid is the only title to sell over 1 million in Japan.
  • Metroid Prime: Trilogy did not release in Japan because the ports of Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes were released as standalone games as part of the New Play Control! series in that region. For this reason, the sales of the New Play Control! versions are combined with the total sales of Metroid Prime: Trilogy.

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