Now that Metroid Dread is finally in the hands of Nintendo Switch owners around the world, previous entries in the Metroid franchise are seeing a noticeable sales boost on other hardware.
Thanks to the Virtual Console offerings on Wii U, Metroid Fusion, the previous mainline series entry that released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance, is currently sitting at #1 on the eShop sales charts in the UK. Metroid: Zero Mission, the GBA remake of the original Metroid, follows closely behind at #2, with Metroid Prime Trilogy and Super Metroid placed at #7 and #9 respectively.
As for the 3DS eshop, Metroid: Samus Returns, the 2017 remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus, comes in at #3.
Metroid Dread is available now for Nintendo Switch, and has reportedly become the fastest selling Metroid game in the UK. It’s great to see Samus Aran back in the spotlight and getting the attention she much deserves.