By not disclosing figures, confidentiality requires, the site relies on Chart-Track data to advance that “last week was the fourteenth most important week for Switch console sales in the UK“, and this since the launch of the machine in 2017. The first 13 positions also correspond to the purchase periods at the end of the year, which includes Christmas and Black Friday, or during the launch week of the Switch itself. fourth position in this list. Enough to get over “comfortably“the launch week of Switch Lite in 2019, relegated to position 57 in this mysterious pyramid.
Which is anything but coincidence, insofar as the Lite model currently accounts for around 20% of the Switch installed base across the Channel. The launch requires, not far from 70% of Switch sales were entrusted last week by the OLED model, which already represents 7% of the installed park in the Perfide Albion. For the record, 1.5 million hybrid machines were sold in the UK last year and nearly a million in 2019.
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Building on this aspiration, the joint release of Metroid Dread allows Samus ‘latest adventures to shine on the leaderboards, as the latest installment of Samus’ adventures is already the sixth highest grossing success in franchise history, excluding digital sales. On the other hand, and as the British site points out, the series has always shone more for its media aura than for its commercial potential, the illustrious Metroid Prime remaining immobile and always the greatest success of the franchise in volume, while Metroid Prime 3: Corruption dominates the rankings in terms of turnover.
Metroid, UK’s Best Seller (By Volume)
1 | Metroid Prime (GameCube, 2003)
2 | Metroid Prime 3 Corruption (Wii, 2007)
3 | Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS, 2006)
4 | Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GameCube, 2004)
5 | Metroid Fusion (Game Boy Advance, 2002)
6 | Metroid: Another M (Wii, 2010)
7 | Metroid 2: Return of Samus (Game Boy, 1992)
8 | Metroid Dread (Switch, 2021)
9 | Metroid: Zero Mission (Game Boy Advance, 2004)
10 | Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS, 2017)
11 | Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii, 2009)
12 | Super Metroid (SNES, 1994)
13 | Metroid Prime Pinball (DS, 2007)
14 | Metroid Prime Federation Force (3DS, 2016)
15 | Metroid (NES Classic) (Game Boy Advance, 2005)
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