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Submitted by Valay 2613d ago | news

First day sales of Metroid in Japan

A rough estimate of the first day sales of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption are in from Japan. As many had anticipated, sales were minuscule compared to Wii Fit. Metroid only sold about 20,000 units on its first day. How long Corruption can go in Japan is questionable, as the previous two installments in the series did not sell well in the Land of the Rising Sun. (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Wii)

blynx182  +   2613d ago
Well duh
The Metroid series has NEVER gotten the proper reception it has so long deserved. Its the only Nintendo franchise no one has any strong expectations for.
permutated  +   2613d ago
Wait...uh...Corruption just game out in Japan??

Isn't Nintendo a Japanese company!?
littletad  +   2613d ago
Ever heard of Retro studios?
Their from Texas.
permutated  +   2613d ago
Yeah, I know that.

I just figured that a Japanese developers first party title would hit home first...
Tsalagi  +   2613d ago
Metroid was never popular in Japan to start with and then they try to release it over there as a FSP? What were they smoking?
Da360sucks  +   2613d ago
I Use To Love Metroid
i stop playing it
when it became a first person shooter
ChickeyCantor  +   2612d ago
i said the same untill i really gave it a try....you will say something else once you finished the first game.

but the 2d metroids still kick ass.

and its a first person adventure....

a game were you hold a knife in firstperson perspective isnt a firstperson hack/slash game now is it =P
.....btw Fusion is still 2d....still played that one or what?

OT:
ah it was expected anyway...metroid never sold that great in the first place especially not in japan.
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chrstphr567  +   2612d ago
Wow it's just comming out in japan. I wish all of nintendo's first part games would come out in america first.
Intrepid  +   2612d ago
Metroid is my favorite series of all time and to see it doing so poorly in Japan is very disappointing. It receives awesome reviews but just doesn't sell as well as it should. I'm confused.

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