190°
Submitted by Valay 2639d 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  +   2639d 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  +   2639d ago
Wait...uh...Corruption just game out in Japan??

Isn't Nintendo a Japanese company!?
littletad  +   2639d ago
Ever heard of Retro studios?
Their from Texas.
permutated  +   2639d ago
Yeah, I know that.

I just figured that a Japanese developers first party title would hit home first...
Tsalagi  +   2639d 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  +   2639d ago
I Use To Love Metroid
i stop playing it
when it became a first person shooter
ChickeyCantor  +   2639d 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.
#4.1 (Edited 2639d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
chrstphr567  +   2639d 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  +   2639d 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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories

Let's take a look at the Mortal Kombat kartoons

9m ago - IT'S KOMBAT TIME!! ProJared takes a look at the not-so-great Mortal Kombat cartoons from the 90s. | Culture
10°

10 Cheapest Plot Twists In Gaming History

10m ago - WC: Sometimes for every awesome knee-jerking video game plot twist we encounter – such as kickass... | Culture
Ad

Make the World / Break the World

Now - Myriad is a twin-stick shooter that grows more beautiful the better you play. Give us your vote on Steam Greenlight! | Promoted post
30°

Top 10 Video Games That Aged Badly

31m ago - It’s time to take off those rose tinted glasses and be honest. | PC
20°

Forget ‘Mario 64’, ‘Banjo-Kazooie' Is the 3D Platformer That Mattered Most

1h ago - Vice: Despite all this greatness, Super Mario 64 had a reasonably short-lived reign as king of t... | Retro
30°

Konami’s ‘ISS’ and ‘Pro Evo’ are the Football Games That Defined My Youth

1h ago - Vice: There was a time though, in the not so distant past, when FIFA wasn't alpha and omega in t... | Retro