Metroid Dread is the Fastest Selling Metroid Game in the UK to Date

Metroid Dread, Far Cry 6, Alan Wake Remastered, and Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania all debut in the top 10 in UK's weekly retail charts.

Posted By | On 11th, Oct. 2021

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The data for physical video game sales in the UK last week is in, thanks to the Gfk (via GamesIndustry), and it was a pretty eventful week, with four new releases debuting in the top 10. At No. 1, however, FIFA 22 – which debuted in that position last week – has held on to its place. It sees a relatively small drop of 58% sales from last week, and though physical sales are down 32% year-over-year from what FIFA 21 had managed at this point in its life, its total sales including digital are actually higher. 

Far Cry 6 debuts in second place, with 47% of its sales coming on the PS5, 24% on PS4, and 29% on Xbox. Unsurprisingly, its physical sales are lower than its predecessor, having sold 70% less than Far Cry 5 at launch- but again, given the meteoric rise in digital sales for all games in general, the drop in launch boxed sales likely hasn’t amounted to a dent in total launch sales. 

Then there’s Metroid Dreaddebuting in third place. It’s the fastest-selling Metroid game of all time, overtaking 2007’s Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and has sold three and a half times as much as the last 2D game in the series, Metroid: Samus Returns did at launch. It is also the fifth biggest physical launch for a Switch game in the UK this year. Meanwhile, thanks to the launch of the Switch OLED, software sales for the system in general have seen a bit, being 26% up from last week, with a number of games benefiting from the boost.

Alan Wake Remastered at No. 5 is another new release, with 63% of its sales coming on the PS5, 21% on the PS4, and the remaining 17% on Xbox consoles. The final new release in the top 10 is Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania at No. 8, which saw 70% of its sales coming on the Switch, 17% on the PS5, and 6% each on PS4 and Xbox. 

You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending October 9 below.

No.Game
1.FIFA 22
2.Far Cry 6
3.Metroid Dread
4.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5.Alan Wake Remastered
6.Minecraft (Switch)
7.Animal Crossing: New Horizons
8.Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
9.Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
10.Grand Theft Auto 5

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