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RolStoppable said:
curl-6 said:

Sucks that we have to wait til early February to get numbers for Dread, I'm itching to know how well it has sold. I really think it will be to Metroid what Awakening was to Fire Emblem and elevate the sales ceiling for the franchise.

Very doubtful.

The most important factor for rising Fire Emblem sales was that the games prior to Awakening received only very minor marketing. The same doesn't hold true for the Metroid series, so if Dread merely matches the previous ceiling of 2.5-3.0m, it should be considered a satisfying result.

The ceiling for Metroid sales is quite low at just 2.8 million, and Dread has been very well received, has 19 years of built up demand on its side plus a ton of hype, and has the Switch factor on its side. 

Under the circumstances I'd personally be disappointed if it doesn't outsell Prime 1 to become the new highest selling series entry.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.