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Saw a IGN thread calling out doom and gloom....but what's the take here. 

 

Sure it's not selling Pokemon numbers, but I don't think it needs to do so to be considered a success, nor that Nintendo would put Dead Space level sale expectations on it. 

 



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I think it should be fine in the long run but it didn't start off doing a ton. I mainly blame timing of release over the fact it's a Metroid game though. The 3DS is on the decline so it is a harder sell.



Metroid has never been a series known for moving large numbers only SM and Prime sold above expectations the rest just eventually reach with in the 1m range.



Wyrdness said:
Metroid has never been a series known for moving large numbers only SM and Prime sold above expectations the rest just eventually reach with in the 1m range.

SM only did 1.44 million, its right in line with most Metroid titles.

I think you mean the original on NES which did like 2.7 million.



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I think it'll be fine as long as it sells 1m. It would have sold better on the Switch though since it seems like the majority of the 3DS userbase has moved on and are not actively buying games anymore save for Pokemon and old reliable titles that have already sold a ton.



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Will probably reach 500k at this point, but I can't hardly see it reaching the 1M milestone.

Definitely disappointing since the quality of the game and the fact that the fanbase was very vocal

But to be honest, it just goes to show the ever approaching demise of the 3DS too



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Almost all 3DS games are selling poorly this year, I blame the switch

This will reach at least 500k which is fine all things considered (3DS is dying, 2D metroid is quite niche and japan doesn't really like the franchise) and I higly doubt is making them lose money.



Had this been a Switch title I think it would've sold more. I'm a huge Metroid fan but after getting the Switch I just don't see myself playing in the 3DS anymore, so I skipped it.



I had plans to pick it up. However, I realized that I just don't much care for 3DS anymore. The Switch is now my portable gaming device. It's tough to get into 3DS games anymore, since it is such a huge step back in terms of graphical fidelity.

Last edited by VAMatt - on 23 November 2017

I think it's doing great and will hit 1 million. Just goes to show how much life is left in the 3Ds