Metroid Dread was the third best-selling game in the United States in October 2021, according to the NPD Group. Analyst Mat Piscatella noted on Twitter that despite tracking only physical copies sold, the game only came behind Far Cry 6 and Back 4 Blood, which took first and second place respectively. Metroid Dread also had the franchise’s best launch, notable for a series that hasn’t historically sold well, according to our Metroid retrospective.
The Nintendo Switch was also the best-selling console in units and sales dollars, thanks to the launch of the Nintendo Switch OLED. Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser confirmed via the Washington Post that Metroid Dread sold 854,000 copies in October, while more than 314,000 Nintendo Switch OLED units were sold.
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“So we think this is a good start for the OLED model,” Bowser explained. “We also think this is a very strong indicator of the performance we can expect as we go through the holiday season. “
The Nintendo Switch has already had a 33-month streak as the best-selling console in the United States, briefly interrupted in September 2021 by the PS5.
October 2021 NPD: Here are the 20 best games sold in the United States
Here are the top 20 games sold in the US for October 2021. As always, these are dollar sales, not units sold.
Far Cry 6 Back 4 Blood Metroid Dread* Madden NFL 22 Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles FIFA 22 Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Superstars de Mario Party* NHL 22 NBA 2K22* Mario Kart 8* Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ghost of Tsushima Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Animal Crossing : New Horizons* Minecraft Marvel’s Spider-Man : Miles Morales Diablo 2 : Ressuscité Mortal Kombat 11 The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild*
* Digital sales not included.
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