Market research company NPD Group has published data for the best selling video games in North America during the month of October. Metroid Dread had an extremely strong first month of sales! NPD ranked Dread as the third best selling game in North America during October 2021 (behind Far Cry 6 and Back 4 Blood). These numbers do not include digital sales, however.
At the same time, Nintendo of America CEO Doug Bowser has told The Verge that Dread sold 854,000 units, in the United States, which in his words make it “the best start for any Metroid game ever”.
Separately, Famitsu has confirmed that Dread’s lifetime sales in Japan, as of November 7, 2021 are 128,257 units, which confirms that Dread has sold almost one million physical and digital units (source) in these regions alone.
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