As we reported several months ago, Metroid: Samus Returns had a good launch week in Spain. Now, the cumulative sales for software throughout all of 2017 have been made available. While the game did not secure a spot in the year’s Top 20 (which are filled with all the usual AAA suspects ranging from FIFA to Mario to Zelda to GTA), we got some additional numbers for Metroid: Samus Returns and a few other titles as a bonus for the year-end round-up, courtesy of Hobby Consolas via Bruno MB.
Note that the following listing is not ranked or exhaustive and the other titles are listed solely for context comparisons:
INJUSTICE 2 (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE) – 20,000 (PS4/X1/PC)
WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS) – 12,500 (PS4/X1/PC)
PERSONA 5 (ATLUS) – 11,000 (PS3/PS4)
NIER AUTOMATA (SQUARE ENIX) – 10,000 (PS4/PC)
METROID: SAMUS RETURNS (NINTENDO) – 7,200 (3DS)
PREY (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS) – 7,000 (PS4/X1/PC)
YAKUZA ZERO (SEGA) – 4,400 (PS4)
YAKUZA KIWAMI (SEGA) – 3,000 (PS4)
OKAMI HD (CAPCOM) – 2,000 (PS4/X1)
This covers up until week 51, 2017 which contains sales data as of December 23, 2017. Note that all of the higher performing titles in that list, aside from Wolfenstein II, came out very early in the year and are multiplatform releases (sales figures are for all available formats combined). These figures do not include digital sales.
Interesting to note is that in Spain, the sixth of January (Día de los Reyes Magos) is when the big presents are given as part of the Christmas holiday, usually celebrated with gifts on the 24th/25th of December across most European countries. This means that the first week of January also sees a big increase in sales, usually. We can thus assume that the game moved some more units between the cut-off for this sales chart and that date, but that’s ultimately just speculation. Take that as you will.
The full Top 20 can be found at the source link.
Source: Hobby Consolas via ResetEra’s Bruno MB