Despite the Wii U being a commercial failure for Nintendo, it is still the most accessible way of playing certain titles for some fans.
Upon inspection of the Best Selling titles on the Wii U eShop, we are able to confirm that Metroid Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion have taken the 1st and 2nd spots respectively. In addition to this, the Metroid Prime Trilogy is currently at a respectable 5th.
It comes after confirmation from Gamestop that Metroid Dread was their most pre-ordered title post-E3, and that Metroid Dread had been selling very well on Amazon in multiple regions.
While there is no indication on the number of sales made, it is the best indicator so far that Dread has created plenty of hype for people to go back and experience earlier entries to the series. Earlier this week we asked Shinesparkers readers if they were playing Metroid as a result of the Metroid Dread announcement, and the response was overwhelming!
UPDATE: We can also confirm that Metroid: Samus Returns is currently 2nd on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in the United Kingdom! (Special thanks to Leon at Shinesparkers for the pictures!)
Source: Nintendo eShop