We didn’t expect it, but even Metroid Prime Remastered was afflicted by the plague of scalpers who almost didn’t allow Samus to beat the wizards of Hogwarts Legacy.
The physical version of the return of the historic GameCube title, which you can try to buy on Amazon, was surprisingly announced with a shadowdrop some time ago.
And it was so popular that, already in the first few weeks, some Amazon’s international divisions struggled to manage the pre-orders of the physical editions.
And a few weeks after the release of the physical edition it was evident how, due to the shortage of supplies, the scalpers were able to begin with their usual despicable work.
A situation in which Nintendo also intervened to reassure users, guaranteeing that it would do everything possible to guarantee physical copies of the game to everyone.
Despite this, the debut of Metroid Prime Remastered was such a success that it almost beat Hogwarts Legacy in terms of sales.
As Games Industry reports, the title for Nintendo Switch started directly in second position, immediately below the game set in the Wizarding World.
Obviously Hogwarts Legacy retains the lead in the ranking of best-selling games in the UK for the fourth consecutive week, albeit with a 30% drop from week to week, but Metroid Prime Remastered hasn’t been that far.
Samus Aran is in second place for only 1000 units sold, in fact.
I wonder if without the touts the ranking would have been different from this:
|2||Metroid Prime Remastered|
|4||God of War: Ragnarok|
|5||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|6||Kirby’s Return To Dream Land Deluxe|
|7||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|
|8||Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty|
|9||Minecraft: Switch Edition|
|10||Grand Theft Auto 5|
Although with the second position, Prime Remastered is the fourth largest physical release of Metroid of all time, as well as the second biggest physical release of the year so far, ahead of the remake of Dead Space and Fire Emblem Engage.
If you want to know the reason for this success you just have to read our review, of course.