In the ever-evolving world of gaming, two popular franchises are making waves in the Japanese charts. Metroid Prime Remastered, the highly anticipated reimagining of the beloved sci-fi action-adventure game, has made its debut in the top ten, capturing the attention of gamers across the country. Meanwhile, Kirby continues to exert its dominance as it maintains its grip on the charts with its latest installment. Both games have garnered widespread praise for their immersive gameplay and captivating storylines. As fans eagerly await further developments and releases in these series, it is clear that both Metroid Prime Remastered and Kirby have solidified their positions as must-play titles in Japan’s gaming landscape.
Nintendo fans in Japan are gathering around their TVs and enjoying the latest offerings from the world-renowned gaming giant. After the release of Metroid Prime Remastered, it quickly rose to become one of the top ten games on the Japanese sales charts. Meanwhile, Kirby continues to dominate with its own fantastic releases. This shows that Nintendo’s success and popularity are still holding fast in Japan.
Japanese Sales Charts
Metroid Prime Remastered released in Japan on February 28th, 2020, and quickly made its presence known on the local sales charts. It debuted at sixth place with 17 000 units sold during its first week. This achievement is all the more impressive considering it didn’t have a physical media release; gamers had to rely on digital downloads to pick up their copy. Its performance bodes well for other titles looking for success in Japan.
Meanwhile, Nintendo’s Kirby juggernaut continues to be a force to be reckoned with in Japanese charts. Its latest release, titled ‘Kirby Fighters 2’, was released alongside Metroid Prime Remastered and sits comfortably at second place with 32 000 physical copies sold since its launch date.
Metroid Prime Remastered is a hit among critics as well as fans of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Its review scores have remained upbeat across various publications, praising its updated visuals, sound design, intuitive controls and added content like New Game+. The remaster has also seen plenty of positive word-of-mouth praise from satisfied gamers who experienced Corruption when it first released back in 2007.
“It’s remarkable how much better this game looks compared to what I remember from 13 years ago.” says long-time fan Thomas S., “I’m having a blast playing through it again but there are so many new features that make it completely