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01-27-2013, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Shepard View Post
So what you're saying is Metroid Prime sold twice the amount of copies as Super Metroid, despite being on a Nintendo's worst selling console? The Gamecube sold 21 million units, whereas the Super Nintendo sold 49 million.

And I highly doubt it's uncommon to find critics that prefer Prime over Super. I know Matt Casamassina is a huge Metroid fan, and Prime is even his favorite game.

Prime 1 has a Metacritic rating of 97. People tend to think it's an amazing game, and there's no reason not to think a lot of people/critics would prefer it over Super.
Gaming was much bigger during the GameCube era than during the SNES era. And Prime may have outsold Super, its hard to say without virtual console numbers. But looking at them just on their original consoles, Prime is ahead by a million, but again, different era.

Really hard to compare sales numbers like that because gaming exploded in popularity post Playstation.

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