Metroid Prime

Global Total as of 06th Dec 2014 (units): 2.82m
Platform: GameCubeAlso on: Wii
Developer: Retro Studios Genre: Shooter

Total Units

North America: 1.96m 69.5%
+ Europe: 0.67m 23.7%
+ Japan: 0.10m 3.5%
+ Rest of the World: 0.09m 3.3%
= Global 2.82m

Release History

Metroid Prime NintendoNorth America17th November 2002Retail
Metroid Prime NintendoJapan28th February 2003Retail
Metroid Prime NintendoEurope21st March 2003Retail

Game Overview

Metroid Prime is a first-person action-adventure game developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. It is the fifth game in the Metroid series, but the first one in 3D and the second one chronologically. In North America, the game was released simultaneously with the Game Boy Advance game Metroid Fusion on November 17th, 2002.

Despite the initial fan backslash caused by the first-person perspective the game became a critical hit and a commercial success, selling over a million units in North America alone, and holding the position of the third-highest rated game on for almost five years. Because of its success, the game received two sequels, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, as well as two spin-offs called Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime Pinball.

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DieAppleDie (on 15 September 2012)
Brilliant masterpiece
love the
soundtrack so much
kljesta64 (on 16 May 2012)
still love the game even to todays
standards its a masterpiece i hope it
wont be forgoten.. its a darn shame
echoes and corruption didnt do good as
the first one.
Metroid33slayer (on 10 January 2012)
Best cube game ever, i completed it 15
zzamaro (on 29 December 2011)
I am a big fan of metroid but to be
honest, I never undertood what's so
special about the prime ones. My
favorite is Super Metroid. I have
enjoyed all the 2D ones. In fact, I have
played all the 2d ones countless time.
The Prime series just once. I guess it's
something I'll never understand.
pokeclaudel (on 20 December 2011)
I love metroid but I wonder why this
does get so many sequels?
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