Just how big is the Metroid franchise in the UK? | UK Time Tunnel

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Metroid Dread arrived last week, the sequel to a game that launched almost 18 years ago. GamesIndustry.biz decided to take a trip down memory lane with GfK Entertainment, to remind ourselves of the franchise’s high points (and low points).

Metroid is one of the most influential video game series in the world. It’s a franchise that commands huge respect, to the extent that is even had an entire genre name after it — Metroidvania.

Yet it’s never been a commercial powerhouse. In the UK, across 15 Metroid games (the first Metroid game launched in a time

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