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You know what I would love to see? A new version of metroid made with all of the next gen components like what they use to make games for the PS4 and Xbox one. I mean I'm not sure about you guys but I love and miss the metroid games because as far as i know there hasnt been one in a while. What do ou guys think?
    
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Biggest problem is that Metroid doesn't do all that well sales wise. Other M pretty much flopped in the western world while it did good in Japan. Not to mention Other M is the weakest game in the entire franchise. Metroid Prime 1-3 pretty much flopped in Japan and did well in the western world. In comparison to Zelda and Mario. The franchise doesn't even come close sales wise to the two. Metroid falls under that "great games(nice things™ what I like calling them) don't always sell".

There will more then likely will be another installment with the Wii U. When? Not sure. More then likely 2015 or 2016. I just hope they dont screw it up again. Other M brought me down into tears and sheer disappointment on how they were portraying Samus.

Also. This belongs in the Nintendo forum.
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Look at Metroid Prime. It's an FPS, so of course it did well in the West. The other M is a third person action game, so it isn't surprising it only did good in Japan. All they need to do is make the next game another fps that tells a decent story.
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Look at Metroid Prime. It's an FPS, so of course it did well in the West. The other M is a third person action game, so it isn't surprising it only did good in Japan. All they need to do is make the next game another fps that tells a decent story.
No. Most of it has to do with bad timing with releases. Super Metroid releasing at the end of the console life. Metroid Prime releasing at the same time as Half Life 2 and Halo. Prime 3 releasing at the same time as CoD 4 and Halo 3.

They did well, but could of done a lot lot better. But it wasn't enough for Nintendo to give it the amount of attention that say Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong get.
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I will probably buy a wiiu if they make a new game in the vain of the prime games. But the problem is that it really isn't that big of a franchise for Nintendo.
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It honestly dissaopints me that metroid didn't go huge, it was an awesome series to me.
    
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No. Most of it has to do with bad timing with releases. Super Metroid releasing at the end of the console life. Metroid Prime releasing at the same time as Half Life 2 and Halo. Prime 3 releasing at the same time as CoD 4 and Halo 3.

They did well, but could of done a lot lot better. But it wasn't enough for Nintendo to give it the amount of attention that say Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong get.
I don't think that's the only thing.
    
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I don't think that's the only thing.
Super Metroid releasing at the time when the PS1 and Sega Saturn were around wouldn't hurt its sells in anyway.

Prime 2 and Prime 3 releasing at around the same time other big budget shooters were releasing wouldn't hurt its sales at all.

I fail to see how they wouldn't sell well other then that.(aside from not having a large fanbase as Mario/Zelda) Certainly wasn't the games themselves.
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