Super Metroid has been available through Wii’s Virtual Console service for nearly six years now. Released on August 20, 2007, Super Metroid has made its way into at least 125,793 Wiis in America, according to numbers available through the Nintendo Channel. It has been played for a total of 1,329,906 hours, meaning an average of over 10 hours per player. And, following the game’s $8 price, it has made Nintendo over a million dollars.
These numbers show that Super Metroid was still a very profitable game for Nintendo even over a decade after its release. It makes sense – the game is widely accepted as a masterpiece and one of the best and most influential of all time. If you can look over its little quirks (like the control scheme I’m not fond of to this day), you’ll be impressed by how well its design, gameplay and presentation hold up to this day – and the average playing time shows that you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
Super Metroid is currently available for the amazingly low price of 30 cents (or pence, or yen) on the Wii U eShop and will remain so until June 11. If you own a Wii U, do not miss the chance to pick up this incredible piece of gaming history, whether it’s your first time or you’re already a Metroid veteran. And don’t forget to participate in our Miiverse campaign at the Super Metroid Miiverse community!
Source: Coffee With Games