Nintendo announced today that Metroid Prime for GameCube has already sold over 250,000 copies. Not only that, but it seems to be selling systems as well, with the GameCube apparently edging out Xbox for system sales for the month of November thus far.
After waiting eight years for a return visit from their favorite video game heroine, a quarter million Nintendo GameCube owners in North America purchased the hit title Metroid® Prime in its first week of availability. Coupled with the concurrent launch of Capcom's Resident Evil Zero, also a Nintendo GameCube exclusive, well over half a million teen and older gamers will have purchased the two new games by the end of Thanksgiving weekend.
The appeal of these and other popular Nintendo GameCube titles has boosted Nintendo GameCube into second place in total system sales so far in November, according to a number of retailers.
News source: Gaming Age