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Metroid Prime 3 outsells Bioshock

Proving that "hardcore" games can still sell on Wii, Metroid takes the top spot in US all-format chart

Nintendo's flagship shooter Metroid Prime 3: Corruption has debuted in the States with a bang, taking the top sales spot in the all-format chart and even outselling 2K's awesome Bioshock in its first week.

Metroid managed to shift over 400,000 copies in total, which must be big news for developers ogling at Nintendo's console and proves that traditional "hardcore" games can still sell on the home of Wii Sports and Cooking Mama.

With Wii releases thin on the ground, Metroid's unlikely to be contested at the top of the Wii sales chart until Super Mario Galaxy rolls around in a few months time. Wii Play meanwhile, is still sitting at the top of the charts in all three main territories.

Corruption hits UK shores in October and for those who can't wait (besides pulling out the import Wii) you can read our initial impressions with movies right here. It's wicked.