Nintendo has told GamesBeat that the 3DS title Fire Emblem: Awakening has set a franchise record for biggest opening month in the US. The game sold 180,000 units in February. One third of that total or 63,000 units were sold digitally.
"Building off its 92 Metacritic score, Fire Emblem Awakening for Nintendo 3DS had the best first month sales in franchise history, selling more than 180,000 units — more than 117,000 at retail and more than 63,000 digital units," said Nintendo in a statement.
The current best selling Fire Emblem title in the US is Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. The game has managed to sell 250,000 units lifetime. In just 28 days Awakening has been able to sell 70 percent of that figure.