Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Global Total as of 07th Oct 2017 (units): 0.49m
Platform: Wii
Developer: Intelligent Systems Genre: Strategy

Comments (141)

goldmario79 (on 14 October 2016)
I hope this game goes above 75.00 for a complete set...otherwise I'm gonna lose money on buying it here LOL. I will look at it again here in 20 years.
homer (on 07 February 2016)
They need to quit being dicks to people who didn't get it on disc and just put it up on eshop already.
DarkRPGamer007 (on 29 December 2014)
Amazing how this can't even sell .5m on a console that sold over 101m. Deserves so much more
homer (on 19 February 2012)
Why did it sell 11000 more in 2011 than 2010?
Arfen (on 13 January 2012)
another gem of the Wii unknown calalogue for the audience and list goes on and on... GREAT GAME!
Fededx (on 07 January 2012)
Americans love Fire Emblem, yet we didn't get the second DS game... Nonsense!
stitch55555 (on 07 January 2012)
And....these european sales...can someone explain to me?. There are many imbalances in the european sales lately
Mad55 (on 04 July 2011)
I gotta finish this
cromeros (on 16 May 2011)
Fededx (on 20 March 2011)
Outstanding game :)
itachi-89 (on 04 March 2011)
with others this game have sold around 600 - 700kr so its good for a fire emblem game, hope to see more fire emblem games in the future
Galvanizer (on 04 January 2011)
Love this game. My fave SRPG series after Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics.
nordlead (on 10 November 2010)
not all games were tracked in EMEAA when this website first started. It has been getting better over time, but this is a fairly old game now.
Conegamer (on 07 November 2010)
...hang on a minute, why isn't EMEAA included! I have this game, and I reckon around 100,000 others do as well!
Conegamer (on 07 November 2010)
Great game, good sales, expecting to see the final part of the trilogy soon!
sorento (on 14 May 2010)
other doing 50 000 maybe?? even more i think like muramasa.

Smeags (on 09 May 2010)
39 lucky new owners this week. :-P
Fededx (on 09 May 2010)
With others, it should reach 500 k, it's still so shameful... This game is SO awesome, it should be the best selling Wii game ever...
homer (on 25 April 2010)
Surely this warrants another game in the series.
Thechalkblock (on 10 April 2010)
Beat this game, it's great. One of the best I've played.
Skeeuk (on 30 March 2010)
good game, shame i havent got a manual with mine but never th less its quite expensive to get hold of now
primogen18 (on 18 March 2010)
no others sales?
oni-link (on 20 January 2010)

Well if you add the Others the game probably did somewhere between 450K-500K or even more!!! I don't have a source but that's what I think it has done with others. It's using the GCN engine so Nintendo should be pretty happy with the results.
Intendo21 (on 10 January 2010)
450,000 will be good.
MirrorWorld (on 04 January 2010)
Wow is that really all it has sold? D:
This game is waaay awesome. The crazy difficulty is pretty addicting.
IxisNaugus (on 09 December 2009)
I wonder how this did in Europe.
pariz (on 09 December 2009)

I totally agree with you. I always remember (and how it disgusts me) how critics wrote that its story was all messed up and poorly written. My god, how wrong and short sighted they are.
The truth is that PoR has one of the most "mature" and the deepest story I've ever enjoyed in an rpg.
Regardless how much I love Valkyria Chronicles and what a great it is, we all should agree that VC is a casual game and FE:PoR is the hardcore one.
Kihniö (on 07 December 2009)
Same here Zucas..
Zucas (on 07 December 2009)
Love this game and the GC one. Still the best strategy RPG franchise out there. So difficult as well... most just can't handle Fire Emblem haha and tha'ts just the way I like it.
famousringo (on 02 November 2009)
@ Spring

You're right, character interaction was dismal in this game compared to PoR. I'd still rate the story as better than any handheld FE game and the gameplay as best of the entire series, though.
Hephaestos (on 22 October 2009)
umh... there are others sales... I just bought mine :p (finally dropped from 30£ to 15!!)
pariz (on 30 September 2009)
The Wii game I played the most.
burning_phoneix (on 29 September 2009)

The scores are low because most reviewers are pussies who can't handle hard games.

Sales are low becuase Fire Emblem was never a huge selling series. Just search "Fire Emblem" on VGchartz and see!
Arfen (on 21 September 2009)
hello? no others sales?

Spring (on 31 August 2009)
I don't know whether it's just me, but I found this game to be very disappointing in comparison to every other FE title.

The gameplay rocks, no doubt, and battle saves really help. But... the story wasn't nearly as interesting as previous epics were in the series and support conversations were for whatever reason COMPLETELY destroyed in this game. Each individual character lacked the amount of personality and life that they used to have from Path of Radiance. For example, RD's 'tough' Ike felt like a completely different character than PoR's stalwart Ike, and without any true reason either... The quality of the writing also felt a little underwhelming in comparison with the other titles.

I guess my gripes lie within the lack of character interaction in the game. Unfortunately, this is one of the main reasons I have for playing FE games, and the different direction in this game was a disappointment.
Drumstick (on 12 August 2009)
I don't know why this game have only 0.41m sold units...
and why these scores are so low?

For me It's the best strategy game since Ogre Battle 64.
This game on hard is insane, It took me several hours to complete it with every characters alive.
KingHenry (on 07 June 2009)
Subjectively, this is the best single player wii game out there. Maybe I'm just into this genre, but it's actually fun to play. I'm not an action/adventure type gamer, even though i tried to be. Those games get boring to me, and i find myself forcing game play. I own a lot of wii games, i haven't opened like 10 of them, and i usually play a game for like 10-30 mins before i turn it off and never touch it again. I've clocked over 80 hours of game play on this game, and feel it's a must buy for non casual gamers!
Stats87 (on 12 May 2009)
Just bought this today from EB for $15. (brand new) Looking forward to playing it, I liked Path of Radiance...but no longer have my save file.
redsoxfan9477 (on 05 May 2009)
favorite game on wii to me
consoloid (on 13 April 2009)
have to play it on hard, normal is actually easy....., I LOVED both Fireemblems,

the critics were not fair, saying it didn't offer enough, it offerd more than enough, and the in Game grafix arn't important (turn of the animation, give the game more speed, the Chrakter styles are important and the cutscnen, and they're great!!!)....
still hope nintendo makes a sequel....(FE just needed a bit more PR....maby bad timing to...)

SmokedHostage (on 26 March 2009)
This Fire Emblem turns you into a man... if you beat it on Hard.
scottie (on 21 March 2009)
I just got up to Part 4 - Shit just got real
TWRoO (on 21 March 2009)
At best I estimate it's PAL sales at 150k... but I think it is more likely 100-110k. (using Nintendo Channel data)
DarkLantis (on 17 March 2009)
man, this game is so hard!
and i'm playing on normal... hahaha
metalgearmatt (on 14 March 2009)
My favourite story in any game!
jefforange89 (on 13 March 2009)
I love this game. I think I've spent more time playing it than Brawl, which is no easy feat, since I played Brawl for 20 hours straight or so when it first came out.
Araknie87 (on 11 March 2009)
I want the data for the europe.
outlawauron (on 05 March 2009)
Wow! Valkyria is on its heels!
Majin-Tenshinhan (on 19 February 2009)
Wasn't this at like 600k a sec ago... ? That's a massive adjustment!
Phoenix_Wiight (on 09 February 2009)
holy crap, huge adjustment down...
SmokedHostage (on 09 February 2009)
Kenology (on 08 February 2009)
Adjusted way down.... :( *tear*
Kihniö (on 08 February 2009)
Adjusted down..
coonana (on 28 January 2009)
please put up some Other sales
Vas-y (on 18 January 2009)
It's over :(. This game was so much fun.
J-Favs (on 18 January 2009)
I really need to finish this game but it's just so hard at times that it destroys my motivation.
Undying (on 09 January 2009)
This game was fantastic. It was my personal 2007 GotY.
TheConduit (on 02 January 2009)
Outsold the game cube fire emblem by 3.5 to one not including PAL region sales.
Phoenix_Wiight (on 31 December 2008)
haha, right there with you SmokedHostage. I thought it was much better than PoR, and it's my second favorite FE too (first being FE7)
bigjon (on 30 December 2008)
wow, I think NA will get every FE from now on... over 2x the sales it got in Japan. Nice.
SmokedHostage (on 27 December 2008)
Much better than Path of Radiance. This has become my second favorite FE.
PowerOn (on 24 December 2008)
I admit I'm addict to this game. I thought it's terrible but I'm wrong. That's my third time to play to see bit different ending on Support and death/life. Ooo.. Look at time! it eat my time already!
Kihniö (on 14 December 2008)
Good one Zucas
Zucas (on 12 December 2008)
Finally got this game. Still haven't finished the first one though but oh well.
EdEN (on 12 December 2008)
Ah, Ilyana and her insatiable hunger.

I'm at the Endgame on Chapter 4 (4.3 to be precise) so it should be done over the weekend.

Still, after 36 hours and counting, it's been one hell of a ride...
Kenology (on 10 December 2008)
Others sales please. I really want to know how it did overall.
Oyvoyvoyv (on 09 December 2008)
Should easily break 750K LT with Others sales in. That is very, very good for a SRPG really, and should also have made some good profit.
silverlunar777 (on 08 December 2008)
This game is hard to find >_< i was looking for it for almost 4 months!
I finnaly made our local shop import it.
Drumstick (on 05 December 2008)
where's the others sales?
famousringo (on 25 November 2008)
This game made me stay up all night the other day. And when I finally finish it, I'm going to have to fight not to load up Path of Radiance and start all over again.
SmokedHostage (on 18 November 2008)
I need to find this game... It's the only FE released in the US that I don't own.
scottie (on 07 November 2008)
Just bought this game today - it's really good (but confusing and hard - tis my first entry into the series and I'm loving it)
ugg1020 (on 25 October 2008)
I concur. Ilyana FTW!!!
Smeags (on 06 October 2008)
Lovely game for sure. I'm going through my second playthrough and it's amazing of how much better one can be when you have a set list of characters you will use and level up. :-P

Plus, Ilyana is the coolest Arch Sage this side of Tellius. (y)
Zucas (on 18 September 2008)
Well there is no way others would put this over. At the most there, 200,000 which would simply put it around 750,000 and 800,000 in shipments. Once again will need a reduced price with advertising(aka player's choice) to have a shot at it.
laziassazn (on 17 September 2008)
@pmaster4 "can't find this game anywhere "

really at my local frys i saw at least 20 copies i was guessing it was available everywhere
pmaster4 (on 13 September 2008)
can't find this game anywhere
Kenology (on 10 September 2008)
What if Others makes this a million seller. Not likely in the least bit, but that'd be awesome.
Lolcislaw (on 05 September 2008)
Path of Radiance is my favourite GC game, Radiant Dawn favourite Wii title. Fire Emblem is amazing.

I wonder how much it sold in Europe.
silverlunar777 (on 03 September 2008)
I am a Fire emlem fan and i don't have the game yet! Ahhhh!
Leni (on 28 August 2008)
awesome game!!

btw, where are Others sales, it might be close to 1 million!
Kenology (on 15 August 2008)
Europe sales please!
sc94597 (on 08 August 2008)
This game is amazing, but extremely hard. I love it though. Sales seem pretty nice for an Srpg.
youjiro (on 06 August 2008)
i just bought this game today... i love the series and can't wait to spend 40+ hours of my life on it
Captian_Twig (on 15 July 2008)
Beautiful cutscenes...
SmokedHostage (on 11 July 2008)
If it helps, I'm planning on buying this game new. I still haven't beat this first one.
Kenology (on 18 June 2008)
It would be so awesome if this game became a million seller. It so deserves it. Others numbers PLEASE!
PabloV (on 11 June 2008)
yeah i got the game in The Netherlands here, that means that there should be at least one there :P i hope they can get the data to fill in the gap. since then this might become a million seller sooner ^-^
Soanevalcke (on 08 June 2008)
I love this game!!! ♥
Not really a Wii title [if you know what i mean...], but it has a good gameplay, an incredible storyline and... anyway, a great game.

A little bit frustrating on hard.
pikazoo2 (on 02 June 2008)
Even though the graphics aren't amazing in this game, the story and game play more than make up for it and make it a must have title for the Wii.
Zucas (on 30 May 2008)
150k-200k with the E/O thereabouts.
Kihniö (on 14 May 2008)
Yes.500k.Without Europe..Congratulations
Oyvoyvoyv (on 06 May 2008)
Hehe, my friend played this game at my place, 3 days later, he has a Wii and this game. SMG was, and I quote "a second degree purchase" compared to this one.
outlawauron (on 03 May 2008)
@ Quilex

Europe doesn't seem to like RPGs like America and Japan does.

Example: FF 12 didn't even sell a million in Europe.
coonana (on 01 May 2008)
damn they still did not count it for Other
Smeags (on 23 April 2008)
I'm not a huge fan of this genre, but there's just something about Fire Emblem that sucks me in and doesn't let go. A great game that no one should miss.

Plus Illyana destroys all with her hunger! Nom nom nom!
Oyvoyvoyv (on 14 April 2008)
Wow, I spent 100 hours on this game (played 3/4 on easy and 100% on Normal)

One of the best games ever made!
Quilex (on 14 April 2008)
This game makes a wii purchase value in it's self. As long as you like turn based strategy then this game will take a massive amount of your game time.

I am also in the UK and would love to get an idea to how it's sold in Europe but it's not even appeared in the UK top 30 to my knowledge so I'm not sure how much more there is to add.
Kihniö (on 13 April 2008)
It is so great game..
Fun to play that nobody in your group dies..but also frustrating
Cyan_Up (on 07 April 2008)
I have all the english FE games and also Fuin no tsurugi, the sequel to rekka no ken(i dont remember the numbers) and i have to say Radiant Dawn owns all!!! In terms of story, stages and characters its the most complete FE title yet.

As a european i'd like to see the sales of this game. Come on VGC, i know you can deliver!!
swordplay (on 04 April 2008)
The Games sales are very good it sold more than the GC game.
Mnementh (on 02 April 2008)
The game should be over 500K already. It is sold for some weeks in Europe now (and as you can see, I own it, so it is sold at least once) and that should be enough for the missing 30K.
Oyvoyvoyv (on 29 March 2008)
Great game! I bought this from a used-game store (2 days after release too, someone is obviously an idiot), and expected it to be a good, but not great game.

I was right, it wasn't (isn't, I'm still only on 3rd part end) great, it was awesome! Perhaps one of the 10 best games I've ever played.

Why do you people say it sold bad? PoR sold less in Japan (and those are the only numbers we have)

NPD said 226k for PoR on GC (USA only) and this one has surpassed that already.

Anybody know how much they said it has to sell to be profitable? Should it be 200-400k? (since the game is building on an older version a lot)
Leni (on 29 March 2008)
it's might reach 1million!!
MeowTheMouse (on 28 March 2008)
this game is selling well.. but not for a fire emblem title..
Knight_Ward (on 24 March 2008)
Bigjon... Fire Emblem3 sold over 700,000 in japan and no. 4 sold around 560,000.

I believe the first english release one (being no.7) has the highest total so far, but Vgcharts doesn't seem to have the US/others data for it.
bigjon (on 24 March 2008)
Is this really the best sellin FE ever? In NA for sure, but didn't some of the older ones go platinum in Japan?
Tormod (on 19 March 2008)
No European data?
Plezbo (on 14 March 2008)
Ok, so to clear things up before I get bombarded, I mean that it will be worthy when it reaches that point, I know its not there yet, but come on.
Plezbo (on 14 March 2008)
Crazy hard, but totally fulfilling. The missions are not as hard to beat if you don't mind sacrificing some teammates, but lose too many and you are screwed. Definitely worthy of holding the Best Selling Fire Emblem ever title. Great news for the game and the series. We can look forward to more FE games in the future, hopefully next time with point and click support.
Knight_Ward (on 06 March 2008)
regin2005, this comes out in Europe on the 14th of March, while in Australia it's the 10th of April.
regin2005 (on 06 March 2008)
This is coming out in the "Others" region?
viewtiful_jon (on 02 March 2008)

You can check how far they move on hard mode but you will have to calculate everything yourself, you can find out any enemies movement and just going over any part of terrain will allow you to know how much movement it takes to traverse it. I love that feature on Hard Mode, makes it more of a challenge like it should be.
Captian_Twig (on 25 February 2008)
Hard as hell. But fun
reinhold (on 21 February 2008)
The soundtrack has already been ripped. Head here to even d/l some tracks that weren't used in the game:
Oyvoyvoyv (on 13 February 2008)
It's comming out, my mistake. Mid march.
Kenology (on 13 February 2008)
This game just got a European date not too long ago didn't it!?

@ famousringo - BLASPHEMY! This game has an awesome soundtrack! Someone rip it please.
bigjon (on 11 February 2008)
are you sure it won't come to others?
Oyvoyvoyv (on 11 February 2008)
Darn game, won't come out in Europe :(:(:(

famousringo (on 08 February 2008)
Finally wrapped up PoR a few days ago and tore into this thing. I'm loving most of the enhancements but there are a couple things that bug me.

Minor quibble: The 2D background behind some dialogues is designed for 4:3 aspect ratio only, and it looks as awkward as hell. Since this part of the game worked fine with 16:9 in PoR, I just don't get how something so simple was overlooked.

Major beef: There is some God awful music in this game. How am I supposed to think while my eardrums are being raped? I'm hoping this music is confined to Daein or something, but I may have to mute the music if this keeps up.
coonana (on 01 February 2008)
Once this hits europe it wont look like a fail.
If they make another one they should advance the series for crying out loud.
kewlnesss (on 31 January 2008)
I'll be playing this one soon :) Looking forward to it.
tokilamockingbrd (on 24 January 2008)
selling slow, but steady... depending on how it does in others has an outside chance at 1 million.... still selling 6k a week In NA
bluster (on 24 January 2008)
Where are Others numbers???
If it sells another 200k in there, this game could make 700k pretty soon.
I wonder if it will hit 1 million at some point...
coonana (on 24 January 2008)
This game actually sold well. Considering how they limit their own audiences and the games are not that expensive to make.
chriscox1121 (on 04 January 2008)
Fire Emblem is one of my most favorite games. I would have to agree that the first chapter is prob the hardest. Talk about putting some crazy hours into a game. I couldn't tell you how much I put into this until I finally beat it. My prob isn't mixing up the teams, but the way the story went. I'm not a 100% sold on it. I loved the story just not so much the ending.
reinhold (on 03 January 2008)
200K in the US, that is...
reinhold (on 03 January 2008)
Woohoo, FE ought to eclipse the 200K mark next week!

A damn fine game. I completed it on Normal a couple of weeks ago, and I've now completed Part I on Hard. I'm not completely sold on how the parties are split for so long (I think I prefer building a team from start to finish as in FE's 6-9), but I loved the climax where you select your teams for Part IV.
jpelles (on 31 December 2007)
Why hasn't this hit europe yet. Very strange since it would probably do very well over there.
Hyperion (on 31 December 2007)

That's great advice and all, only you can't do that in hard mode XD.
whatever (on 30 December 2007)
Just finished this and it was fantastic. The hardest part was actually Part 1. After you get to Ike's crew, it actually got much easier as they are much stronger than Miciaih's crew in Part 1.

I loved Part 4 where you choose 3 teams and then one uber team for the final chapter (which is in 5 parts).
famousringo (on 28 December 2007)
Up to 350,000 units I see. Not bad at all, considering it was probably cheap as borscht to make.

Just picked up my copy today. Now I have to finish off PoR so I can leap into RD with cool bonuses!
jv103 (on 28 December 2007)
Oh and at first the game seems hard. Just remember to things. CHECK HOW FAR THE ENEMY CAN TRAVEL, and THEY WILL ATTACK YOUR WEAKEST MEMBER IF POSSIBLE. If you remember that, you can survive. I only logged 40 hours play time (cause i did battle screens) but that doesn't include the additional 40 I logged through soft resets.
jv103 (on 28 December 2007)
I beat the game once and I really enjoyed it. Now I'm going to go on hard-mode so I can use pelleas and sephiron.
Hyperion (on 18 December 2007)
Now that I've almost done with the game, after playing it for an ridiculous amout of time, I can say that this game rocks! The issue I said I had before doesn't really bother me any more. So I guess that should teach me I shouldn't judge games too quickly. Nevertheless, I still do not think this game is better than the original, because PoR was my first FE game and it will forever hold a special place in my heart.
Plezbo (on 18 December 2007)
Ok, I am 5 missions in, and I can officially say, this game is fucking hard. I didn't have Path of Radiance, last FE I played was the first GBA one to make it over here. Beating levels isn't all that hard, but doing so without losing anyone on my team is plain tough. I love it though, haven't felt this mentally challenged in a long time. haha, I called myself mentally challenged.
cloud_IX (on 17 December 2007)
Hurry up and release this in the UK dammit
coonana (on 12 December 2007)
sweet they fixed it
Hyperion (on 12 December 2007)
It's a very good game, but not as good as Path of Radiance, I think. I give it a 9...But I have not finished it yet, so perhaps the score will go up when I play it completely.

So far, the thing that annoys me about the game is that it gives you a set of new characters in every part. What I loved about PoR was that you started out with these weak characters and you stuck with them until the very end and you saw them grow and become strong. That was very satisfying for me, at least. In here, you play the first ten chapters, and when you're starting to really like the characters, they take them away and give you a new batch...then they do it again.

It's nothing major, but it bothers me a bit. The game is still addicting as hell. I can't get enough of it XD.
coonana (on 09 December 2007)
seriously wtf???? it makes it look like this game is selling terrible
choirsoftheeye (on 06 December 2007)
Can we combine this with the Japanese entry?

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goldmario79 (on 14 October 2016)
I hope this game goes above 75.00 for a
complete set...otherwise I'm gonna lose
money on buying it here LOL. I will
look at it again here in 20 years.
homer (on 07 February 2016)
They need to quit being dicks to people
who didn't get it on disc and just put
it up on eshop already.
DarkRPGamer007 (on 29 December 2014)
Amazing how this can't even sell .5m on
a console that sold over 101m. Deserves
so much more
homer (on 19 February 2012)
Why did it sell 11000 more in 2011 than
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