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Fire Emblem Fates Sets Sales Record for the Franchise in the US

Fire Emblem Fates Sets Sales Record for the Franchise in the US - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 February 2016 / 7,228 Views

The Nintendo 3DS strategy RPG, Fire Emblem Fate, has set a new record for the franchise in the US, announced Nintendo.

The game sold 300,000 units between all version during its launch weekend, which makes it the fastest-selling game in the franchise.


"Both fans and critics are falling for Fire Emblem Fates, and the early sales numbers prove the game’s undeniable appeal," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "This strong momentum for Nintendo 3DS is only the beginning, as many more high-quality exclusive games are set to launch for the hand-held system over the next few months."

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright was the best-selling version of the game, followed closely by Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. If you purchase one version of the game you can buy the other version for $19.99 through the in-game shop.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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barneystinson69 (on 24 February 2016)

This probably outsold SFV....

Please don't dislike me too hell :(

kooltrex (on 24 February 2016)

Amazing this game will have very long legs extending possibly until the NX.

Nem (on 24 February 2016)

Meanwhile in europe... not even a release date yet...

vkaraujo (on 24 February 2016)

Holy crap. I am not sure how many Awakening sold in its first week (VGC says 100k, but other places say 60k).

Either way, that's a huge increase. Gratz for Awakening, that is definetely responsible too for this. Fates being greatly reviewed don't hurt either.

PAOerfulone (on 24 February 2016)

Pretty much expected.

DivinePaladin (on 24 February 2016)

Good to see Birthright sold more. I've had concerns since the day they split the game that Nintendo's intentional avoidance of explaining the differences between the two games would lead to people choosing Conquest by mistake, not knowing it was the hard one. Glad to see I was wrong for now.

SuperNova (on 24 February 2016)

Congrats Fire Emblem! :)

Cloudman (on 24 February 2016)

Awesome, way to go FE. Way to be strong! :D

Also, the general audience knows which one is the best ; )