Fire Emblem: Awakening US sales hit 180,000

Nintendo reveals 3DS title sees franchise-best opening month, moving 117,000 units at retail and 63,000 digitally during last month.

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Nintendo announced today, citing NPD data, that Fire Emblem: Awakening for Nintendo 3DS sold 180,000 units during its February launch month. That mark is good for the best first month sales in franchise history, the company said.

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Of the 180,000 total Fire Emblem: Awakening sales, 117,00 units were sold at physical retail and 63,000 units digitally.

By comparison, 2009's Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon has sold just over 250,000 units life-to-date in the US. Fire Emblem: Awakening has sold 70 percent of that figure already.

Nintendo did not share any sales data regarding Wii U hardware or software or 3DS hardware or software. The Wii U reportedly sold only 57,000 units in January. The full NPD February sales report showed overall industry sales slid 25 percent to $810 million.

For more on Fire Emblem: Awakening, check out GameSpot's review.

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