Nintendo is VERY happy with Fire Emblem Awakening

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#1 Posted by darkspineslayer (19755 posts) -
http://nintendoeverything.com/115951/february-2013-npd-fire-emblem-awakening-sells-over-180000-combined-best-first-month-for-fire-emblem/ For the lazy, 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 + more than 63,000 digital units). The last game to be published in NA, Shadow Dragon, has 250,000 units in its lifetime sales. Awakening has met 70% of that in it's first month overseas, and it isn't even in Europe yet. Deserves every unit. Hopefully now Nintendo will take the overseas market for these games more seriously.
#2 Posted by HowlingLotus (424 posts) -

Hopefully now Nintendo will take the overseas market for these games more seriously.darkspineslayer

MOAR FE!

#3 Posted by marioandlinkfan (223 posts) -

they've probably exceeded shadow dragon in terms of profit because digital sales = no middle man.

#4 Posted by Sword-Demon (6970 posts) -

NA sales for the whole series for a wider comparison:

  1. Fire Emblem (GBA): 490K
  2. Sacred Stones (GBA): 420K
  3. Path of Radiance (GC): 290K
  4. Radiant Dawn (Wii): 250K
  5. Shadow Dragon (DS): 250K

So Awakening's 180K within a month is extremely impressive, especially considering that the 3DS still has a relatively small userbase. It's already at over a 3rd of the lifetime sales of the best selling one, which released 10 years ago.

#5 Posted by darkspineslayer (19755 posts) -

NA sales for the whole series for a wider comparison:

  1. Fire Emblem (GBA): 490K
  2. Sacred Stones (GBA): 420K
  3. Path of Radiance (GC): 290K
  4. Radiant Dawn (Wii): 250K
  5. Shadow Dragon (DS): 250K

So Awakening's 180K within a month is extremely impressive, especially considering that the 3DS still has a relatively small userbase. It's already at over a 3rd of the lifetime sales of the best selling one, which released 10 years ago.

Sword-Demon
Wow, that is impressive. I wonder how the game will stack up in worldwide sales, 10 years from now.
#6 Posted by elbert_b_23 (8247 posts) -
i am surprised its not a little more being that it has just about been sold out since its release also its a great game and deserves the sales
#7 Posted by moltenix (2487 posts) -

Forget Nintendo, I am very happy that I own this awesome game! :P

They shouldn't be too surprised. It really is an amazing game and all the praise and good reviews definitely helped. I think the eShop demo really helped as well. They really need to consider adding demos for their lesser known titles like this.

#8 Posted by bbkkristian (14955 posts) -
They should be happy; this is what happens when you localize a game people want-- and advertise it. I even saw Fire Emblem Awakening commercials on TV and they looked well done, as well. :) Major Congrats to the Big N.
#9 Posted by tocool340 (20542 posts) -
Good things happen when you finally bring demos to the table. Now many more people who were either skeptical or ignorant to the series got a chance to play and decided to buy it...
#10 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I still need to get this game it was my most anticipated 3DS game.

#11 Posted by yokofox33 (29878 posts) -

Hopefully they'll release some of the older titles for the virtual console since Awakening has sold well.

#12 Posted by Minishdriveby (10013 posts) -
I managed to find a physical copy in GameStop over SpringBreak; however, my girlfriend has taken possession of it and won't stop playing it.
#13 Posted by emirblade (904 posts) -

This game deserves even more sales. It an Awesome experience. I like it even more than the gba FE games.

#14 Posted by King_Dodongo (3298 posts) -

This game deserves even more sales. It an Awesome experience. I like it even more than the gba FE games.

emirblade
Agreed. Hopefully reaches at least a million worldwide. At least thi bodes well for the franchise in general IMO.
#15 Posted by BigBen11111 (1528 posts) -

Hopefully they'll release some of the older titles for the virtual console since Awakening has sold well.

yokofox33

That's what I've been hoping for as well.

#16 Posted by Legolas_Katarn (15592 posts) -

[QUOTE="yokofox33"]

Hopefully they'll release some of the older titles for the virtual console since Awakening has sold well.

BigBen11111

That's what I've been hoping for as well.

It would be nice to see 4 and 5 translated.

#17 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15042 posts) -
Guess this is why it has been so hard to find physical copies.
#18 Posted by LadyBlue (3929 posts) -

Great news! I've yet to pick it up,but I would defo get it.

#19 Posted by Legolas_Katarn (15592 posts) -
They probably made a lot from their massively overpriced DLC, that I'll probably still buy to support more Fire Emblem and SRPGs.
#20 Posted by darkspineslayer (19755 posts) -
They probably made a lot from their massively overpriced DLC, that I'll probably still buy to support more Fire Emblem and SRPGs.Legolas_Katarn
I've found it easier to swallow with the bundles. But yeah, for the most part I'm doing it to support the game, only really want to play the bonds levels and future of despair.
#22 Posted by halfmask (240 posts) -

Not too surprising to me; I bought a 3DS with the sole purpose of being able to play this game. :P In case you're wondering, I hardly qualify as a diehard fan as I've only played two other games in the series to date and completely passed over Shadow Dragon, but something about the presentation of this game really caught my eye and led me to preorder. No regrets; what a fantastic game!

#23 Posted by nintendofreak_2 (25896 posts) -

[QUOTE="Legolas_Katarn"]They probably made a lot from their massively overpriced DLC, that I'll probably still buy to support more Fire Emblem and SRPGs.darkspineslayer
I've found it easier to swallow with the bundles. But yeah, for the most part I'm doing it to support the game, only really want to play the bonds levels and future of despair.

Same reason I've bought every one too.  From the ones I've played so far I'm not really sure they're worth the price yet, but I haven't played the good ones yet so I'll hold on judgement. 

And the reason this one is so close to Shadow Dragon is because SD wasn't very good. 

#24 Posted by thetravman (3521 posts) -

I wish these games would break a million in their lifetime. The franchise deserves it.

#25 Posted by MAILER_DAEMON (45906 posts) -
We still need to get Mystery of the Emblem, the second DS game/remake of part 2 of the SNES version. It's the missing link between Shadow Dragon (Prince Marth; King Marth from Awakening is based off of his MotE appearance) and Awakening's story. I'd rather see that game first, then see some sort of appearance of Gaiden and the Jugdral Saga games. We still don't even have an official translation of Roy's quest. >_>
#26 Posted by Bigboi500 (29999 posts) -

[QUOTE="darkspineslayer"]Hopefully now Nintendo will take the overseas market for these games more seriously.HowlingLotus

MOAR FE!

Yeah boi!

#27 Posted by PatchMaster (6013 posts) -

Good. Hopefully that means we'll not only get another 3DS game, but a proper (non-crossover) Wii U title at some point.

#28 Posted by King_Dodongo (3298 posts) -

Good. Hopefully that means we'll not only get another 3DS game, but a proper (non-crossover) Wii U title at some point.

PatchMaster
#29 Posted by Superzone (3713 posts) -
It deserves the great sales. I got it last week and I seriously can't put it down, it's already my second most-played game on my 3DS. This might surpass the first FE as my favorite in the series.
#30 Posted by Superzone (3713 posts) -
[QUOTE="MAILER_DAEMON"]We still need to get Mystery of the Emblem, the second DS game/remake of part 2 of the SNES version. It's the missing link between Shadow Dragon (Prince Marth; King Marth from Awakening is based off of his MotE appearance) and Awakening's story. I'd rather see that game first, then see some sort of appearance of Gaiden and the Jugdral Saga games. We still don't even have an official translation of Roy's quest. >_>

I have been waiting for FE6 (Roy's game) to come stateside ever since I beat the first North American Fire Emblem almost 10 years ago. I wonder if they will ever bring it to the eShop? I would seriously pee my pants.
#31 Posted by darkspineslayer (19755 posts) -
[QUOTE="Superzone"][QUOTE="MAILER_DAEMON"]We still need to get Mystery of the Emblem, the second DS game/remake of part 2 of the SNES version. It's the missing link between Shadow Dragon (Prince Marth; King Marth from Awakening is based off of his MotE appearance) and Awakening's story. I'd rather see that game first, then see some sort of appearance of Gaiden and the Jugdral Saga games. We still don't even have an official translation of Roy's quest. >_>

I have been waiting for FE6 (Roy's game) to come stateside ever since I beat the first North American Fire Emblem almost 10 years ago. I wonder if they will ever bring it to the eShop? I would seriously pee my pants.

The fan translations are out there. If Nintendo would be willing to pay them for their work, and do a little cleanup, then it would be great. They won't however.
#32 Posted by The_Joker1721 (285 posts) -
Awesome news. This game deserves it. Loving it so far. Just... So many things to do man ;_;
#33 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I'm going to download it today. I just need $2 more to download it.

#34 Posted by arfy2 (1613 posts) -

I'm in the UK and got the 3DS XL Fire Emblem bundle on pre- order :)

 

Only problem is I have an exam on the 19th of April (release day) and another one on the 24th :(

#35 Posted by loosingENDS (11826 posts) -

And fans would be happy if they brought Bravely Default outside Japan

#36 Posted by TwistedShade (3165 posts) -

Just picked up a 3DS XL, and the game. So far it's REALLY good, in my opinion but ofcourse all of them are pretty excellent.

#37 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I'm in the UK and got the 3DS XL Fire Emblem bundle on pre- order :)

 

Only problem is I have an exam on the 19th of April (release day) and another one on the 24th :(

arfy2

Is it a XL based on Fire Emblem Awakening or is it just a bundle with a normal XL and Fire Emblem Awakening?

 

If it is the first I wish the US had that instead of a normal 3DS that was based on Fire Emblem Awakening and bundled with Fire Emblem Awakening.

#38 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4713 posts) -

Happy to hear the game is selling well. My guess is in March NPD is sells about 50k retail and another 25k digitally. Sadly we already are seeing some retailer selling it for $25 or so the big sales look like they're over now.

Looking forward to Intelligent Systems working on Advance Wars for 3DS after this. I'm at Chapter 16 and played about 17 hours. Loving every minute of it.

#39 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Happy to hear the game is selling well. My guess is in March NPD is sells about 50k retail and another 25k digitally. Sadly we already are seeing some retailer selling it for $25 or so the big sales look like they're over now.

Looking forward to Intelligent Systems working on Advance Wars for 3DS after this. I'm at Chapter 16 and played about 17 hours. Loving every minute of it.

bonesawisready5

I think I'm at Chapter 13 and close to 17 hours but I'm also doing the Paralogues and using Reeking Chests to make more risen appear so I could level up some of my underpowered characters that are usually in my party.

Edit* I had to get it digitally because the store I went to didn't have it in stock but I know they carry it because they had space on the shelf for it but I'm glad I got it digitally because now it is always with me.

#40 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4713 posts) -

Can anyone tell me when I should change a character's class with those seals? I changed the sister (the one who originally can't do anything but heal) to a War Cleric hoping she'd have the ability to use weapons to defend herself but it won't let me equip any melee weapons to her.

I've maxed out Chrom, my character, and a few others at 20ish. So should I convert them with seals to another class? What boosts will I get from this or should I leave certain characters as maxed out in their original classes?

Thanks. I'm at Chapter 16 and getting ready for a big push into the end of the game. I've never gotten this far in an Intelligent Systems SRPG like FE or AW. I usually find a mission I just  can't beat around chapter 10 and I give up but that was in my younger days. Despite some really difficult parts I'm doing good in Awakening but a large part of that is due to not having to turn on character death

#41 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Can anyone tell me when I should change a character's class with those seals? I changed the sister (the one who originally can't do anything but heal) to a War Cleric hoping she'd have the ability to use weapons to defend herself but it won't let me equip any melee weapons to her.

I've maxed out Chrom, my character, and a few others at 20ish. So should I convert them with seals to another class? What boosts will I get from this or should I leave certain characters as maxed out in their original classes?

Thanks. I'm at Chapter 16 and getting ready for a big push into the end of the game. I've never gotten this far in an Intelligent Systems SRPG like FE or AW. I usually find a mission I just  can't beat around chapter 10 and I give up but that was in my younger days. Despite some really difficult parts I'm doing good in Awakening but a large part of that is due to not having to turn on character death

bonesawisready5

You need to equip a Bronze Ax to Lissa when she becomes a War Cleric because her ax proficiancy is an E, Iron Axes are D, Steel Axes are C, Silver are B.

I'm not sure what weopons you can start using at Level A.

When I promoted some of my units it was when they maxed out at Level 20 then use the Master seal to promote them. Frederick doesn't get promoted since he starts out at his secondary class already.

#42 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4713 posts) -

[QUOTE="bonesawisready5"]

Can anyone tell me when I should change a character's class with those seals? I changed the sister (the one who originally can't do anything but heal) to a War Cleric hoping she'd have the ability to use weapons to defend herself but it won't let me equip any melee weapons to her.

I've maxed out Chrom, my character, and a few others at 20ish. So should I convert them with seals to another class? What boosts will I get from this or should I leave certain characters as maxed out in their original classes?

Thanks. I'm at Chapter 16 and getting ready for a big push into the end of the game. I've never gotten this far in an Intelligent Systems SRPG like FE or AW. I usually find a mission I just  can't beat around chapter 10 and I give up but that was in my younger days. Despite some really difficult parts I'm doing good in Awakening but a large part of that is due to not having to turn on character death

Nintendo_Ownes7

You need to equip a Bronze Ax to Lissa when she becomes a War Cleric because her ax proficiancy is an E, Iron Axes are D, Steel Axes are C, Silver are B.

I'm not sure what weopons you can start using at Level A.

When I promoted some of my units it was when they maxed out at Level 20 then use the Master seal to promote them. Frederick doesn't get promoted since he starts out at his secondary class already.

 

Thanks. I'm guessing I have to buy a Bronze Axe from one of the shops around the map?

#43 Posted by darkspineslayer (19755 posts) -
Thanks. I'm at Chapter 16 and getting ready for a big push into the end of the game. bonesawisready5
Don't rush it. you have a good chunk of the game left. Anyways, Bronze weapons can be found in shops on the map from near the beginning of the game. Lissa will need to work her weapon level up.
#44 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

[QUOTE="bonesawisready5"]

Can anyone tell me when I should change a character's class with those seals? I changed the sister (the one who originally can't do anything but heal) to a War Cleric hoping she'd have the ability to use weapons to defend herself but it won't let me equip any melee weapons to her.

I've maxed out Chrom, my character, and a few others at 20ish. So should I convert them with seals to another class? What boosts will I get from this or should I leave certain characters as maxed out in their original classes?

Thanks. I'm at Chapter 16 and getting ready for a big push into the end of the game. I've never gotten this far in an Intelligent Systems SRPG like FE or AW. I usually find a mission I just  can't beat around chapter 10 and I give up but that was in my younger days. Despite some really difficult parts I'm doing good in Awakening but a large part of that is due to not having to turn on character death

bonesawisready5

You need to equip a Bronze Ax to Lissa when she becomes a War Cleric because her ax proficiancy is an E, Iron Axes are D, Steel Axes are C, Silver are B.

I'm not sure what weopons you can start using at Level A.

When I promoted some of my units it was when they maxed out at Level 20 then use the Master seal to promote them. Frederick doesn't get promoted since he starts out at his secondary class already.

 

Thanks. I'm guessing I have to buy a Bronze Axe from one of the shops around the map?

You can get the Bronze Axe in the first area that you completed.

#45 Posted by V3rciS (2215 posts) -

[QUOTE="arfy2"]

I'm in the UK and got the 3DS XL Fire Emblem bundle on pre- order :)

 

Only problem is I have an exam on the 19th of April (release day) and another one on the 24th :(

Nintendo_Ownes7

Is it a XL based on Fire Emblem Awakening or is it just a bundle with a normal XL and Fire Emblem Awakening?

 

If it is the first I wish the US had that instead of a normal 3DS that was based on Fire Emblem Awakening and bundled with Fire Emblem Awakening.

Here is the European Fire Emblem 3ds XL bundle

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Handheld-Console-3DS-Awakening/dp/B00BERB8AO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364883797&sr=8-2

#46 Posted by arfy2 (1613 posts) -

[QUOTE="arfy2"]

I'm in the UK and got the 3DS XL Fire Emblem bundle on pre- order :)

 

Only problem is I have an exam on the 19th of April (release day) and another one on the 24th :(

Nintendo_Ownes7

Is it a XL based on Fire Emblem Awakening or is it just a bundle with a normal XL and Fire Emblem Awakening?

 

If it is the first I wish the US had that instead of a normal 3DS that was based on Fire Emblem Awakening and bundled with Fire Emblem Awakening.

It a blue 3DS XL with the Fire Emblem er emblem on the back in white with a digital copy of the game. It looks really cool!!!

 

Someone beat me to it lol

#47 Posted by moltenix (2487 posts) -
Just made it to Chapter 24. So freakin' awesome!!! :D