Fire Emblem Fates sells 300k in 3 days in US, best series debut in west by wide margin

Nintendo has revealed that Fire Emblem Fates now possesses the best launch sales of any Fire Emblem game in the west. The trio of games sold over 300k copies in the first 3 days of availability this past weekend. That’s 120k more then Awakening’s debut month in 2013.

Nintendo said:

With more than 300,000 units sold between all versions of the Fire Emblem Fates game during its launch weekend, the Nintendo 3DS strategy RPG earns a place in the record books as the fastest-selling game in the history of the long-running, critically acclaimed franchise in the United States. The game sold more than five times as many units as 2013’s Fire Emblem Awakening, the previous record holder in the United States, during its first three days of availability.

We thought FE was a goner in the west pre-Awakening. Then Awakening changed things up a bit so potential players who were normally scared off by perma-death could find the game more accessible.

Now we’ve got three FE games years later and the franchise is doing better than ever! I’m personally happy to see this and the sky is the limit for Fire Emblem going forward.