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Fire Emblem: Awakening exceeds 180,000 sales in February

According to Nintendo’s interview with VentureBeat, Fire Emblem: Awakening has sold more than 180,000 physical copies o, including 63,000 digital ones.  Impressive considering that last Fire Emblem’s lifetime sale was just 250,000 over it’s five year availability.

VentureBeat’s quote is as follows:

Building off its 92 Metacritic score, 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 and more than 63,000 digital units. By comparison, the previous hand-held entrant in the franchise – Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon – has sold a little more than 250,000 units life to date in the U.S. Fire Emblem Awakening sold 70 percent of that figure in just 28 days.

Despite the setbacks in distribution of copies, Nintendo is looking at a runaway hit with Fire Emblem especially since the game hasn’t even reached the EU.

My personal encounter with the game was a pleasant surprise.  I really didn’t plan on picking up Fire Emblem but found that people we’re raving about the game a few days before release so I decided to net a copy.  Now I can’t simply put it down — sure I’ll probably put it down once Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate releases but once I get too tired of hunting, I’ll no doubt go  back  to playing Fire Emblem for a quick map or two.

Congrats to Nintendo and thank you for such an epicly sweet game.  In hindsight, I’ve enjoyed Fire Emblem: Awakening more than my purchase of SimCity.  Damn EA.  If you haven’t picked up the game and you’re into the genre that made Final Fantasy Tactics and Ogre Tactics such a huge hit, I’d recommend you pick up Fire Emblem: Awakening soon.

/rant

source Venture Beat

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