Fire Emblem Awakening had a great month of sales in February, selling over 180 thousand copies. Even with the massive amount of copies sold, the game still failed to crack the February NPD list, which is pretty shocking. Nintendo did state that a third of the game’s overall sales were digital downloads, which the NPD group doesn’t count. I’m sure if the NPD did count digital game sales, the game would’ve cracked the top 5 for sure.
Nintendo issued the following statement to GamesBeat, “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.”
I’m sure Nintendo is proud of their accomplishments, they rarely ever tout a game’s specifics sales figures, but you can’t really blame them. The 3DS has been struggling in the US and Japan, the Vita is currently outselling the 3DS, but that’s probably because of the Vita’s price drop. In the end, it was a good month for Fire Emblem fans.
Source Venture Beat