This Week In Sales: Fire Emblem Awakens With Fiery Passion

By Ishaan . April 25, 2012 . 1:59pm

Period: The week of April 16th – April 22nd (2012)

Top-seller: Fire Emblem: Awakening – 242,600

Nintendo 3DS sales: 84,760 | Total sales: 5,743,259

PlayStation Vita sales: 8,250 | Total sales: 667,877

 

Ladies and gentlemen, we now live in a world where Fire Emblem managed to outsell Kingdom Hearts in terms of first-week sales. Not that this has much bearing on the long-term sales of both new games—Kingdom Hearts 3D will likely outsell Fire Emblem: Awakening in the long run—but it is an accomplishment for Fire Emblem nonetheless.

 

Fire Emblem: Awakening, released last week for the Nintendo 3DS, sold 242,000 copies in its first week. This marks the strongest debut any Fire Emblem game has seen in several years. Take a look at the debut sales of some of the other recent games in the series:

 

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii) | 2007 – 75,359

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS) | 2008 – 144,905

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem (DS) | 2010 – 136,367

 

Something else that’s interesting is that Media-Create’s figures don’t paint a full picture of just how well Fire Emblem: Awakening did either. You may recall that Nintendo announced a new Nintendo 3DS bundle to celebrate the game’s release. This bundle was released exclusively via their online store in Japan and it appears that Media-Create haven’t taken these added sales into account, as the software chart makes no mention of the hardware bundle.

 

The top-20 software sales chart for the week is as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Fire Emblem: Awakening 242,600 New 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Code of Princess 19,554 New 3DS Agatsuma
03. 03. Super Mario 3D Land 14,491 1,519,303 3DS Nintendo
01. 04. The 2nd Super Robot Taisen Z: Regeneration Chapter 13,560 313,402 PSP Namco Bandai
06. 05. Monster Hunter Tri G 13,069 1,403,296 3DS Capcom
02. 06. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 12,881 289,668 3DS Square Enix
05. 07. Kid Icarus: Uprising 10,915 231,558 3DS Nintendo
08. 08. Mario Kart 7 10,892 1,660,759 3DS Nintendo
New 09. Cho~ricchi! Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi 8,453 New 3DS Namco Bandai
New 10. Detective Conan: Prelude to the Past 8,312 New DS Namco Bandai
07. 11. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 7,954 139,758 PS3 Konami
04. 12. Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 7,833 111,919 PSP Konami
09. 13. Pokémon Conquest 6,976 302,950 DS Pokémon Co.
10. 14. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 6,104 137,326 3DS Nintendo
14. 15. Wii Sports Resort 4,567 919,259 Wii Nintendo
New 16. Seinarukana: Spirit of Eternity Sword 2 4,406 New PSP Cyberfront
New 17. Lord of the Rings: War in the North 4,199 New PS3 Warner Ent. Japan
New 18. Detective Conan: Prelude to the Past 4,037 New PSP Namco Bandai
17. 19. Mario Kart Wii 3,967 3,550,906 Wii Nintendo
New 20. Miyako Awayuki No Utage 3,824 New PSP Idea Factory

 

<< Last week’s software sales chart

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and Geimin.net.


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