Nintendo Reveal U.S. Sales For Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion And More

By Ishaan . September 12, 2013 . 5:45pm

Nintendo have shared sales figures for a number of their Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games in 2013 in the U.S., including games such as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Fire Emblem: Awakening. Here’s the full list:


Game Release Date 2013 Sales Lifetime sales
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Mar. 24th, 2013
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Jun. 9th, 2013
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Aug. 19th, 2012
406,000 1.85 million
Fire Emblem Awakening
Feb. 4th, 2013
Mario Kart 7
Dec. 4th, 2011
352,000 2.84 million
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Mar. 24th, 2013
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
May 24th, 2013
Super Mario 3D Land
Nov. 13th, 2011
265,000 2.86 million
LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
Apr. 21st, 2013
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Aug. 11th, 2013


Additionally, Nintendo have announced that Pikmin 3 sold 115,000 copies when it launched in North America last month. Meanwhile, New Super Luigi U has sold 120,000 copies to date.

  • Aristides

    Go Fire Emblem! let’s hope for half a Mill by new years :P

    • British_Otaku

      It already got those numbers between the US to date and Japan’s first week (242,600 – 80% sell through rate).

      Given that we saved this series from being put in the same place that Kid Icarus was in till recently and the DLC has been selling well ( ) we should push our support to other titles like The Wonderful 1… Okay a completely different platform, but basically Fire Emblem Awakening is a success.

    • I’m actually surprised PMD didn’t do better.
      And do you think FE:A would have sold more if it wasn’t impossible to find in stores for months?
      Are these numbers online+retail combined?

      • Yes, all numbers are retail + digital combined.

    • Christopher McNair

      I’m getting a 3DS for Pokemon. I will likely add FE to the list also, since even Pokemon can get boring (Gen 5) and there’s no point in buying a 3DS for just one game (I’m not buying both versions anymore).

  • efholic

    Not even a million for Animal Crossing yet?
    I am disappoint, America.

    • Having bought Animal Crossing, I completely regret it.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Buy fantasy life next time. Or Hometown Story.

        Or get Harvest Moon

        Shashashasha you wish you were smart like a goat >:D

        • I think those titles would be much more to my liking actually, so I totally expect to pick up at least one of them!

        • InfectedAI

          I’d get Fantasy Life if it was released in NA, but I doubt it will be.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Why not? I dont think Level 5 has an aversion to money.

          • InfectedAI

            There are tons of Level-5 games that never get released in English. If they haven’t made an announcement by now, I doubt we’re getting it.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Why not? I dont think Level 5 has an aversion to money.

        • InfectedAI

          I’d get Fantasy Life if it was released in NA, but I doubt it will be.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Miiverse will suck you back in… beware….

        Shashashasha you wish you were smart like me >:D

    • brian

      Disappoint even though New Super Mario Bros 2 has only almost gotten 2 million over about 1 year?
      That’s really impressive, considering AC sold around 40% of that in a few months, not to mention a bunch of possible factors that could’ve influenced it.

    • 700,000 so far is really nice and impressive especially with the Holiday coming up.

  • Laith Rem

    Those are some nice numbers for a JRPG.

    • NintendoPSX


      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        doesn’t matter.

        RPG from Japan are JRPG aside from the ones like Demon/Dark Souls which are WRPG.

        SRPG is a sub genre

        • British_Otaku

          I really want to wake up fully and debate you on what genre Dark/Demon Souls belongs to even though I don’t play the series simply as JRPG and WRPG are really stupid definitions…

          I’ll save it for another day.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            They are stupid definitions, they dont tell you shit.

          • James Enk

            i don’t like labeling game either but when it comes to RPGs it true that there is a difference between the ones developed in japan and the ones developed in the west

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            There is a difference but it isnt due to what nation you come from. Its the themes and the developers style/ story progression and character slate. Its a fallacy that people have put themselves in.

            Seriously, people do this for everything, to this day I can go around the world and people still have negative ideas in their heads about the color of their skin!

          • James Enk

            “themes and the developers style/ story progression and character slate” are different because their are develop by Japanese developers that’s their style and it’s different from the style of western developers

            your second paragraph i don’t understand where it fits

          • M’iau M’iaut

            @laer_heiseiryuu:disqus Folks the fight to determine what makes an RPG has been going on here far too much lately. People may enjoy what they enjoy regardless of what they choose to call it.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Hey that aint right man.

          • James Enk

            @Nyanyaan:disqus the word fighting it’s too strong we are having a discussion that it was not about what makes an RPG but about the fact that there is difference between RPGs developed in japan and the one developed in the west

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Either way, what I did say was that its the themes utilized, everyone who grows up under certain circumstances are effected by their ideaologies and that shows itself in games. I could make an RPG that feels like a Tales of Game, but its not a JRPG hell I could set it in some medieval/timetravelling type setting and have them act like people on Pokemon SmashXMonty Python do, still not a JRPG.

            If I asked you the difference between a Japanese FPS and a Western FPS you couldnt tell me the difference.

            For example look at Vanquish, its a japanese developed fps with a bunch of “western influences” thrown in to try and “appeal” to that market but it still feels different, why, because the underlying thematic choices affect the game play design in that game.

            For instance in most WFPS, guns are seen as tools of destruction that the protagonist can readily discard, because its about them, but in Vanquish, the weapon is a part of the person.

            Its the themes.

          • James Enk

            this is my opinion: it’s not a JRPG/WRPG because the developer was born in Japan/West it’s a JRPG because the style of the game is similar/closer to what JRPGs have been
            think of a JRPG and a WRPG and tell me you don’t see the difference of course there maybe exception a western developer influence by japan or vise versa but you will be able to see the difference
            and if you ask me the difference i could tell you and you actually named some of the difference between them “”themes and the developers style/ story progression and character slate”

            Vanquish a shooter with western influence still it’s different than almost any western because the ppl who developed it are influenced by differend things

            i read your comment and from what i understand we are saying almost the same thing

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Yes but when the themes get heavily mixed up it results in something neither here nor there.

            Ubisoft say Child of the Light is inspired by jrpgs, and the material they’re drawing from are western fairy tales, so how is it JRPG inspired?

            Xenoblade is clearly a JRPG, but its full of mix too.
            My point is the terms are too ambiguous, I’d rather describe an RPG by its game-play style..

          • James Enk

            yeah either but there is some true to it for example
            “My favorite video game genre is RPG and especially RPGs that come form Japan” a.k.a JRPGs so if you are someone who is into gaming you instantly understand what i am talking about, it not about discrimination i see it like this blue and yellow are both colors but they are different colors and no one can say that we can’t have green

  • Strong numbers all around

  • Warboss Aohd

    390k fer Awakening?

    i approve.

  • Mental

    Damn, New Leaf has sold almost twice what Awakening managed to sell in half the time.
    Still, those numbers are pretty great for a Fire Emblem title. It might end up outselling even Fire Emblem 7.

    • Guest

      Still, those numbers are pretty great for a Fire Emblem title, despite being third to the first US Fire Emblem game and Sacred Stones.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        You’re forgetting Shadow Dragon. Still, these numbers are indeed nothing to scoff at for a niche series like FE.

    • Slayven19

      That’s because animal crossing was always bigger than FE which was always niche so its not to surprising given both games track records. Those numbers are great for FEA though like you say.

    • katamari damacy

      If Animal Crossing sells like hotcakes, why the hell has Nintendo not localized Tomodachi Collection?
      The BS ‘no english vocal synthesizer’ excuse is easily overcome by buying out/licensing the english vocal synthesizer from Denpamen 2/3

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        Reggie is considering it

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Fire Emblem Awakening is the best selling title in the series.

  • SS4Nels

    That Fire Emblem number is very nice.

  • Sardorim

    FE14 should sell even more as FE:A put the series back on the map for the East and West in a big way!

    Future’s Past also shows that they listened to the fans wanted an improvement for story! So I expect grand things from FE14!

  • JustThisOne

    I think that’s a pretty good number for Pikmin 3, considering it’s only been a month. :>

    Congrats to Fire Emblem, but hooolllly smokes! New Leaf is taking the world by storm.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Sad to see Mario and Luigi with such low numbers, that is one of my favorite 3ds games thus far. All my kids know how to play it and love it, and they are 2,4,5, & 6

    • You guys must have awesome family nights.

    • 3PointDecoupage

      Well, most of those games came out at the beginning of the year. Mario n Luigi is still relatively new.

  • woo im especially happy for fire emblem numbers

  • Guest

    Fire Emblem for life!

    Animal Crossing too! :D

  • Slayven19

    You know all of this is really nice…for 3ds that is. WiiU is lacking and hopefully winter picks up for them on that console.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    I’m kind of surprised Luigi’s Mansion beat out Animal Crossing.

    • Tyler Harwood Simpson

      Luigi’s Mansion has also been out longer.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Well hey, look at those Luigi’s Mansion numbers, those are pretty great! I really like that game. This leads to a fun line of speculation: Luigi’s Mansion was developed by Next Level games, which has been handling a series of Nintendo IP and pretty much knocking it out of the park with each game. Mario Strikers was fun in groups, Punch Out hit JUST the right balance of old gameplay and modern presentation, and Luigi’s Mansion is a real success on both sides of the Pacific.

    So Next Level games keeps taking Nintendo IP and succeeding with them, and we KNOW that Nintendo is looking for all the development teams they can get right now. I think we can take it for granted that Next Level is already working on another Nintendo IP… but what?

    My prediction for most likely: Mario Baseball

    My best case scenario: Advance Wars

    • I don’t think Intelligent Systems will be relinquishing Advance Wars any time soon. Personally, I’d like to see an F-Zero from either Next Level or Monster Games, but given Miyamoto’s comments of late, I doubt we’ll get one.

      Sigh. I miss futuristic racers. There’s been a hole in my heart ever since Sony closed down Studio Liverpool.

      • Ethan_Twain

        How does that decision get made? Nintendo owns the Advance Wars IP and can allocate it to any studio that collaborates with them, right?

        What’s YOUR bet for most likely project to see Next Level working on?

        • Yup, Nintendo do own the IP and they’ll give it to whomever they think is best-suited to handling it. Right now, I think that’s still IntSys, especially after they knocked Awakening out of the park.

          Sadly, I think Next-Level’s next game will be another Mario sports title, probably for Wii U. I don’t know what other IP Nintendo really have, that they would be willing to give them. Maybe a Wario Land game?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            They’ll have them revive an old IP/

          • The question is, which ones are worth reviving?

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            All of them.

            Except Starfy and their other weird ones.

            More Nazo, more Gen 6 franchises, more Ice climbers(more 3D Platformers! So many interesting things you can do with this) some kind of 3D kirby game ect

          • Solomon_Kano

            They brought Pilotwings back, of all things.

            I feel like everything is on the table now haha.

          • Ethan_Twain

            What about that old ninja game on the NES? It showed up in Nintendo Land, it got a virtual console rerelease of some sort recently… it wouldn’t shock me if I saw a new ninja game from Nintendo under that brand.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Had to look up who Monster was. I take it the Excite games are good?

        Really bummed by Miyamoto’s comments. It’s my favorite Nintendo IP, man. And it was such a cop out answer, too. I would’ve understood if he said it didn’t sell or something like that.

        • Ethan_Twain

          The excite games ARE good. Excitebots is criminally underplayed. I’m a big fan. Last I heard they had been taken off their proprietary development and were working on DKCR 3D.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Interesting. I’ll have to keep them in mind once I pick up a Wii U.

        • Yeah, the Excite games are great arcade racers. People don’t make ’em like that any more. Criterion, Monster and Evolution (who now, sadly, are doing DriveClub) are the only three capable devs, IMO.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I was never too fond of Evolution myself, honestly. The MotorStorm games just weren’t for me.

            LOVE Criterion (sans Paradise) though. Pity they’re taking a break from racers right now, though I suppose it’s only fair. Been 7 years since they worked on a non-racing game.

            Yea, it’s a pity. All my favorite racing devs are either dead or don’t make racing games anymore.

          • Oh wow, I’m the exact opposite. I love MotorStorm and WipeOut. Sadly, I think three MotorStorm games on PS3 was too many and no one seems to care about the series any more. And well… we all know what happened to Liverpool. ;_;

            God damn it, you really are the exact opposite of me, haha. I never cared for Burnout before Paradise! I was a Need for Speed guy before that. After Paradise, I never looked back.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Woah, woah. I like me some Wipeout. Caught onto HD/Fury just before Liverpool got the towel, but a pretty fine racer.

            Good God, why haha. Paradise is the worst Burnout! I mean, it’s not a bad game, but it’s exactly what I didn’t want from Burnout. I loved the focused, level-based design the prior Burnouts had. I felt like what they tried to do there worked much better as a NFS game when they applied it to Most Wanted.

            I actually liked both Burnout and NFS during their heyday, but for different reasons. The NFSU games were my favorite. I swear, if you tell me your favorite was like… Carbon or something…I don’t know what I’ll do, man!

          • Maybe it’s because I’d never really been into Burnout before Paradise. The only open-world racers I’d played had been the semi-open-world NFS ones. Paradise was just on a whole different level. I love the culture they created within the game, with DJ Atomika and the music and the city. <3

            And… I can't remember what my favourite NFS was, actually. Oddly enough, I can't even remember which was which. I remember liking both Hot Pursuit games (the old ones). I even liked Porsche Unleashed, which most people didn't. Carbon was decent, as I recall? And I think I played Underground, too. I really can't remember!

          • Solomon_Kano

            DJ Atomika was about all I liked about Paradise lol. Recently got it on Steam from a friend and tried to give it another chance, thinking maybe younger me was just harsh on it, and I just really couldn’t do it. Which is funny, since my favorite between the Underground games was 2, which was open-world as well.

            Honestly, my liking NFSU2 so much and the level-based Burnouts is probably exactly why I don’t like Paradise. For an open-world game set mostly in a city, it never quite nailed that urban feel. I do feel it laid the perfect groundwork for their NFS games though, since they kinda split Paradise’s sprawl down into the less urban, level-based Hot Purtsuit and the entirely urban, open-world Most Wanted and I loved both. When they tried to do them at the same time in Paradise though… ick.

            It’s a pity you can’t remember, but I suppose that’s better than picking a favorite that sucks. :P

  • kylehyde

    The series really awakened in the west. Great numbers, I hope it get long legs, this is a game that every 3DS user should have.

    Awesome numbers for Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, this was a big surprise for me, I’ve never expected that I was gonna love the game so much.

    Overall nice numbers, but I hope that mario and luigi dream team get better sales on the long term,

    • Guest

      If only Cing games had reached that kind of sales… :(
      *I’m sorry, your avatar made me digress :P*

      • kylehyde

        I know how you feel.

    • fireemblembeast

      It “awakened”, huh…? I see what you did there

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        The Rite of Passage hath undertaken the Kakusei begins, a flame has been ignited, the charge begins henceforth!

  • ChatKnight

    Notice Sticker Star isn’t anywhere on this list.

  • Anesia Hunter

    fire emblem awakening sold a lot better than i thought it would.

  • Micah

    Top-selling 3DS game in September: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
    Top-selling 3DS game in October and from then on: Pokemon X & Y

  • Solomon_Kano

    Niiiiiice on Weegee’s Mansion. Glad to see it’s doing well in the US as well. Now if only we could find out how it’s done in Europe…

  • Rafael Monteiro

    These are incredibly low numbers, Nintendo should be worried

    • Suicunesol

      I’m sure they are. But they’re good numbers for the niche titles.

      Mario and Mario Kart seems to be doing well as usual, right?

      • Rafael Monteiro

        New Mario 2 sold horribly, 1,85 million? New Mario 1 sold 10 million

        • New Mario 1 sold 10 million

          That’s never happening again. The reason it sold that much was because they were bringing 2D Mario back after a long, long absence for the first time.

          • leeorv

            That, and they had a gigantic install base on their console, which, despite terrific sales, they do not yet have on the 3DS.

            Also, I don’t think that 10M figure was US only, which this chart seems to be.

          • Rafael Monteiro

            Yeah, 10 million was US only, Global was almost 30 million

            The first New Mario drove a lot of units of DS and so did the Wii version. I think New Mario 2 just floped because it was a much worse game

        • Suicunesol

          Have to agree there. Maybe a little more time will help a little. 3D Land looks like the 3DS Mario flagship title, though.

  • Lemon

    Here’s hoping Bravely Default will be a hit like Fire Emblem.

    • J_Joestar

      with all the hype so far? i wouldn’t be surprised.

    • Kelohmello

      I really doubt it considering FE is an established long-running series, but I’d love to see it do well. I know I’m buying it day 1 if possible, but I hardly represent a majority of gamers.

    • davidvinc

      I’m buying a 3DS the day Bravely Default comes out, it’s a system seller to me. Hopefully Square releases Dragon Quest 7 next.

  • d19xx

    Nintendo’s middle finger to those telling them to go mobile/ios…

  • James Enk

    FE is a great series it deserves to sell well and i hope we see it selling even better in the future

  • Göran Isacson

    Fire Emblem almost reaching 400 K = Me as a happy gamer. Luigis Mansion outselling pretty much ANYTHING on this list = me as a very confused, but still happy for the L-Man gamer. Here’s to hoping Mario and Luigi Dream Team at least pushes their way past the 250 K mark!

  • Raltrios

    I’m still working on finishing Awakening. It’s hard because I’m a maniac, grinding out my characters to the max even though I’m only on Hard :/

  • wahyudil

    here, all Luigi’s Mansion was sold out … difficult to find anywhere

  • SparkRaid

    So far, FEA is my handheld of the year. That’s a hell of an accomplishment considering the 3DS got some killer games this year. LMDM is awesome, ACNL if fun, MLDT is great, all the others are fantastic. Keeping putting out dem quality games and I’ll keep giving away my money.

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