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Fire Emblem: Awakening Sells Through 80% Of Stock First Week


As reported earlier in the week, Fire Emblem: Awakening sold 242,600 copies in its first week upon release in Japan and was the highest-selling game for the week with sell-outs at multiple stores.


That’s a better debut than any Fire Emblem title has seen in years, and sales tracker, Media Create, say that Awakening sold through 81.63% of its first shipment, which is fantastic.


Media Create attribute the success to the long wait for an original Fire Emblem title and Nintendo’s promotion of the game, among other factors such as the character designs and new game systems.


Meanwhile, Code of Princess, a beat-em-up developed by the Guardian Heroes team, was at the #2 position on the software sales chart, but only sold 19,554 copies. Feeling bad for the game? Don’t! Code of Princess sold through 72.62% of its shipment, which isn’t too bad either.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.