This Week In Sales: Fire Emblem Fates Begins Its Conquest

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    Period: The week of June 22nd  – June 28th (2015)

    Top-seller: Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (3DS) – 260,675

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,396 | Tot. sales: 9,843,136

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 847 | Tot. sales: 6,908,523

    New Nintendo 3DS sales: 8,294 | Tot. sales: 581,767

    New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 21,818 | Tot. sales: 1,432,802

    PlayStation Vita sales: 23,134 | Tot. sales: 3,857,697

    Vita TV sales: 820 | Tot. sales: 166,985

    Wii U sales: 13,166 | Tot. sales: 2,420,954

    PlayStation 4 sales: 14,482 | Tot. sales: 1,551,803

    Xbox One sales: 243 | Tot. sales: 52,887

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    Last week, Nintendo released Fire Emblem Fates in Japan, and between all versions—the Birthright and Conquest versions, as well as the limited edition that contains both—the RPG sold 303,666 copies in its first week.

     

    By comparison, Fire Emblem: Awakening sold 242,600 copies in its first week, so one can surmise that game did its job and created more dedicated fans that were willing to pick Fates up at launch. Over the next few weeks, we’ll get to see how Fire Emblem Fates’ sales hold up beyond launch.

     

    Also released last week was Persona 4: Dancing All Night, a rhythm game spin-off of Persona 4 for the PlayStation Vita. This game sold 94,036 copies at launch.

     

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

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest260,675New3DSNintendo
    New02.Persona 4: Dancing All Night94,036NewPSVAtlus
    New03.Fire Emblem Fates (Special Edition)42,991New3DSNintendo
    01.04.Rhythm Heaven The Best+42,718266,7263DSNintendo
    New05.Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward38,758NewPS4Square Enix
    03.06.Splatoon37,458348,040WiiUNintendo
    New
    07.TV Anime [email protected]: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.216,392NewPS3Bandai Namco
    0608.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition10,896220,589PSVSony
    New09.Chaos;Child10,325NewPSV5pb.
    02.10.Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale9,28455,7763DSMarvelous
    New11.Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward8,729NewPS3Square Enix
    07.12.Mario Kart 87,9781,045,901WiiUNintendo
    05.13.Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden7,68798,7893DSBandai Namco
    New14.Shinobi Koi Utsutsu Yukitsuki Hanakoi Emaki6,762NewPSVIdea Factory
    04.15.Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition6,45442,326PS4Capcom
    New16.Kaitou Joker: Toki wo Koeru Kaitou to Ushinawareta Houseki5,189New3DSBandai Namco
    10.17.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire4,8992,648,3343DSPokémon Co.
    New
    18.Chaos;Child4,860NewPS45pb.
    New19.RIDE4,056NewPS4Intergrow
    08.20.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt4,054122,038PS4Spike Chunsoft

     

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.




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