This Week In Sales: Fire Emblem Fates Begins Its Conquest


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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest 260,675 New 3DS Nintendo
New 02. Persona 4: Dancing All Night 94,036 New PSV Atlus
New 03. Fire Emblem Fates (Special Edition) 42,991 New 3DS Nintendo
01. 04. Rhythm Heaven The Best+ 42,718 266,726 3DS Nintendo
New 05. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward 38,758 New PS4 Square Enix
03. 06. Splatoon 37,458 348,040 WiiU Nintendo
07. TV Anime [email protected]: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.2 16,392 New PS3 Bandai Namco
06 08. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 10,896 220,589 PSV Sony
New 09. Chaos;Child 10,325 New PSV 5pb.
02. 10. Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale 9,284 55,776 3DS Marvelous
New 11. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward 8,729 New PS3 Square Enix
07. 12. Mario Kart 8 7,978 1,045,901 WiiU Nintendo
05. 13. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden 7,687 98,789 3DS Bandai Namco
New 14. Shinobi Koi Utsutsu Yukitsuki Hanakoi Emaki 6,762 New PSV Idea Factory
04. 15. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition 6,454 42,326 PS4 Capcom
New 16. Kaitou Joker: Toki wo Koeru Kaitou to Ushinawareta Houseki 5,189 New 3DS Bandai Namco
10. 17. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 4,899 2,648,334 3DS Pokémon Co.
18. Chaos;Child 4,860 New PS4 5pb.
New 19. RIDE 4,056 New PS4 Intergrow
08. 20. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4,054 122,038 PS4 Spike 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 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.