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Fire Emblem: Awakening breaks North American sales records for the franchise
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March 15, 2013, 02:32:31
I think we all sort of knew this was going on, as the game sold out quickly in a ton of places, but it is good to get confirmation. It really deserves it too. I haven't played this game yet, but I will for sure!

From Nintendo:

Building off its 92 Metacritic score, Fire Emblem Awakening for Nintendo 3DS had the best first month sales in franchise history, selling more than 180,000 units (more than 117,000 at retail + more than 63,000 digital units). By comparison, the previous hand-held entrant in the franchise Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon has sold a little more than 250,000 units life to date in the U.S. Fire Emblem Awakening sold 70 percent of that figure in just 28 days.

Source: Nintendo PR

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Posted: 03/15/13, 02:32:31    
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Good to hear. This one deserved to sell well.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 13:54:32

Aww, that's too bad, EOIV could have used it, apparently it sold 14k.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 14:13:42
Where is there anything bad about Steam.
.It has constant sales
.Most of the money goes to developers
.Massive range of games
.Built in social networking
.The games are yours...for life
.Gabe Newells' beard
.Small amount of DRM
.Play games whenever

What did I miss?

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 14:28:05
It's not a handheld

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 15:01:14

Are the games actually yours for life, though? There was that one License Agreement update that you had to accept recently otherwise you'd get locked out of your games. No?

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 15:08:38

I don't recall accepting anything recently. Anyway, based on almost 10 years with Steam, the evidence strongly suggests that the chance of a license being revoked is much smaller than the chance of a physical game or the console necessary to play it being broken, lost or stolen.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 15:38:14
great game + actual advertising/marketing = sales. who would have thought?

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 15:56:12

It was a couple of months before the holidays. You agreed you wouldn't enter a class action lawsuit against them.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 17:56:39

Hmm doesn't sound very enforceable. Lawyers are the only real winners in class action suits anyway.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 18:01:43

I know. Still, it's something that they added to their license agreement and that you had to agree to if you wanted to still access your games.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 18:10:29
@Jargon That's not true, I just made like $8 or something off of a settlement for some massive stock losses I had due to the company lying / etc. about their health. 8 whole dollars!!!

In theory. I don't think I've actually received a check or anything.

Come to think of it, I probably forgot to send the form in to get involved in the lawsuit. Damn. There goes my lunch money.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 18:11:53
It's already seen a reprint, so hopefully they'll keep printing more (since that's what you should probably do when a game is selling really well).

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 18:33:16
Probably going to grab this digitally during the summer as well. EOIV is first for me but good news to hear!


Atlus probably wasn't expecting crazy sales though. They're usually pretty good about that.

...still, 14k is kinda' disheartening considering.

Posted by 
 on: 03/15/13, 19:15:49
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