Nintendo announced via a press release that Fire Emblem Fates sold over 300,000 copies between all versions in it’s first weekend, making it the fastest selling game in the series in the US.
Nintendo of America’s executive VP of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt, had this to say about the news.
|“Both fans and critics are falling for Fire Emblem Fates, and the early sales numbers prove the game’s undeniable appeal. This strong momentum for Nintendo 3DS is only the beginning, as many more high-quality exclusive games are set to launch for the hand-held system over the next few months.”|
The game sold 5x as many copies as Awakening, the previous record holder in the series for sales in the first three days.
Birthright sold the most between the two versions, with Conquest being “close behind.”
The irrelevant internet “outrage” and “boycott” over the game’s supposed “censorship” had no effect on sales.