Fire Emblem Fates, Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow Break Sales, eShop Records for Nintendo

on March 11, 2016 9:23 AM

February was a packed month for Nintendo fans as 3DS owners were treated to both the latest entries in the Fire Emblem series, along with the re-release of the classic original Pokemon games, which have both proven to be sales successes for Nintendo last month.

In a statement issued by Nintendo, the company revealed that both Fire Emblem Fates and the re-releases of Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow have reached some new sales milestones for both their respective franchises and Nintendo as a whole.

For Fire Emblem Fates, Nintendo explained that “February was a fantastic month” for both of its installments (Birthright and Conquest), with the titles being among the best-sellers list for February 2016 from The NPD Group at retail.

Nintendo explained that “in little more than a week, the two versions of Fire Emblem Fates totaled nearly 400,000 combined units sold” across both physical and digital copies, saying that so far Fates‘ success “far outpaces” the sales track from the series’ previous release in 2013, Fire Emblem Awakening.

Nintendo cites Fates’ success so far as “a testament to both the longstanding popularity and rapidly growing fan base of the franchise” in the United States.

In addition to the sales data for Fire Emblem Fates, Nintendo also revealed that February’s rerelease of Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow “instantly shot to the top of the charts” on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, with all three titles together breaking the first-week sales record previously held by the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright & Conquest are both available now for 3DS, along with the downloadable third chapter Revelations on the eShop.

Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow are available now to download through the 3DS eShop.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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