news\ Apr 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Sales of Fire Emblem: Awakening are 'looking good' in Japan


Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS debuted in Japan last week, and a number of retailers have reported sales for the game: Most of the received copies are now in customers' hands.

“We’ve heard that others have been experiencing a scarcity of units, so we’ve added more, but still 90% of it was sold out,” said one retailer, who wonders whether Nintendo can ship out new supplies before Japan's approaching Golden Week, which typically causes a boost in video game sales overall.

“60% sold out and it’s looking good,” another commented, confirming that some fellow retailers have experienced as high as 80%.

The representatives interviewed also noted a range of age groups, from "old guys" to "middle/high school students."

Do you think Fire Emblem will fare as well in North America if it's released in the west?

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