Two of the year’s biggest 3DS games finally have some sales figures attached to them. Fire Emblem: Awakening sold 240,000 copies in the US, 80,000 of which were from the Nintendo eShop, and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon has sold a stunning 415,000 copies to date. No information was given on how many copies of Luigi’s Mansion were from the eShop, but Nintendo is saying that the “bulk” of the sales were from retail. 20 million pieces of software have been sold for the 3DS in the US to date, which is mighty impressive when one considers the rough start the platform had. The company also confirmed that 8 million systems have been sold in the US since launch.
Those Luigi’s Mansion numbers are very impressive, but I was hoping for a little more from Fire Emblem. That’s one series that we can’t afford not to support. Most people don’t even realize just how few games in the series are even available in North America, so be sure to pick up a copy if you haven’t done so already. It really is an amazing game as Steven pointed out in his review.
I’d really like to hear how the Wii U has been since this year, as I’m fairly certain the numbers would be anything but impressive. The platform simply hasn’t had the software required to move impressive numbers like the 3DS had. Hopefully that picks up in the coming months though.