Fire Emblem

Late last month saw the highly anticipated release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses for the Nintendo Switch. According to new data from the NPD Group, just how anticipated the game really was marks a number of milestones for Fire Emblem as a whole. After breaking sales records in the UK and Japan, we now know how well Three Houses sold in the US; in fact, Fire Emblem: Three Houses had the biggest launch for a Fire Emblem game in US history.

A Fire Emblem reawakening

On the Top 10 Selling games list, Fire Emblem: Three Houses came in second, just behind Electronic Arts’ Madden 20. That’s really impressive for a July 27 launch! Plus, according to NPD’s Mat Piscatella, the game’s launch month sales are triple that of the previous record holder, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. On top of that, while we lack exact sales numbers at this time, Fire Emblem: Three Houses since rose to the position of 2nd best-selling game in the entire series behind Fire Emblem: Awakening. The 3DS title that saved the series currently sits at 2.24 million units sold as of December 2017, according to VGChartz.

Including Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Nintendo also has six games on July’s Top 10 Selling list! Recent summer releases Super Mario Maker 2 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3 take up third and fourth place respectively. Check out the full list below:

With all that said, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Three Houses eclipses Awakening as the best-selling Fire Emblem game. The game is a critical darling, tying with Super Mario Maker 2 as the best 2019 game for the Nintendo Switch according to Metacritic. Add that with the Switch’s continuing sales success and Fire Emblem: Three Houses will reach that milestone in no time!

Did you pick up Fire Emblem: Three Houses? What do you make of the game’s sales successes? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!


Jeffrey McDonell
Rare import from Canada, lover of all things video game music and remixes, desk jockey by day, and Nintendo Enthusiast by night. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube, with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood.

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